Long Distance Love: How To Touch Your Partner When Distance Keeps You Apart
As a famous French poet once said: “Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”
Long-distance relationships can be hard, and you want to make sure that you don’t fall into the former category that sees the flames of your passion quenched by the difficulties involved in not seeing each other for a long time.
But worry not – sometimes the best way to truly appreciate what you’ve got together is to spend some time apart – and there are lots of ways you can make sure that your love burns brightly while you are far from each other.
1. Snail mail
While there’s an array of ways to stay in touch digitally, make sure you don’t underestimate the awesome power of the humble postal service.
We all know that sending and receiving a physical gift has its own special thrill, while a love letter in your hand-writing is something your partner can treasure for ever.
2. Long-distance dinner dates
This might sound a little cheesy (depending on the menu), but video calls mean the long-distance dinner date is now most definitely a thing.
Depending on your time zones, it might be dinner, lunch or breakfast for either party. Both of you cook a favourite meal, then sit down with your phones or laptops and eat together while chatting on video call.
The simple pleasure of eating with someone and discussing what’s going on in your life will cause the distance to disappear.
3. Surprise them with a visit
The best bit of any long-distance relationship is the precious time when you get to be together. After all those weeks and months of longing to see each other, when it finally happens, the sparks will really fly.
So what better surprise for your partner than for you to show up unannounced. Just make sure you don’t appear at their door when they’ve got a previous commitment, with pals or family or work!
4. Send a video they can actually touch
Everyone has got hundreds of photos and videos on their phones these days, but there’s still something extra special about that something tangible that you can hold in your hand.
Recently described as ‘a revolutionary take on a postcard,’ Viftbox allows you to send a personalised video to the one you love inside a traditional card.
So, what’s holding you pack? Get recording your message of love and have it delivered the very next day!
5. Have a relationship goal
No relationship can survive being long-term for too long, and the whole point is that you’ll get to be together at some point in the (hopefully near) future.
So, make sure you both are upfront with each other, you are both clear on what the plan is, and how long being apart is going to last – on those lonely nights when you miss each other terribly, it’ll help to know you are counting down to being a regular ‘no-distance’ couple.
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