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How to make a long distance relationship work?

If you are in a long-distance relationship or are going to be in one in the future, here are a few tips to make it work. 

Gone are the days when maintaining long-distance communication in a long-distance relationship used to be tough. Thanks to technology, it is easier to communicate even when one is in a long-distance relationship and we all know that communication is the key when it comes to any relationship. With just a tap, it is now possible to communicate. However, technology alone cannot fix all the issues that a long-distance relationship may experience.

If you are in a long-distance relationship or are going to be in one in the future, here are a few tips to make it work. 

1. Do not engage into excessive communication 

Many times, when couples enter in a long-distance relationship, they become extra possessive, the reason being they get insecure with the new setup of their partner. The result of such possessiveness can result in excessive communication which might suffocate the other partner. Do not spam your partner with too many texts, sending a text with Love Shayari, every now and then will work magic instead of excessive communication. 

2. Work upon your expectation beforehand 

It is a good idea to make it clear what both the partners expect out of the long-distance relationship and how they are going to make it work. Setting some ground rules will help you manage the expectations in a long-distance relationship and such discussion should be extremely open to get the maximum benefit out of it. 

3. Communication is the key 

Even though excessive communication is a problem, nonetheless, communication needs to be maintained. Send a good morning text after waking up and a goodnight text before hitting the bed. You can also tell them how much you are missing them by sending them Sad Shayari. Also, do not forget to update yourself about the important events that are taking place in your life. Try to also include pictures, videos and audio clips when communicating. 

4. Try to do things together 

Just because you are in a long-distance relationship, does not mean that you cannot do things together. There are an ample number of things that can be done together online. It is possible to play online games together. Further, there are many video streaming platforms that allow users to watch videos together. 

5. Try to engage in similar activities 

It is a good idea to engage in similar activities that might include reading books, watching television shows and movies. It is because when you do similar activities, it generates more topics to talk about and discuss. Further, it promotes shared experience which is healthy in any relationship. 

6. Learn to enjoy alone time 

A long-distance relationship can make you feel lonely, however, it is important to enjoy the alone time. Try to engage in some sort of hobby when you are alone and also consider spending time with your family and friends. It is important to enjoy alone time so that you stay happy. Remember that it is impossible to make a relationship happy if you are unhappy. For fuelling positive energy in the relationship, it is important for you to stay happy too. 

7. Know about each other’s schedule 

Try to know about each other’s schedules, so that both of you have a fair idea about when one is busy or free. Knowing about the schedule also will ensure that you do not end up texting your partner when they are in the middle of a class or important meeting. You can always discuss each other’s schedules when you talk so that you are aware of the events that are taking place in each other’s life. 

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8. Video-call 

Just because you are in a long-distance relationship, does not mean that you get to see each other’s faces after ages. Try to frequently get in touch with each other through video-call. A video call can always provide you with the much-needed extra comfort that is required in a long-distance relationship. 

9. Respond to emotional calls 

Even if you are not there, you can be there by responding to their emotional calls. Responding to emotional calls build a trust factor amongst the couple and will help each other to know that they are there for each other. Even if you can’t be physically there, try to be as emotionally available as possible. 

10. Respect the reason behind the long-distance relationship 

A long-distance relationship is difficult and sometimes, you might feel like giving up because, honestly, it is too much work. However, at times like this, it is important why you are in the relationship and then, further, respect the reason for the long-distance relationship. 

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