A long distance relationship could work if both parties are willing to make it work.
With the advent of technology, long distance relationship has become more successful than otherwise. Gone are the days where you write your loved ones by mail and they do not get them until four to five days. Loving is much more easier with technology. Really speaking, a long distance relationship is not bound for failure after all. Following some blue prints can help you achieve this goal.
- Do not rely solely on technology: As much as you can Skype call, zoom call, Whatsapp call your loved ones, you still need to have a token that would remind you of your loved one at all times. A token could be in the form of clothes, stationeries, photo portrait, you know the rest.
- Focus on quality conversation: Long distance relationship folks do not have all day to talk about trivial matters that have no headways in the relationship, unlike a physical relationship where you could ask your partner flimsy questions like “why did you not put on the clothes I bought for you” and others.
- Let the boring details become the connecting dots: You should have full idea of what your partner’s day would look like, what their interests are, and as a result, should talk about it. Truth comes out of small details of discussion, most times. Do not think “this is a boring topic to discuss” thrash everything out with words.
- Know the difference between “checking in” and “checking up on”: It is no crime to want to know how your partner is doing, want to hear their voices or text them a question when it comes to your mind. You should not police them because you’re far away and allow the thoughts of infidelity blindfold you. Just take it easy and gradually.
Above all, learn to trust your partner, do not show signs of doubt in their actions, it could lead to something nasty.