have widely been a debatable issue among partners for a long time. Most times, partners ask; How can we make it work? What if I need my partner at a really important period? What if my partner finds someone else? These are some of the major questions asked on many platforms concerning the subject.\
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But in fact, relationship experts have submitted that when people meet and are infatuated with each other, it is generally thought that the initial surge of emotion lasts longer when the couple is separated.
Research has also shown that partners who are into long-distance relationships
tend to be more satisfied with their relationships than most couples who are within a geographically close region. Additionally, couples separated by long distance are highly dedicated and free-spirited than regular couples within the same location.
Now, the next question that may come to mind is: How do they make it work? Here are some of the tips these couples employ to keep the relationship wagon moving.
The use of real-time video and audio chat have made access to partners very easy. In a relationship, communication
is always key. Most long-distance couples engage in day-to-day conversations on their mobile devices, exchanging compliments and whatnots. Although this may not be as sensational as physical communication, a lot of barriers are still being crumbled when partners are able to provide updated information about their daily activities and lifestyle.
Aside from technology, it has become much easier, cheaper and faster to make delivery of goods. This implies that random and special gifts can be sent over, at intervals.
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eCommerce firms specialised in logistics abound globally, partners can take advantage of the options to make real-time deliveries. These efforts indicate a caring presence or serve as evidence of love.
Knowledge Of The End Of The Barrier
Having a knowledge of the time at which the long-distance situation will end provides a source of assurance for each partner. Long-distance can be unbearable but when each partner is aware that it will not always be that way, they begin to work towards that time together. That ensures that the long-distance is just a means to an end and purposeful phase or journey. It is best to plan each step to the end, together.
High Level Of Love And Commitment
It takes a higher level of love and commitment. Before embarking on a long-distance
relationship, it is recommended that one determines if both partners are at the same level of love, as this instils a sense of commitment in the long run.
Trust in the strength of your relationship and be confident of its result. Do not allow wrong ideas and whispers to get you jealous easily. When in doubt, politely open up to your partner about your apprehensions, in order to iron out the issue safely.
The popular saying, “Absence makes the heart goes fonder” never goes out of fashion. In this day and age, a committed long-distance relationship is not a myth but an actuality.
Asides from technology shrinking the world into a small space digitally, there is an increasing acceptance of this form of relationship because of the demanding nature of the global economy and labour market. This means each partner must make a deliberate effort to make it work and adjust their lifestyle accordingly. Long-distance might just be the new norm, eventually.
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This article was first published on 9th July 2021