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5 Ways To Bond With Your BFF During Your Long Distance Relationship

They're probably better companions anyway.


Over the summer, many students embark on adventures. Some travel, some work, some go to school, and others have internships. Summers are a time when many couples take a break an experience the dreaded long distance relationship while on travels, goes to school, etc. Sometimes couples experience "summer separation."

Here's why that's alright: you have your friends to lean on! Even though you and your significant other can't be together right now, use this time to strengthen your bond with your best friends! After all, many friendships suffer due to relationships. You have less time, less money, and sometimes, frankly, less of a desire. You're occupied! You owe them this time.

Need some ideas of ways to bond? Let's start with:

1. Go to the gym

After all, you want to look in-shape and healthy as possible when your significant other returns. Use your free time to take up group fitness or spend an hour venting on the treadmill. You've probably been meaning to work out anyway, so here's your chance!

2. Learn to cook new recipes

Impress not only your friends and your significant other when they return, but impress yourself! Think of ways to expand your mental cookbook and learn how to make your favorite seasonal dishes. You're probably tired of canned soup and pizza at this point, so freshen it up! You and your friend can cook together and reward yourselves with the fruit of your labors. Pro tip: desserts are especially fun!

3. Take random road trips

Have you and your BFF always wanted to take a road trip, but didn't have the time? Plan a trip to a fun destination close by! Grab the road snacks, get the playlist rolling, and say "hello!" to summer adventure.

4. Do out-of-the-ordinary, nonsensical things

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Jump out of the pool and go to McDonald's in your towels. It's fine. This is what college is about: having fun.

5. Spend quality time together

best friends friendship GIF by SpongeBob SquarePants

Re-assure your bestie that even though you're in a relationship, they'll always be your number one. After all, they were there long before, and they'll be there long after.

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9 Reasons You're Still In Love With Tim Riggins In 2019

Clear eyes. Full hearts.

If you're a Friday Night Lights fan, you know very well who Tim Riggins is. And if you've never seen the show, he's basically just the bad boy football star and sensitive hottie of your dreams, all wrapped into one heart-throbbing package. If you haven't already fallen under the Tim Riggins spell, you're about to...

1. He's the star running back of the Dillon Panthers.

Basically every girl who has walked this earth has fantasized about having that cliche football relationship. No shame. #33 on the field, #1 in my heart.

2. He's actually really sensitive.

Tim Riggins may seem hard and dysfunctional on the outside, but he's really just a big softie. He's no JD McCoy, who grew up lavishly and extremely fortunate; Tim had a rough upbringing. He and his brother, Billy, had to work hard all by themselves just to stay above water, which is most likely what keeps him so grounded and humbled.

3. He loves kids.

Tim didn't even think twice about taking his neighbor under his wing when he moved in next door. And for some reason, there's just somethin' about cute boys holding babies that makes us girls swoon.

4. He's genuine and honest.

Sure, maybe he took advantage of his football-star status and slept with most of the rally girls, but once he fell in love with Lyla we saw his compassionate side. (You probably envied Lyla and maybe even hated her for a while because of it...I know I did.)

5. He knows how to have a good time.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere.

6. He's a family man.

Tim took the blame for his brother's crime and went to prison for it...if that's not loyalty then I don't know what is.

7. He's affectionate.

If you either hate Lyla or you want to be Lyla or a combination of the both, you are not alone.

8. He's protective.

Probably the only time you've ever wanted to be in a tornado was when you watched the episode where he shielded Julie from flying debris.

9. He's beautiful.

You're welcome for blessing you with this GIF.

May you all find your own Tim Riggins. Amen.

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