How To Survive A Long-Distance Relationship

Being in a long-distance relationship can suck. But it can suck way less if you know some easy tricks for avoiding common problems.

By Robin Hilmantel

how to survive a long distance relationship

You know that cliché about how absence makes the heart grow fonder? Total horsesh*t. I should know: My boyfriend and I have been in a long-distance relationship for the past two years. Living 900 miles apart will leave you cranky, strapped for cash (plane tickets aren’t cheap), and unintentionally celibate — but definitely not fonder.

That said, it is possible to survive the distance and still have a strong, healthy relationship … as long as you follow this advice.

How To Survive A Long-Distance Relationship

Tip #1: Video Chat Regularly
… And not just for sex (although no one here is knocking Skype sex). Whether you use Face Time, iChat, Google Chat, or Skype, being able to see each other while you talk about your annoying coworker or the hilarious thing your buddy did at the bar adds another layer of communication that helps you stay close. Video chatting is an especially good idea when you’re arguing; your normal tension-dissolving tactics  don’t translate as well over the phone. If you can see her smiling at your Tracy Jordan impression, you’re halfway to makeup (Skype) sex.

TAGS: long-distance relationship, sex, women

 

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How I Survive the Day (Tue, 04 Oct 2011 23:06:12 +0000): Great post. With a multi-million dollar online dating industry it is safe to assume that a large portion of those relationships or matches made via internet dating are actually long distance! Gone are the days when the love of your life lived only 2 blocks away.
Mary Ann Searles (Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:42:36 +0000): I have been married for 33 years and it is because you go through alot together, like terrible neighbors or gardens or parents whatever it maybe, you pull together!
Emma Dyer (Mon, 12 Dec 2011 04:37:25 +0000): Jahahahalol that is sooooooo funny. Yaya.
Sonu Kumar Kumar (Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:40:58 +0000): we do avery thing best to yoga.
Jacqueline Potts (Mon, 12 Mar 2012 02:48:19 +0000): This article is the biggest load of crap I have ever read!
David G. Cabrera (Mon, 01 Oct 2012 08:09:30 +0000): This is a clever article. I love it,because it gives hop to those how are in search of a way.( A real man succeeds where every man has failed). By:David cabrera
Teresa Ignacio (Tue, 30 Oct 2012 07:07:52 +0000): trying to survive my LDR,, love to read this article,,

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