Distance is a tough test in a relationship. For some couples, distance has always existed in the relationship, this is the case for those who have met on vacation and are pursuing their love each in a different city. For others, the circumstances of life force them to live apart, for professional reasons or for studies, for example. Doctissimo gives you some advice to live a fulfilling relationship, even from a distance.
Know what to expect
It is essential that each member of the couple know what kind of relationship they want to have. This is why it is essential to define your expectations and how far you are willing to go for your partner. This translates into questions to ask, such as "do I project myself with him or her in X years?", "How are we going to solve the problem of distance in the near future?".
Take advantage of new technologies
Until a few years ago, a long distance relationship, in addition to being complicated, could be very expensive. Calls had to be brief, if not infrequent, and communication was mainly by post. But from now on, it is possible to communicate with people from all over the world, quickly and efficiently thanks to emails, videoconferences or even free texts ... So take advantage of it.
See each other as much as possible
Don't miss any opportunity to see yourself, as soon as it presents itself. It is better to take turns making the trip so that one of the two does not have the impression of making more efforts than the other. You can also meet sometimes in towns equidistant from your homes to discover a new place each time you reunite.
Do activities together
Despite the distance, there are plenty of activities to do for two. See the same movie, at the same time, play online games, read a book, listen to music, visit museums (some offer virtual tours), cook (of course you will not be able to taste the dish from the other), see a concert ... The two of you will have a lot of fun making a list of all the things you can do together without being in the same physical space.
Usually, the biggest fear of couples living at a distance is infidelity. Him, tells you about this new girl at work and your imagination is already racing, isn't it? Of course, it is not impossible that your partner is unfaithful to you, but in reality the chances of him or her cheating on you are no less great if he or she lived in the same city as you. These things happen, but worrying all the time won't help you avoid them. You can at best set the "rules of the game" from the start, and then trust it.
Even if you can't see yourself as much as you want, never neglect romance. Send each other love messages, treat yourself to small gifts ... Have him deliver his favorite dish to the office! Everything is good to maintain the element of surprise in the relationship.
Sometimes, because of the distance, we tend to imagine the worst and take things too seriously. If work, stress, family, health, etc. come between you when talking or seeing each other, do not be discouraged and try to schedule another date very quickly. But don't be hungry, that sort of thing happens sometimes.
Don't spy on them too much
Being apart makes us always wanting to know what the other is doing at such and such a moment, it's cute and completely normal but there is no need to watch their every facts and gestures. And then, honestly, the fact that you don't know anything about your partner since he or she left work makes you more jealous than worried. Do not be too heavy, it will have the opposite effect of what you expected.
See the bright side
Don't be negative, instead see the bright spots in your long distance relationship. Everyone has more time for their personal development, the routine does not have time to set in, you miss each other, when you see each other, everything is more intense and passionate. Moreover, a recent study by the University of Hong Kong assures that long distance relations run deeper.
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