How to make long distance relationships work?
The search for a partener is real, and not easy at all. So when you finally find someone, after endless searching, you want to hold on to them like there’s no tomorrow. But what happens when your partener is far away and your only chance together is a long distance relationship? No matter how much you love each other, there will be a part of you that wonders how or if your relationship will survive the long distance.
The first thing that could come to our minds would be that not living in the other one’s physical presence equals break up. Good news: long distance relationships can absolutely succeed. In fact, if we come to think about it, most couples find themselves geographically separated at some point during their dating or marriage relationship.
There are no recipes for keeping the flame alive in a long distance relationship, each couple is different and what can work for some, will not work for others. Still, we’ve gathered a list of tips or recommendations on how to strengthen a connection, and help your relationship go the distance. Besides long distance gifts, of course, to step out of the superficial zone, of course. 🙂
#1 Communicate and “be there”, even if you’re not really there
Did you know that happy couples turn towards their partners approximately 20 times more than couples in distress during everyday? The response to the other’s emotional calls really matters, and it says “I’ll be there for you”. Responding to emotional calls can seem tricky within a long distance relationship. You can’t reassure someone with a hug. But that doesn’t make this crucial element of relationship success any less important.
Instead, long-distance couples may need to connect in other ways. For example, if you’ve scheduled a time to talk with your partner, make that call a priority, just as you would any work meeting or doctor’s appointment. If your partner has an important day, call or text to find out how it went. By integrating your partner’s needs into your day, you’ll demonstrate that you’re there for them, no matter how far apart you might be.
#2 Remind yourself and your partner what you love about your relationship
In long distance relationships you’ll often stumble upon doubts, insecurities, and jealousy, simply because you’re spending so much time away from each other. This is why using frequent verbal assurances with one another can help minimize negative feelings and clarify where you stand as a couple. Saying out loud how much you love and appreciate your relationship, is something great to hear and say.
#3 Find ways to hang out together
Research shows that interdependent relationships are proven to be the healthiest form of romantic relationships. What does that mean? That means you and your partner do things in sync together while maintaining your own separate identities as individuals. In a long-distance relationship, circumstances are probably forcing you to do more things independently than you would probably like, which is why it’s really important to identify a few activities you can do remotely but together. It’s a huge win when it feels like the distance is pulling you in two different directions.
Ideas? Here are a few: reading the same book, playing games online, listening to the same playlist, streaming the same show while talking on the phone, or even eating at the same chain restaurant on the same night—all of these can help you and your partner feel more interdependent and, ultimately, more connected.
#4 Focus on the positive aspects of long distance
Because there are a lot of positive aspects, even if, apparently, you’re just separated from the person you love, so what’s so positive about that, right?
It’s all about the attitude. You can some benefits in it, if you think about it. probably have more time for hobbies or working out or spending time with friends and family, and when you meet your partner you can devote 100% of your attention to him/her.
#5 Remember why you’re apart and respect that
There’s no doubt you’ll have difficult days, and you might even be tempted to do something impulsive—like quit your job or drop out of school—just so you can be together with the person you love. While that might sound romantic, remember there’s an important reason you’re living far away from the person you love right now. That reason may hinge on a professional, financial, or family situation that needs to play out properly until the timing is right for you both to be together geographically. and when that happens, craft a plan to join your worlds together.
Can we help?
A long distance relationship can be quite challenging, so you could use all the help you could get. We can support you keeping in touch. Long distance relationships don’t scare us, we’re all about long distance communication, even thousand miles apart. Just take your pick on what suits you better:
1. Use the KC App
If you have a really good WiFi connection, this is perfect for you. Just install the KeepCalling App and you can make calls from your Android or iOS device straight to the landlines or mobiles of your better half. Download it, create an account and buy some Voice Credit. Follow these easy steps:
- Log in with the email and password of your KeepCalling account.
- Call using the Contacts tab, where you will find all the numbers saved in your phone. Remember, they need to be in international format.
- Enjoy long quality calls and don’t worry about the costs.
Our App offers the possibility to place calls even when you don’t have an internet connection available or if your internet connection is not strong enough. The “Offline Calling” feature will connect you through a local access number and same rates apply. You can find the option in the app Menu. The feature is available if you live in: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom and United States.
2. Use an Access Number
If you don’t want to depend on your Internet connection, you can also talk internationally through an access number. Find the access number closest to the area where you’re located at the moment, create an account on www.keepcalling.com and buy as much Voice Credit as you need. The minimum amount is $2. After dialling the access number:
- Dial your PIN.
- You will hear your balance and the number of minutes available.
- Dial the destination number of your choice in international format.