3 Keys to a Successful Long-Distance Relationship
A relationship can be tough in the first place…and if you preface yours with the words, “long-distance,” you know that it can be a lot more difficult. However, when you are committed to making the relationship work, one of the long-distance variety has the potential for success along with the true ability to make the heart grow fonder. So that a few miles don’t get in your way, pack your suitcase and be sure to check out the following keys to unlocking the door to a healthy, happy long-distance relationship:
Key #1: Communication. It’s no secret that communication is an essential ingredient to any relationship…but when it comes to long-distance relationships, the need for communication becomes all the more important. Of course, your own schedule may be very busy; however, it is dire to make the effort to talk to your partner every day through text, emails, phone calls and Skype dates.
Because long distance relationships can often create a breeding ground for misunderstandings and miscommunications between you and your man, be sure to honestly and openly discuss your feelings and be clear about your expectations. Never underestimate the power of the words, “I love you”—the reassurance that you want to make the relationship work will move mountains.
Key #2: Trust. Since you aren’t with your partner as often as you’d like, it can be tough to keep your imagination from running off when he’s going out with those cute friends of his. But if you don’t show your partner that you trust him and are confident in your relationship, he is sure to be turned off by your insecurity and the chances of him finding another are high to quite high.
Remember to let him know that he can trust you too. When you are out and through your interactions with others, be sure to let guys you come in contact with know that you are taken. Planting seeds of doubt into your partner’s head, keeping secrets, flirting or breaking his trust isn’t worth it if you plan to keep your long-distance relationship in-tact. If you don’t have trust, you don’t have anything.
Key #3: Bonding time. Due to busy/conflicting schedules and the fact that you don’t have a money-growing tree in your backyard that would eliminate the problem of travel expenses, time actually spent with your partner can be few and far between. Place your partner at the top of your priority list by finding the time to spend with him whenever possible. Make your moments together count!
Mark Weikel is a guest post author who contributes his suggestions for maintaining a long-distance relationship with your partner. In addition, Mark also owns Gay Sugar Daddy Dating Sites where he provides informative resources about dating on the web.