Fostering Love-Distance Love

No matter why you’re apart, it is not easy to be away from the one you love. Long distance relationships are hard work, but when you both fight to keep the spark alive they are not impossible. Here are some creative ways to do that.

Order Food for Your Mate

Restaurant orders for delivery are all the rage right now, and for good reason. Having the foods from your favorite eateries delivered right to your door is so convenient; you don’t even have to put on pants! Surprise your mate by ordering them their number one meal from their preferred restaurant. Learn more about home-delivery from your favorite restaurants if you’re curious.

Send a Care Package

Put together a box to send to your partner containing favorites like local delicacies and small trinkets. Not sure what kind of things to include?
  • Jams, jellies or preserves from the farmer’s market
  • A newspaper from your town
  • Bar or restaurant coasters
  • Postcards featuring landmarks

Communicate Daily

This doesn’t mean spend three hours talking every single day; rather, call or text your mate “good morning” and “good night” every day. Send texts throughout the day and updates about your life, even if you think they’re trivial things. It’s the little things that your mate loves about you; they want to know about your dentist appointment or how your meeting with your boss went.
On the other hand, try not to overdo communication. You don’t talk to your partner every moment of every day when you’re together, so extend the same courtesy when you’re living apart. Trying to have long conversations every day can become daunting if you have nothing new to report, and sometimes days pass without anything exciting happening. It’s okay to admit that and go a day without talking on the phone for an hour.

FaceTime or Skype

Make it a point to have face-to-face conversations throughout the week. It can be easy to lose track in the busyness of day-to-day life, especially life apart, but it is so important. Try to set aside at least two days out of the week to FaceTime or Skype and treat them as you would any other date. Living separate lives right now does not mean that time together is any less important, even if it’s digital time.
If you and your mate are meant to be, no obstacle will stand in the way of your love. Long-distance relationships are hard work and require lots of nurturing, but all the hard work is worth it when you can finally fall asleep in each other’s arms.

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