Long distance relationships are intimidating for many people. Without even the basic physical side of a relationship (no kissing, hugging, sly smiles or winks), many couples aren’t sure if they can stay together. However, with dedication and some reconnection techniques, a true romance can survive no matter how many miles separate it.
Couples involved in a long distance relationship may need to resort to special tactics to keep communication alive. Since the physical element is eliminated during everyday life, this important aspect must be simulated in other ways.
In today’s technological society of free phone calls, text messages, and camera phones, it may seem easy to overcome the obstacles of a long distance relationship. While nothing can replace the magic of just being there, with video calling you can see and hear the person you’re talking to, making the connection more personal. All you need is a computer, a webcam and a high-speed Internet connection to talk as long as you want, for free.
In today’s technological society it may seem easy to overcome the obstacles of a long-distance relationship
However, none of these methods of communication can make up for the lack of physical contact. Text characters on a screen cannot convey emotion, no matter how many emojis are used, and a few photos are not the same as a vibrant smile, a personal laugh or a gentle touch. So, to really feel connected to your partner from afar, it’s vital to maintain a physical bond via post: handwritten letters, care packages and surprise deliveries really bring a long-distance relationship closer.
The key to making that physical connection is to develop personal rituals. One of the best techniques for long-distance relationships is to meet in person whenever possible, such as a long weekend. For many couples, however, that may not be financially possible, and developing personal traditions to augment the relationship is vital to its success.
The key to making that physical connection is to develop personal rituals
Long distance is not a deficiency. As society becomes more technologically connected, long-distance relationships can create loving, committed couples who can function confidently both as individuals and as a close-knit couple. No matter what the circumstances, with a little effort and personal ingenuity a distant relationship can be as fulfilling and meaningful as any close-contact partnership.