In this day and age, relationships can be tough. The idea of monogamy is slowly but surely dying out as modern society has begun to blur the lines of relationship life and single life. For those who ACTUALLY WANT to be in a traditional relationship, the pressure is on! A “normal” relationship can present its challenges, so if you add in the factor of distance, the challenge intensifies.
Long distance relationships are by NO means impossible BUT there are certain factors one must consider. Before you and your partner even think about a long distance relationship, you must first be sure that both of you are ready and willing to put in the work!
So, are you thinking of engaging in a long distance relationship? Or, are you and your lover struggling to make your long distance situation function? Here are seven GOLDEN rules to make a long distance relationship work:
1. Communication is key if you want to make your long distance relationship work. Maintaining constant communication should be your number one priority to ensure you are always on the same page as your partner.
2. Think of ways to include each other. Just because you guys are not physically together, it does not mean you cannot watch a movie together! Schedule a time to call each other while watching the same movie so you can interact as if you were together. A movie is just ONE example of an activity you can plan, it is important to be creative, so put your thinking caps on!