Long Distance Relationship Tips
Start writing a post

8 Tips To Help With Long Distance Relationships

Long distance relationships can be daunting, but it's how you two work together that will make all the difference.

8 Tips To Help With Long Distance Relationships

In every relationship, there needs to be a healthy balance. The obvious factors of trust, communication, and love are needed, but in long distance relationship there's a heavier emphasis on aspects such as space, honesty, and time. Long distance relationships can be very difficult, but with the effort of both people to maintain a good balance, a couple can get through anything.

1. Quality Communication


Not being able to see your special person often makes things like phone calls very important. Especially in today's world, communication has become much easier with FaceTime, Skype, and other video call apps. Having meaningful conversations are essential, not your every day: "Hi, how are you?" Phone calls discussing your day, how you feel, upcoming plans, exciting news, and other interesting topics will keep conversations going and let each person feel more included.

2. Match & Know Schedules 


The difficult part of long distance is finding time. Nowadays, you can sync each other's schedules, write down in a google doc your plans, or any kind of shared planning. Finding even an hour to sit down and talk to each other away from the outside business, watch an episode of Netflix, or even just doing work over FaceTime together can still make shared memories and experiences. However, it takes the effort of both people to find time and make plans.

In addition, listen and know the other person's schedule. If someone is having an exceptionally busy day, text them something to comfort them. Understanding each other's important plans will be just like if you two were together.

3. Do Things Together


Here a list of things you two can do together even being far away:

1. Start Watching a Netflix Series Together

2. Read the Same Book

3. Watch a Movie together

4. Video Chat Date Night

5. Online Games

6. Listen to Music

7. Do Homework Together

4. Physical Objects Help Too


Just because you can't physically be together, doesn't mean you can't give each other things to help cope. A shirt or sweatshirt that smells like them can help you fall asleep at night, or if you have been together for a while, a nice ring to remember them all the time.

5. Don't Put Your Life on Hold 


The best part about long distance relationships is how hard you both can work while you're apart, and then coming together to make good memories. A balance between your life together and your separate lives apart are important. Try not to spend 24/7 on the phone with your significant other, and miss out on hanging out with friends or trying new things! Keep grinding and accomplishing goals while you're apart, to keep you occupied and use the space for good.

6. Trust & Honesty 


Alongside communication is trust and honesty. The biggest issue for long distance relationships is trust, which is understandable when you are so far away. Communicating well with your partner, as well as being honest about how you feel and what is happening behind the camera will keep your partner trusting you.

7. The Right Amount of Space


Avoid excessive communication with your significant other. There's a time and place for everything right? Don't sit on your phone while you're with your friends, or call him/her every 10 minutes if you know they're busy. Too much talking could be related to being clingy, which could only cause issues.

8. Have Goals 


Always have a goal for the future: next time you're planning to see them, future mini-vacation plans, video chat date nights, etc. Being excited for something coming up will keep the time going and keep you positive.

Long distance relationships can be very difficult, but they could also be totally worth all the effort if you both know the right ways to go about the distance.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me


As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.


Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.


As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmWuCgJmxo

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less

'The Addams Family 2' Film Review

The sequel to the 2019 reboot is an enjoyable, but unremarkable start to the Halloween movie season

Photo Credit: MGM – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd82bSBDE84

There's a reason why the Addams Family have become icons of the American cartoon pantheon (although having one of the catchiest theme songs in television history doesn't hinder them).

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments