At one point or the other in life we often found ourselves caught up in relationships where our partners are unavoidably very far away from us either for a shorter while or a longer time.
For whatever reason behind the absence, they are away and we can’t do much about it. We love them and miss them so dearly that we want them to return to us as soon as possible to the point that the waiting sometimes become frustrating.
The waiting and frustration sometimes gets in the way and distant relationships begins to falter. Below are 5 tips to help make the waiting easier.
TRUST: If a long distance relationship most work, partners have to trust each other and trust that they will do the right things and make the right decisions even when miles apart. Suspicions of infidelity kills relationships fast when partners are physically close to each other and does more faster damage when they are far apart. It’s ok to think about what your partner may be up to while they are far away, however do not let that feeling choke your relationship and probably ruin it before you are united again.
COMMUNICATE BUT AVOID OVER DOING IT: Its is very important that while you are far away from your partner, you reach them more often and keep up with them in every way possible. Good a thing technology has made it all easier and there are several ways you could keep in touch with your partner in real time and visually too. However, do not mount so much pressure on your partner to communicate with you every single day. The urge to get in touch should come naturally else your partner may see it as a chore instead of fun.
LET THE WAITING HAVE AN END DATE: Nothing hurts more emotionally than waiting endlessly for a partner to return to you. If you are going to be away, let it be for a period of time and discuss same with your partner. Let there be consensual agreement, so while they wait, they take solace that soon after the waiting they will unite again with you.
GET BUSY: It is ok for you to be so much in love with your partner that you think about them every everyday, but you don’t have to sit down idle all day just to do that. Surely, loving your partner is not the only fun thing there is to do. Get busy with your job, hang out, visit places, play games and do other fun things at your leisure time. You could also try doing some of the things they never really liked you doing when they where around. This will help you take away your mind from the burden of thinking about them and how far away they are from you.
BE COMMITTED TO THE RELATIONSHIP: Commitment is not just for physical relationships, it also applies to distant relationships. You should love, respect and stay true to your partner irrespective of their location. Do not do anything you will not be proud of admitting if they get to know, don’t do anything you wouldn’t want them to see on social media. Avoid things that will make them feel uncomfortable and threatened where they are, respect them and their boundaries and don’t make them waste their time believing they are counting on returning to you while you don’t share same idea anymore.