The truth of the matter, though, is that long distance relationships do not need to be difficult or scary, nor do they need to be something that women avoid. Relationships, regardless of location, are a healthy aspect to living an adult life that should be cherished and respected.
That all being said, there are a number of ways in which you can work towards maintaining your long distance relationship, so that you are free of the stereotypically deterioration of a long distance romance.
1. Do not be afraid to tell your significant not only that you miss them, but that you are thinking of them and love them, as well. While many people may struggle with doing so, afraid of be grouped into the genre of the “overly attached” girlfriend, this is actually one of the most important skills that you can develop in maintaining your long distance relationships. It flatters your significant other, it reminds them that they hold a cherished place in your heart and mind, and it establishes a connection that can withstand the distance that is between the two of you.
2. Allow your significant other to have a social life outside of your relationship. Unfortunately, you are not going to be with your significant other every weekend, guaranteeing that you know who they are with, where they are going, or what they are doing. But showing them that you are not only okay with them having fun outside of your relationship with their friends, but that you are urging them to do so, proves that you trust that they are loyal in their commitment to you. In addition, it isn’t exactly fair for them, or you, to have to stay home every weekend, right?
3. Break the myth of “out of sight, out of mind”. Regularly send your significant other picture texts. Not only will it remind them of the beauty that they fell for in the first place, but it will maintain their attraction to you without having to actually be in your presence. This tip is key in maintaining attraction and yearning for your significant other. Also, you may get lucky and receive some picture messages of your love, in return.
Long distance relationships are always going to be deemed difficult and not worth the effort, unless people begin to put the time and effort into establishing a connection that is able to withstand the rumors about long distance relationships. Nobody ever said that it was going to be easy, but it will most certainly be worth the difficulties, as long as you are willing to overcome them.