Maintaining a steady and nourishing relationship can be a challenging task, especially a long-distance one. The distance itself can be a hard thing to handle, but unless you spice up things you might get into an unwanted argument or even a breakup. Let’s leave those thoughts behind and start thinking about some fun, lucrative, and interesting things you can incorporate into your long-distance relationship to make it more interesting.
1. Spruce up things with online games
Distance should never be an obstacle, but rather be represented as an invigorating way to make your relationship blossom. One way to make that happen is to play online games together and get competitive. If your partner is a keen gamer, there’s no better way to stay “connected” than by playing online games together, chat, and compete against each other. A little competition might make you connect more.
2. Surprise them with a gift
Social media platforms, texting, and emails help communication get wild, however, a thing that will undoubtedly spark off romance is sending actual presents and gift boxes or baskets. There’s no better way to show someone who is miles away from you how much you care than surprising her with a fantastic gift that will arrive at her doorstep. Nowadays you can find fantastic gift hampers for your loved one that can be delivered to their house, and with a special message inside, they’ll surely be over the moon.
3. Find your favorite show
If you had the opportunity to be in the same city, you’d probably spend hours and hours watching some cool show together. No problem! Just because you’re not in the same city doesn’t mean you can’t do that, what’s more, enjoying quality TV time will actually make you more closer. Set aside a time every day to sit down together to watch an interesting episode at the same time, comment on things afterward and predict a few situations.
4. You’ve got (snail) mail!
Anything handwritten has more meaning than any other printed item. Getting a pen and paper to write a special love letter is, to be honest, more difficult than sending a regular text message. Hence, it’s more meaningful. So, if you desire to keep a long relationship interesting, pick up a nice greeting card, write some dazzling quotes, sketch cute doodles, and send it off. Once you see your partner’s reaction, you might become a loving pen-pals.
5. Go on a weekend getaway
Even if distance impedes from seeing each other on a daily basis, when you do find time to see each other, you should make it memorable. Book a fabulous weekend getaway and choose the perfect villa escape to maximally celebrate your reunion. Plan to meet in a new place to spice up the relationship, go somewhere where neither of you has been there before. It doesn’t have to be a costly trip, but rather a fun vacation where you could enjoy each other adequately.
6. Get sassy
For an utterly sensational long-distance experience, you should get a little bit dirty. As you need to compensate for the lack of quality physical time, you’d better spice things up to keep things active. Send sexy photos to each other, let your partner how much you love him/her in a sassy way, don’t be shy and spruce things up with a hot video. The distance can make things hotter, and when you meet up finally, the result of long-awaited physical attention will be bombastic.
7. Never miss out on anything
Maintaining good communication is a must in a long-distance relationship. Do your best to always keep track of activities your partner is doing, and try not to miss out on anything. Sharing your worries as well as all the positive things that are happening to you daily will undoubtedly make your bond more tightly. Share your dreams and future wishes, and in this way, you will grow together more profoundly. Give your support and advice whenever you can, and try to be “present” even on a video call on every major event your partner is attending.
8. Surprise them with a visit
Planned trips are awesome, but surprising your special someone is even better. Work together with your partner’s best friend or family so that you can surprise them with a visit. There’s nothing more amazing than seeing that shocking grin spread across your loved one’s face when they see you in person. Do this when they’re least expecting, maybe when your partner is having a tough week or when there’s a reason to celebrate something big.
Making a long relationship work is a daunting task, but a doable one. The key to a successful relationship, no matter the miles between, is mutual trust, respect, honesty, and a little bit of spark to make things extra spicy.
About The Author
Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney based lifestyle blogger and a toddler mom, with a Fine Arts Bachelor’s degree. Expressing herself through different mediums is what keeps her spirit bright. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet. You can follow Jasmine on Twitter