Published on November 22nd, 2011 | by Charlie0
Keeping the Flame Alive in Long Distance Relationships
Keep the lines of communication open
It’s really important that you both make an effort to text, call or email each other on a regular basis. If possible, discuss what the expectations are around communication before you leave. Make sure that both of you have all of the right technology in place to be able to contact each other as frequently as possible.
Things will happen to the lines of communication when you’re abroad. The Internet will stop working for a day or two, your phone will die and it will take ages to communicate to the telephone sales guy exactly what you want. During these times, there needs to be trust, so that the other person isn’t at home thinking, that’s it, he/she has found someone else. Understand that these things happen and will happen, and acknowledge that you both won’t panic, should this situation occur.
Plan visits even before one of you leaves
So your partner is going to live in Italy for work for 6 months. Even before they leave, organise your visit for 3 months into their stay. This will give you both something to look forward to.
It’s a common scenario where the partner that is left at home, ends up pining for the other person and not accomplishing everything they should be. Keeping yourself busy and socially active is the key to not letting your mind wander and texting your partner every 5 minutes. If you are concerned you won’t be able to resist the temptation to do this, join a club, take night classes learning something you’ve always wanted to, or have your best mate move in for a few months while your partners away.
While you won’t be needing your full box of sex toys until your next visit home, it’s important and healthy to encourage each other to enjoy self-pleasuring while you’re away from each other. If you want to take it that one step further, you can have some playful phone sex, or text each other while you are using your vibrator or touching yourself. This is a wonderful way to feel connected to your partner in a sexual way, even when your miles apart.
Keeping the fire in your relationship is all about trust, some cheeky long distance loving and giving each other the time you need to be the best you can be, while your other half’s away. As long as you take into consideration this list of important tips, you should find that even the longest, long distance relationships can triumph over all obstacles.