How to keep a long-distance relationship going

Are you wondering how to keep your long-distance relationship going? Then let me walk the path with you.

There aren’t so many people who do believe in long-distance relationships. On the other hand, many people start such relationships. With today’s technology and dating apps, anything is possible. However, not so much work.

Today, I’m writing this post based on my own experience. I was in a long-distance relationship (with my now husband) for two years. And I can say that it wasn’t an easy journey.

A relationship on different continents and at different times is hard to maintain!

In this post, I’ll share some tips that we practiced, and I hope they’ll help you keep your long-distance relationship going.

Blue maps and hearts, long distance relationships

8 Ways to keep a long-distance relationship going

1. Regular communication

We all know that communication is the most important factor when it comes to any kind of relationship. The reason is that it helps you understand each other’s situation despite the long distance.

When there is no communication, you start to develop strange expectations. For example: no trust, no more possibility to feel that closeness, and more. This leads to the fact that your relationship doesn’t work.

When I mean regularly, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to call each other every minute. But make an effort to at least communicate daily. Make it a habit and a priority. Where you get to know how your boyfriend or girlfriend has been doing.

2. Life goals

Even if it’s a long-distance relationship, it’s not forever! That’s why it pays to have some goals.

For example, when my partner and I were dating, we asked ourselves what we wanted to achieve at the end of our relationship. Questions like these help you understand if you are on the same wavelength.

Another thing you should have goals for is when you’ll meet! Going for long without seeing each other, without physically touching each other, is not suitable for a long-distance relationship.

3. Honesty

For a long-distance relationship to work, there should be a lot of honesty.

If there’s no honesty, jealousy can sometimes arise. Also, lack trust. In such situations, being honest about your feelings can help both of you keep the long-distance relationship going.

4. Positivity

Positivity, positivity, positivity!
There’s no better dose than staying positive when it comes to long-distance relationships.

I understand that the wait can be unbearable, but you have to look on the bright side to keep going!

Imagine the beautiful moments you’ve spent together, how much you love each other, and what your future with this person will be like. This way, you’ll help yourself stay strong and keep your relationship going.

5. Do things together

Do you both like movies? Turn on Netflix and watch each other via video call. Or one of you can go for a walk, and send the other pictures of where they are and what it looks like.

Simple things like these strengthen the bond and make you feel like you are together. It may sound silly to some, but it works.

How to keep a long-distance relationship going
6. See each other on video

Earlier, I mentioned the subject of communication. Don’t just leave it at regular calls and texts.

Try having a video call with your love.

While you can’t touch, hug, or kiss via video call, you can look each other in the eye, blow kisses, and more. This will bring you both closer together and continue to give you the strength to keep going.

7. Keep your significant other in the know

In a long-distance relationship, it’s very important that you keep the other person informed of your schedule.

This way, you know when you can check on them. It also helps you avoid any form of insecurity and mistrust.

8. Commitment

Commitment means to devote oneself to a cause or a person.

If there’s a lack of commitment in a relationship, it’s hard to keep the other person.

Show love and loyalty, be open, express respect and appreciation. In this way, you’ll prove and show commitment to your loved one, and thus maintain your long-distance relationship.

Final thoughts

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, keep working at it. No one can predict where you’ll find love. Cherish this opportunity and put in the effort to make love last forever.

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