I’ve gotten quite a few e-mails asking me to write a post on long distance relationship tips.
But I’ve never actually been in a long-distance relationship, so I don’t think that I’m the girl for the job! That being said, I know that it’s a very important topic to a lot of you, and that many of you are living in long-distance situations right now. So, I decided to reach out to some of my blogging friends and ask them to help me out!
I was amazed by how many amazing tips I got from these girls! I highly recommend every single one of their blogs, so I hope you take the time to visit their site after you read this post!
So, without further ado, here are 13 of the best long-distance relationship tips for college students!
1. Be dedicated to making the relationship work
If you’re going to do this, both of you need to be 100% dedicated to do whatever it takes to maintain this relationship. If either of you are “iffy” about it at all, it will not work. If either of you are giving more effort than the other, it will tear apart your relationship goals.
2. Be purposeful about communication
3. Do things together…apart!
My boyfriend and I met in college, but after we graduated, we spent 3 years living apart. One of my favorite things for us to do when we couldn’t be together, was a movie night! Just because we weren’t physically together didn’t mean we couldn’t enjoy something together. We would chose a movie on Netflix and say “1,2,3, play!” Then we would talk throughout the entire movie over instant messenger or text messages. It was great because we still got to experience the same thing at the same time, which made us feel connected. I really cherish all of those “date nights” and after 3 years, we’re getting married in a month! The long distance was totally worth it! – Megan Tichonevicz
4. Technology is your friend!
5. But make sure to talk to the person, not just the screen name
6. Send things in the mail, and visit in person!
7. Nurture trust in the relationship
8. Let yourself have a life outside of the relationship
9. Make routine time for each other
10. Don’t compare your relationship to anyone else’s
11. Accept and don’t be intimidated by change
If your partner has picked up a new hobby or made new friends, it doesn’t mean that they are replacing you. It means, most likely, that they are (like you should be) enriching their own lives and taking the time that you are spending apart to fill the void that you have left behind. Growth is good for relationships! You both will bring much more to the table if you are able to embrace individual change. – May McNeil
12. Plan when you’re going to see each other next
13. Look at the benefits of being in an LDR
So there you have it! The top 13 Long-distance relationship tips from some fellow bloggers who have had extensive LDR experience!