Therapist-Approved Tips to Make Long Distance Relationships Work

Therapist-Approved Tips to Make Long Distance Relationships Work

So, you’re in a long-distance relationship for almost a year now. At times, it can be difficult, but it’s completely worth it. You’re with the person that you love. Most importantly, you have a partner who supports you no matter what. After searching for a long time, you’ve finally found someone worth holding onto. If you want to make your long-distance relationship work, here’s excellent advice from therapists.

Prioritize your time when everything matters

It seems nearly impossible to prioritize your time when everything matters. You and your significant other have different schedules, sleep preferences, and time zones. Nothing is the same anymore. Maybe not, but there’s nothing more important than your relationship. Make it your number one priority. Figure out how much time you can devote to your other half and schedule couple time. Take a spontaneous trip together. Better yet, invite them over for the weekend. It doesn’t matter what you do as long as you’re together. You don’t have all the time in the world, so take advantage of the moments spent together.

Talk every single day

Chances are that you’re familiar with this saying “out of mind, out of sight”. It draws attention to the fact that a person stops thinking about another person if they don’t see or talk to that person in a while. If you don’t want your relationship to die, make it a habit out of talking to your significant other every single day, no matter if you feel like it or not. Your conversations can last three hours or fifteen minutes. That’s not what’s important. What matters is that you don’t lose your connection. Romance is still strong and it would be a shame not to communicate multiple times a day.

Talk dirty with each other

The lack of sexual intercourse can take its toll on a relationship. Physical intimacy creates security and deepens a relationship. Since you don’t want your relationship to lack intimacy and connection, get rid of the sexual tension by talking dirty to your other half. Tell your partner how much you desire them. They need to know that you still find them attractive. We don’t need to give you concrete examples. You can get creative with your messages. You can talk dirty without making your partner feel embarrassed.

Start making plans for the future

Long-distance relationships work only if they are temporary. You need to have an end in mind, which, more often than not, is marriage. It’s not a bad idea to start making plans for the future. As long as the two of you have a joint sense of hope, everything will be okay. You won’t mind all the time spent apart and you don’t have to question if things are ever moving forward. Make sure that you and your significant other have the same vision about the future. This conversation is indeed tough, but it’s necessary. You need to know for sure if your other half feels the same way about you. If they want to spend the rest of their life with you, all you have to do is to figure out a way to reach that common goal.