Long distance relationships are very hard. They take a lot of commitment in order to work. If one person puts forth all the effort and the other gives the least amount of their time chances are the relationship will not survive. On the flip side there are many things that you can do and tools that you can utilize that will bring you closer together and the miles between won’t seem so far. About 10 months ago the love of my life moved about 4 hours away. You wouldn’t think that 4 hours would cause so much damage to one’s relationship, but in fact it did. I was removed from his every day life and routines and I went thru a series of emotions. It was very difficult to deal with. After my spintail of emotions, I started to think there has to be a way that we can work thru this and that our love will overcome this small obstacle, we had to grow closer and in the end we would end up together again and live happily ever after.
Here are some things that have helped us stay connected and I hope they help you too.
1) pinterest…yes pinterest! If you follow me on pinterest you will find many of the things I would make and mail out to show him I was thinking of him and missed him. I sent a card or letter every day. Many of the cards I sent are pinned on my pinterest page and are free to print.
2) The dating diva’s have an awesome website that I borrowed many ideas from. The share many ideas for date nights that can be planned even with all the miles in between the two of you. My favorite are the movie date night’s. Make a package for your lover with a movie, snacks, and even a small game wrapped around the theme of the movie. Make sure to buy two of everything so that you can enjoy all the same things at the same time. Set a time special for the two of you and watch the movie with phone in hand or VCHAT.
3) Vchat or Facetime. With all the technology today, it is so easy to make special hunny time every day and talk about your day. Facetime helps you to stay connected face to face.
4) Couple. Couple is an app for Android and iPhone. It is a private app that pairs you with your partner. You may exchange messages, pictures, and video on your personal and private wall. There is also an option that allows you to draw together. I absolutely love this app and when my love moves back I think we will still use it.
If you have any ideas on how to stay connected please comment below. Make a lil effort and your love will burn just as bright as when your love was here with you.
Today I wore my new Annie Basic Tee with Lace from White Plum Boutique. The material is very light and is perfect during this transition from Summer into Autumn.
top: White Plum Boutique
bracelet: Apple of My Eye Jewelry