In this uncertain life, we never know where we land. This continual pursuit of education & career sometimes takes a toll on our personal lives. We go to new places, meet new people, make new friends and get busy with our lives. It becomes hard to make time for your old pals, especially for your partner. This leads to fights, and fights lead to a bitter breakup.
We have developed this stigma that long distance relationships don't work. Let me tell you something, everything works if you want to make it work. But you'll have to put in some effort.
Here are 5 tips which can help you in making your long-distance relationship rock solid:1. Time Management
Always manage your time! Make a schedule and stick to it. Everyone knows the essentials of their daily routine; all you need to do is, adjust it in your schedule properly. Office, friends, get-togethers, love; adjust it hour by hour.
If you miss out a party because you have to talk to your partner, you'll blame them. If you miss out talking to your partner because of the party, they'll blame you. Both the cases are not good for the relationship.
Make time for every important thing. Talk to your partner every day, no matter what. This will show them that you still have space for them in your new life. Ask for advice, tell them how your day went, and make them feel that they're important to you.2. Be Honest
If you're going to a club and you tell your partner that you're in a meeting, imagine the trouble that lies ahead of you if they find you lied. The lies which you think are harmless will create doubts in their mind. Have an open and honest relationship.3. Be Mature
You two will have to understand that you both have a life apart from each other. You both will be meeting people and making new friends. Don't become clingy or jealous. Accept the part where your partner will be having fun without you. It doesn't mean they have replaced you or have become bored of you.
Nothing kills the relationship more than mundanity. If you want to make it work, keep the spark alive. Don't take each other for granted, keep the romance alive. Emotional & physical, both. In this era of video calls, it's not that hard. Just don't let each other loose interest in the relationship.5. Visit Each Other As Often As You Can
This is a really important one. We often wait for long breaks so we can spend more time with each other. Don't do that. Even if it means seeing your partner just for a day or for a couple of hours, do it. These small gestures matter a lot.
Life is already hard, don't make it harder by throwing your love under the bus. It takes maturity, patience and understanding to make a long distance relationship work. Make sure you both have all three before you use the 'L' word from miles apart.