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Boundless love

Between juggling schedules to challenges in communication, anyone who's ever been in a long-distance relationship can certainly tell you how hard it can be to make a long-distance relationship work. It is an understandably difficult commitment to honor if you and your sweetheart decide to keep the relationship going while you are apart. Difficult but not impossible.

Traditionally long-distance relationships have been unlikely to last beyond 6 months, but in the age of the internet, Skype and mobile phones they have more chance than ever of being successful. The challenges facing people engaged in a long-distance relationship are unique. It can take more careful planning, time and attention than a traditional relationship but if you are both committed to making it work there is no reason why it can’t be just as fulfilling and satisfying as any other relationship.

Here are some secrets to give your long distance relationship the very best chance of success!

In order to make a long-distance relationship work you need daily contact so that you become part of each other’s daily lives. This is easier than it used to be with the internet and Skype, no more huge phone bills! To give your relationship a little more love, write loving emails, send love letters or a romantic packet, it is all great for your developing relationship. Tell each other details about your day, so that you both feel a part of the other person's life; this seemingly small step will go a long way in reducing the distance between the two of you.

“Communicate every day”

A bright spot in any long-distance relationship is visits. Whatever the duration of the time apart, a visit is something that is circled on a calender, excitedly counting down too, and is a great chance to connect even more with your partner. The physical contact of your partner is the glue that binds all the other things together – the smell of their skin; the touch of their hand; the kisses that say more than words ever could. Plan as much as possible a visit, so you both have something to look forward to.

“View the distance as an opportunity”

Trust is one of the main factors and jealousy is a common challenge for long-distance couples. When your significant other is too far away to know exactly what you are doing, trust comes into play. If you are in daily contact you will be able to talk about how you are feeling, than grows your trust more en more each day.

“Trust yourself”

With the right mindset, emotional preparation and much effort, long-distance relationships can and do work out. You can survive a long distance relationship, if you pursue these rules. Nothing is impossible!

Authored: Jori Verwegen