One of the most difficult parts of being in a long-distance relationship is missing your partner. While you can speak on the phone, text, or video call each other, it’s not the same as having them next to you. But there are ways for handling this feeling of missing your partner that can help make it easier and help keep your connection strong.
Find Ways to Connect Regularly
When you’re in a long distance relationship, it’s important to stay connected by finding ways to connect regularly. This could be through daily check-ins via text or phone calls throughout the day. You could also schedule regular video chat dates so that you can have a face-to-face conversation with each other.
Making time for regular dates will give you something to look forward to and help make up for their physical absence. Additionally, it will serve as a reminder that even though they’re far away, they still care about you and want to stay connected.
Do Things That Make You Feel Close
It might sound silly but doing things that remind you of them or make you feel close can be helpful when dealing with missing your partner. For instance, wearing their t-shirt or cuddling up with one of their sweaters when they’re away can bring some comfort knowing that part of them is still near even when they’re miles away. Or if they have a favorite food or treat, try making it together over video chat—it’ll result in more quality time together while also giving you something tasty to enjoy! And don’t forget about exchanging gifts and handwritten letters—these small gestures go a long way!
Accept Your Feelings
It’s normal to miss someone when they’re not around but sometimes we can put added pressure on ourselves by thinking we shouldn’t be feeling this way since we’re in an LDR (long distance relationship). But these feelings are natural and should be acknowledged rather than suppressed so that we don’t become overwhelmed by them down the line. It’s ok to miss your partner; just try not to let those feelings take over all aspects of your life—try talking through it with friends or family if needed!
Missing someone isn’t easy but there are ways for managing those feelings when in a long distance relationship like connecting regularly, doing things that make you feel close and accepting those emotions as part of the process. By understanding how best manage these emotions, couples in LDRs can remain connected even when apart!