It only happens in movies or dreams or in some century when romance or relationship was maintained by love letters, songs, long telephone calls and one time commitment. In the 21st century many face the question on sustainability of a relationship without physically being present in their life. We have summed up four Survival Tips for Long Distance Relationship.
Give Space and Time to Your Partner
Due to difference in time zones or different lives, giving each other to space out and set up new norms of life is very important till the person is settled. Once things are settled and routine is followed, set a time to chat or skype or talk on the phone. Also, these three activities can be boring after a point of time so writing emails to share your daily routine or some romantic thoughts are useful to keep the flame burning.
To ensure the relationship is smooth and healthy flowing, send gifts. Gifting is form where one makes its presence felt and highlights the presence. Flowers, cakes, pizza, etc are deliverable in each city. Invest a little here while you cannot physically be present, make yourself present.
Set a standard of relationship. As the relationship starts getting serious, begin talking about the future and set targets as a couple to achieve. This will help in focusing on each other better, and one knows that this long distance is not for long but for a phase till the target is achieved for better in the long run.
Go for Holidays
Plan holidays together keeping the schedule. Either one can visit each other. Once a year at least it is said to be take initiative to visit. This gap of meeting after months increases the passion and strengthens the bond of love.
Apart from these pointers it is important to set out a time for each other as an emergency. This means that either of the one might need help at an odd hour. Keep yourself available at these moments to entrust security.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan