Relationship Tips: Follow Easy Ways To Make Your Long Distance Relationship Strong...

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I've always been told (and reminded) just how hard relationships are, that they take serious work from both individuals involved. While the honeymoon stage is filled with rose-colored everything and blissful emotions surging through your body, once the newness dies down and reality sets in the real work begins. Any normal relationship requires a fair share of effort, but especially a long distance relationship. Some relationships are long distance from the start, others after years of dating or even marriage due to a job relocation or life's unpredictable struggles. Having a relationship over a long distance is one of the hardest things you can possibly do, because the backbone of a healthy relationship is intimacy and time together. When you're left with hundreds of miles between you and the love of your life, sometimes the idea of ​​"Is this even worth it?' or "How do I make this work?" dominates your thoughts.

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# Make sure you always have something to look forward to
Plan trips in advance, book plane tickets, even make reservations for restaurants you'll visit together. Always having something to look forward to is a key aspect of making it work. Long distance can begin to feel stagant when there's no concrete plans for the future.

# Make healthy communication your first priority
There will be times when you feel lonely, isolated, or like your situation is unfair. (It's good to try to stay away from the whole 'why me' pity party.) You might even find yourself taking these feelings out on your partner or acting out in anger. To decrease the likelihood that this will happen, honest communication is extremely necessary. Be upfront about what you’re willing to spend on visits or trips and what you need out of your partner on a daily basis. Maybe that's texting throughout the day, or even just two to three calls to check in. If you like your space, you might even be fine with communicating once a day or less.

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# Find something to share together, even though you're apart
Pick out a Netflix series to binge watch, but promise not to watch episodes without each other. Go to dinner at the same time. Or cook a meal at home and use FaceTime or Skype to chat while you eat. With the way technology is today, you can be hundreds of miles apart and still feel like you're right next to each other. With that being said…

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