Relationships come with different ups and downs, and general challenges to deal with. However, long-distance relationships are considered to be even more challenging, since you are apart and wouldn’t see often. Although it might become hard to keep the fire or spend quality time together, you’re not without a solution when you know the right things to do.
Despite the distance, he remains your priority
Spending quality time and therefore, keeping the fire sparking all boils down to setting your priorities. Although hundreds of miles apart, keep in mind that he is your priority, and not the immediate people around you.
With long-distance relationships, there is a good chance that you tend to push him further down the pecking order, and allow less important things to take his place.
A video call to keep visual contact despite everything
It’s a long-distance relationship, therefore, do whatever you can to make up for not physically seeing on a daily basis. The easiest way to compensate is through frequent video call. Technology has made it a piece of cake, therefore, if you can’t see him daily, frequent video calls should be your best buddy.
Morning and evening at least one message
Communication is very important, especially for a long-distance relationship. You would have to put in the extra effort to make up for him being far away, therefore keeping the fire going and making him feel his part of your life.
A good way to do this is through video and audio calls and also chats. You should at least send a message every morning and evening.
In spite of the discourse do not stifle it
Discords are bound to happen in relationships, just like the sun and moon have to take turns in lighting different parts of the earth. It is normal that this happens because two people coming together would always need some readjusting.
What you can do to make the process easier is that you ensure you don’t stifle the process of reconciliation when it happens. We often carry the “I cannot change” ideology in relationships, and although understandable, a little compromise is needed.
When you can, find each other
Let’s be factual, nothing replaces the feeling of seeing one another and spending time physically. The calls, both video and audio, only plugs in the gap, it doesn’t replace it. Therefore, when you can, ensure you plan time out to see each other frequently.
Small attentions even at a distance
Paying good attention to your partner is one of the major fuels that keep the fire burning. Although at a distance, the little attention matters and could as well be the difference maker.