Tips for a Successful Long Distance Relationship

 Long distance relationships are becoming more common as people travel far away for work, study, or reasons beyond their control. While always challenging, there are ways to make relationships thrive despite the distance.
It is tempting to put your life on hold and just focus on him but you must continue living life on the full lane. Have a healthy interest in your hobbies and in improving yourself so that you are not always sitting at home missing your faraway boyfriend.

Trust is the most important ingredient to make a long distance relationship work. The biggest issue with non-face-to-face communication is the lack of facial expression. This makes it so easy for words to be misinterpreted but unfortunately much harder to trust and stay positive.

The key to having a successful long distance relationship is that both of you must have made the decision that you're going to be committed to one another and are working towards eventually living together or moving closer to one another. This is a serious conversation that you need to have with your man and it shouldn't be pushed off.

Long distance relationships lack in touch and intimacy. In order to make up for this very important factor in your relationship, you and your partner should also agree to meet at least once every month.

If you are not fully prepared to trust your man or woman you have no business being in a long distance relationship because in LDRs, trust is everything. Without trust, there is little point in having the relationship. Without trust sustaining a long distance relationship is impossible.

An unfavorable thing for a long distance relationship is the lack of plans for a future together. So you need to talk about the moment you would be reunited. Without such plans the relationship is doomed.

It's important that you and your partner have some sort of plan so that one day you can be together on a full time basis and not so far away from one another. Being separated can be very tough, and having a goal and plan to reach that goal will help you realize if being in a long distance relationship is worthwhile or not.

A relationship is never about one person. Agree on what works best for your relationship. This is especially true and important if you do not share the same time zones with your loved one. An hour or two in difference is quite easy but if you have 12-hours between you, you must both agree on an exclusive time of the day just for each other.