How to maintain a long-distance relationship
How to maintain a long-distance relationship

We tend to believe or hear that "long-distance love doesn't work", that "long-distance love is a fantasy", that "it's doomed to fail", among other myths that are quite wrong. More and more couples are meeting at a distance and spending long periods apart. The key is to generate enough psychological and emotional closeness, so in this article we'll give you some ideas on how to surprise your long-distance partner.


Using distance as an advantage

There are two types of distance: physical and psychological. There are couples whose partners live in the same house and sleep together, but who have distanced themselves psychologically and emotionally. They live like strangers, don't know each other and don't really talk.

On the other hand, there are couples who, despite being far away, share their most intimate secrets and constantly renew that spark that makes them love. This is why, in order to surprise your partner from a distance, you need to create moments of daily conversation:

  • keep the dialogue flowing;
  • be each other's confidant;
  • always be honest;
  • talk about difficult things and solve problems together;
  • have common goals and plans.


Maintaining an active relationship

Take advantage of the fact that distance can reduce shame and taboos, so that you can break free and discover new forms of connection. One of the foundations of any relationship is attraction. In this sense, there are people who only attract you at the beginning and others who never stop being attractive to you, which causes a kind of addiction!


Increasing desire

Distance (when you maintain a good and constant connection with each other) makes the desire grow and you look forward to a reunion. It's not easy because it's a lot of work to get together when you live far away, but if you manage to have a strong bond despite the distance, it can have many positive points when it comes to reunion. Overcoming this barrier can give the couple the feeling that they will be able to overcome any future problems.


Rely on the surprise effect

How do you celebrate something from a distance? Surprises delight you because they connect you with pleasant emotions. Take the time to surprise your partner. Never fail to try new things and add them to the dynamics of the relationship and try to make each moment unique.


Learning to communicate

You have to listen to the other person firmly and try to understand what he or she is trying to say, listening is different from just hearing. It has to do with understanding the message the other person is sending. That is why to generate real communication, you have to make an effort. A conversation is more than just talking or hearing, it is imperative to take into account the other person's opinion to generate a dialogue.


Thinking about laughing together

Increasing moments of laughter together grows the relationship and associates it with positive feelings and well-being. Encourage moments of relaxation. Laughing at yourself, at each other, at the simple things in life, sharing moments, anecdotes or funny things and being partners in this way creates important bonds.


Doing activities in pairs

You can do activities from a distance that make you feel closer to each other. Here we leave you with different activities that you can do with your partner from a distance:

  • cooking ;
  • take a distance learning course ;
  • doing sport together ;
  • watch a film ;
  • start a series ;
  • make a video for Tiktok ;
  • play online games ;
  • dinner by video call.


Confiding in secrets

Your partner should become your confidant, the person to whom you confide everything that has happened in your day. This way, despite the distance, he or she will be the only one who knows your thoughts. This bond will bring you closer together in the long term.