What to Avoid in a Long Distance Relationship

  • 2 months   ago

Being in a relationship can be a lot of work. And when your partner lives a few hundred or thousand miles away from you, things can be even tougher for the two of you. While a lot of people will advise you to not go into a long distance relationship, we beg to differ. Love is love no matter how far two people live. And while there are some issues that will occur in a long distance relationship, we are here to help you avoid those.

Sending gifts to your loved ones is one of the strategies to remind them that you’re thinking of them. Don’t hesitate to send flowers as they’re among the best gifts that are considered. Coming from someone who is in a long distance relationship, we assure you these are authentic advice from real life experience. So if that interests you, let’s look at some things that you need to avoid in a long distance relationship.

Avoid Having Trust Issues

Trust is the foundation of every relationship, whether you live in the same house, or across the street, in the same city or in completely different countries. But trust becomes a big factor in a long distance relationship in particular.

Just because your partner lives far away from you does not mean they cannot be completely trusted. Trust them, and ask them to reassure you that they indeed won’t ever break your trust.

Avoid Being Clingy

This is also something you must avoid doing. Living in different cities might also mean that you have different lifestyles. While spending time with your partner is all you want to do, they might actually be busy with something.

Give them their space and spend time with them only when you’re both free. Remember that you both have your own lives.

Also, avoid making them cancel their plans for spending time with you. Just because you want to call them, doesn’t mean they have to cancel hanging out with their friends to talk to you. 

Find Ways to Spend Time Together

This one is really important and something a lot of couples don’t do. Just because you live far away from each other doesn’t mean you can’t participate in various activities together.

Plan video call movie dates, play games with each other, make a meal and have it with them on video call, stuff like that. Apart from these, just call them once in a while, ask them how their day went. Tell each other about stuff that happened all day and fill them in. Communicate.

Avoid Not Seeing Each Other for Long Periods of Time

While this one might be tough on both your ends, you must find ways to see each other once in a while. Even if you live thousands of miles away from each other, try to see each other. Fly to their city and surprise them. Trust us, the look on their face would be something you will remember all your life. Try to see them at least once every couple of months, depending on how far you two live.

Do Not Assume Things

False assumptions can ruin a lot of relationships. And it is worse when it comes to long distance relationships. If your partner didn’t say something or didn’t mean it in a certain way, don’t assume it. You already live far away from each other. The last thing you want is to have a fight and then not be able to make up properly.

Never Give Up on Each Other

Although it is inevitable, you two will have fights. It’s easier to handle fights in person than over text or call. This is one aspect that makes long distance relationships tough. Which is why it is crucial that you two never give up on each other.

Stop Listening to People’s Advice

Anyone who says long distance relationships don’t last, kindly flip them off and don’t take their advice. That’s terrible advice and these people are probably salty because they have no dating life whatsoever.

Bottom Line

Above everything, just love each other from the bottom of your hearts and try to be happy with each other, and keep one another happy. If that’s your priority, you both should be okay. Cheers to love!