I swear I will hit the next person who tells me that long distance relationships NEVER work out…and there have been many. Mike is from America. After having both finished the Mt Kilimanjaro climb, we met through mutual travelers at the hotel at the bottom of the mountain. Before we knew it we had spent hours talking to each other and laughing together, and found ourselves sitting beneath a starry African sky in the early AM hours.
It may not be an ideal situation for you and your partner, but with the proper planning and attitude, long-distance relationships can be just as good as geographically close ones. Spending time with other people can help ease feelings of loneliness. You can combat your loneliness by spending more time with friends and relatives. It might not be the same as spending time with your partner, but it will help remind you that people are there for you. And remember, your partner cannot fulfill all of your needs, even if you live in the same place. How can you stay in contact with your significant other during a long-distance relationship?
Submitted by Catherine Crowley. There's something soothing about having something physical that they've touched in your hands. It may seem egotistical, or you may be uncomfortable with selfies, but they do want to see your face and there is never enough of your face to see, so keep sending them those photos. It varies from person to person, but sharing an intimate moment, while awkward at first, can really help. Submitted by Yukio Aqualine Kirk Owen.
Show less No one's ever said that long distance relationships are easy, but the distance doesn't have to ruin your relationship either. With the right commitment and communication, long distance relationships can actually be more stable than geographically close relationships. Build a reliable partnership, despite the distance: "When you make plans to spend time together, make sure to follow through with those plans. You may also want to be talking about the future, and how you might be in the same area at some point, so that you can look forward to that together.