Relationship involves staying connected. However, work or other priorities very often does not allow us to be present near our loved ones. But this does not mean love does not thrive in long distance relationships. On the contrary, the desire is often fueled by temporary separation. The trick is to know the essentials required for making it work. It is true that handling the absence is not an easy task. But it is not insurmountable either. With some clear understanding and a rational approach handling the absence becomes a lot easier. Some of the tricks for this are discussed below.
Be brave while you are looking for ways of handling the absence. You may also get some courage being aware that you are not alone in your journey. Roughly 10 million couples across the globe are into long distance relationships. Naturally, they are all looking for ways of handling the absence, just like you. So, your position is not unique.
Correspond with each other regularly. The idea is to chase away the feeling of isolation by constantly keeping in touch. The channels are many nowadays, thanks to the advancement in technology. You can get connected over the Internet through text chat or voice chat. You can also think of a video chat or even arrange for a web cam session, if that is a feasible option for you. You can also exchange your photographs frequently, over e-mail. The options are many. All that you require is a will to do.
View the brighter side
Every coin has two sides. This is true for relationships also. While you are together, you generally spend most of your time or a large portion of it concentrating on each other. Distance, on the other hand, offers you the scope for concentrating on other areas of your life, which very often remain neglected or under stressed when you are together. You get the opportunity to spend more time with friends or pursue some hobby which for long was playing on your mind. Distance also sometimes smoothes the rough edges of a relationship. Those small but nagging fights you used to have over apparently trivial issues start to seem insignificant when distance separates you. Being distant also helps to review you your relationship in perspective. You get some space and time to judge whether your relationship was running fine or needs some extra attention in some areas. This clear objectivity is also a gift that a long distance relationship offers you.
Don’t be a control freak
Being separated by distance does not mean that you have to be a control freak and track and guide every step of your partner. Always remember, a relationship survives on trust and mutual respect. Being over protective does not help. So, be assured of your own motives and try to instill that confidence in your partner as well.