My boyfriend and I have been in a long distance relationship for the past few months. He started Law School in Philly, and I am still at Penn State. Here are some ways we make it work!
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In my long distance relationship, I found that actively communicating is the most important thing. My boyfriend and I text throughout the day to keep each other updated. While it is effective for us, it is also just so much fun to make jokes about little things that happen to us throughout the day, and to send occasional funny selfies to brighten up our mood.
Call Each Other At Least Once A Day
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We call each other once or twice a day. It is so easy to make a quick phone call, even if we're busy. He'll call me on his way to the gym, and I'll give him a ring in between classes. It is such a nice break, and is comforting to hear their voice.
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We always have a date picked out for our next visit. He'll drive to see me one visit, and I'll go to him the next.
Constantly Say, "I Love You."
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We are always reminding each other how much we mean to each other.
Send A Little Gift Once In A While
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If he does really well on an exam or needs a pick-me-up, I'll send him a little treat, and vice versa. It is always good to show him that I'm thinking about him.
With these five things, we learn to make it work! I was always intimidated by the idea of long distance, but with these simple things, it has been working out perfectly.