1. Make contact regularly.
Communication is the key to a successful long distance relationship so make sure to maintain contact at all times whether it be by text messaging or online calls. In most cases, lack of communication between two people in a relationship leads to falling out and eventually breaking up, that is why having a regular connection with your partner is of utmost importance. Also, avoid having excessive contact. Though regular contact is recommended, a bit of space never hurts, and it allows the two of you to grow!
2. Have an “End-of-Day” recall.
The “End-of-Day” recall is the retelling of each other’s day and sharing the highlights of it. Through this, each could share what was the most interesting thing or event they saw that day to spark up a conversation. By doing this, you are showing your partner that he or she is always on your mind throughout the day and that will definitely make them feel very loved.
3. Send photo texts of your day.
In today’s world, it is easy to communicate all day if you wish. Try to remind your lover you are thinking about him or her by sending an occasional photo text of something you are doing. I am pretty big into food photography, so he would send me pictures of his meals if he had the opportunity to eat somewhere fancy. He even did a whole blog post for me about food he ate on the road. If that isn’t love, I’m not sure what is!
4.Pay attention on phone calls.
There is a tendency when you are dating long distance to want to spend as much time on the phone together as possible. Since there are many things to be done around the home, we might also be doing the laundry or dishes or glancing at the television. What is better: a short amount of quality time or a long period filled with distractions where neither party is paying attention to one another? Try just planting it on a chair and giving him/her your undivided attention. You would be surprised at the difference it makes!
5. Arrange video dates.
In this modern era, dates can now be done online so take advantage of it! Arrange as many video dates as possible. See as much as your partner’s face as possible and show him or her that a phone call or text message is not enough to ease your longing. Chat each other or even bring each other to cafes or restaurants. With the internet now available on mobile phones, you can talk to your partner while working, traveling, or eating outside. Just be careful and wary of your surroundings though!
6. Tag each other in funny photos.
Social media is now full of funny memes and photos, never forget to tag your partner the ones you think he or she would find extremely funny. It’s another way of brightening up your partner’s day and reminding them how much you care and love them. Every ring of the notification on their phone is a sweet reminder and every time they open their phone, you will be rewarded with a smile and a laugh!
7. Always have the next visit planned.
Along with occasional “surprise” visits, make sure you know when you will see one another next. It gives both of you something to look forward to and you can count down the days until you see your loved one next.
8. Make sure to laugh together.
Send him a joke. Send her a link filled with funny cat pictures. There is an emotional connection formed when we laugh together, so keep that connection alive.