There is a very famous song by John Mayer & Katy Perry ‘Who You Love’. It talks about the fact that you don’t choose the one you love, you just fall in love with someone. Even when you discover little annoying things about them, you love them. And when you do fall in love, you do not think about issues like them living in a different city, state or country.
Long-distance relationships can be tough, as you do not get to meet the person you love for a really long time. People may tell you long-distance relationships don’t work, but there are many positives to it. If you ask an expert, there are many tips to make a long-distance relationship work.
Here are some tips and little joys of being in a long-distance relationship which no one will tell you:
Mid-Day Phone Calls
We go through a lot of stress during the day at work. While people living in the same city have the luxury of catching up with each other on the weekends, people in a long-distance relationship have mid-day phone calls. It’s when your phone rings in the office, and it’s them calling just to tell you that they love you. This just takes the stress away.
Ordering Desserts for Each Other
Researches prove that eating something sweet, uplifts your mood. While you know that your partner has had a bad day, you can not be present to comfort them physically, you can order something sweet for them. Isn’t that just adorable?
Road to Trust
Trust is a major building block of a relationship. While couples have a lot of trust issues, people in a long-distance relationship trust each other blindly, that they know the other person is not cheating on them even being miles away.
That Happiness When you Receive the Gift
There is a different kind of happiness you get when you receive a package from them. And then the excitement to open it. It’s one of the greatest joys in this world. So, if you are not sending gifts, you definitely should.
Movie Dates over Video Calls
Well, since you can not go to a movie together, or watch your favourite Netflix series together, you can watch them over a video call. This way you can see how their reactions, and enjoy the movie. It feels real.
While couples living in the same city get to see each other often, people in a long-distance relationship do not have this luxury. But you can have the one far away right beside you all the time. Those personalised cushions around the bedroom and a mug with a picture of you two would always make you feel loved.
Sharing Everything yet Having your Own Space
While you can’t share your emotions with people right next to you, you can share it with your long-distance partner. Them not being present physically makes it even better. You know they won’t judge you, and be more empathetic. And if you need space, you have it. It never gets overwhelming.
The Joy of Distance
There is a different joy you get when you receive them at the airport/train station after months. As they say it ‘Distance makes the heart grow fonder.’ Well if you don’t go and receive your partner every time they visit, I recommend you start doing it. It makes them feel wanted.
Embracing these little acts of a long-distance relationship can really help you sustain the relationship.