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8 Aug 2014
Make a Long-Distance Relationship Work
There are many reasons why you may need to embark on a long-distance relationship, perhaps you are parted by countries, a dream job takes one of you away, or maybe you are studying away from home…But whatever the reason, the relationship does not need to be doomed to fail.
Of course you may need to weigh the pros and cons of trying to make the relationship work against parting ways. If the relationship is very new, you may decide it is better to go your separate ways, but if you have been together for a long time and have planned a future together then it is definitely worth trying to make things work. How long you will be apart, how often you can see each other etc. will of course factor in to your decision.
Once you have decided to make a go of things, the following plan will help you. It is inevitable that you will have to adjust your lifestyle and perhaps more compromise will be needed, but the most important thing is communication. This is the same for any relationship, but distance makes it even more so. Keep communicating and you will stay emotionally connected.
Look on the bright side:
Try to take the positives out of time apart, the old saying ‘time apart makes the heart grow fonder’ will hold true. Make good use of your time apart, you will have time to yourself, spend time with your family and friends, develop your hobbies and when you meet up you will have plenty to talk about and you can enjoy each other’s company as you will genuinely have missed each other.
Trust Each Other:
It is inevitable that at some points you will feel insecure, this is completely normal. The best thing to do is to talk this over with your partner. It is essential that you trust each other and if you do not talk over any issues, things will just get bigger in your imagination.
Talk in any way possible:
In this day and age communicating with each other is easy – use every means possible to keep in touch – text and email are great for when you need to catch up quickly, but take advantage of instant messaging and video chatting, so that you can see and hear each other often. Don’t let your chats become mundane, try to surprise each other with messages when they are least expected.
Have patience with yourself and your partner. It is likely that you will struggle with the concept of a long-distance relationship at different times to each other. Take time to reassure each other, and refocus on your goals – a time when you will be together again. Visualising the successful outcome for your relationship will get you through the difficult times.
If you are in a long-distance relationship and need counsel, why not have a reading with one of our psychics, they have much life experience and are very empathetic. They are especially good with soul-mate connections and matters of the heart. You can read about each of our clairvoyants on the website: http://www.psychicreadings.org.uk/psychic-readersTweet