Being miles apart from your partner can surely be frustrating to both of you. You don’t get to see each other more often than you want to. He wouldn’t physically be there right away when you need him the most. She can’t be there on your birthday or on any other special events of your life. But then, you let all the hurt go for a while because you really like this person and want to work your relationship out. The question is: can it really work in the first place?
This is the most important thing that you should keep alive when you’re in a long-distance relationship. Most of these kinds of relationships don’t last long when constant connection is compromised. However, if you do things right you might make it work. Find some free time you both can call each other on the phone or on Skype. Even at random moments when you’re stuck on traffic or waiting for your food to cook, you can always leave your guy or girl a text message about how your day went or how you’ve met new friends. It will show your partner that you still care about him despite the different time zones. It has worked for many and pretty sure, with consistent efforts, it will work out for you as well.
Build a much stronger trust
You have to know that when you’re worlds apart with your lover, there are a whole lot of things that will surely get in the way of your relationship. At times, he can’t sit down for a talk because a problem at work showed up. Other times, his family calls or he’s too tired and should get to bed early. And then there will be times when he has this big party to attend to that make you think he might possibly meet someone else. During these times, it’s better to just leave all the bad thoughts in a corner and know that he will just shrug that lady off. But do not only trust that he won’t cheat. You must trust that you can be together, somehow, when you want to – even when it’s physically impossible.
Learn to accept reality
Distance can somehow drive a person insane. The person you love who is in the other side of the globe and may seem as frustrated as you are at the moment. When you engage in this kind of relationship in the first place, both of you should be in terms with the possibility of retreat when you have to. Long distance relationship is not for everyone, so don’t feel bad when you failed to make it work. Accept the fact that both of you are just people who have needs that need to be filled. If both of you think you’re not helping each other anymore, then it will be best to just give the relationship up for the better.
Long distance relationships may or may not work for everyone. The key is just to try, and if it doesn’t work, give yourself a pat in the back for at least giving it your best shot.