The Truth About Long Distance Relationships

Most college students would agree that long-distance relationships are challenging, but the relationship can work if the couple wants it to.

There are numerous ways to help make long-distance relationships successful. One way is by talking to your significant other every day.

Whether it’s by Skype, on the phone, or texting, communication in long-distance relationships is vital. Couples should talk every day because it will help them remain involved in their partner’s life, without being in the same location.

If a couple talks every day, they can talk about what happened at work, some new renovations to their home, or about their children or pets. The couple is not together, but sharing details about their daily activities, helps the couple keep up to date with what their significant other is doing.

Another way to help make long-distance relationships work is by doing activities simultaneously while you two are apart.

For example, my boyfriend and I are in a long-distance relationship and at night we watch the same shows together. Since we watch the same show, at the same time, it makes us feel connected.

Being optimistic is another important tip to remember when in a long-distance relationship. The relationship will not work if you don’t have faith that it will work.

Staying positive and focusing on the future you and your significant other will have together will help make the distance not seem problematic.

Make sure to visit each other as much as possible when you are in a long-distance relationship. Visiting at least once a month or every other week will keep the couple’s bond strong and show that you still love spending time with your significant other.

A method I use in my long-distance relationship is giving gifts. By giving gifts I mean that each partner should give each other gifts, so that the other partner will have a little reminder of your love.

My boyfriend bought me a stuffed panda and every time I move from my home to my college, I bring it with me. The gift could be anything from a poem, keychain, ring, or even a pen.

As long as the gift comes from the heart, it will be appreciated.

So don’t worry and stress too much about your long-distance relationship and don’t be scared to get into one. Follow this simple guideline and you will be on your way to having an awesome long-distance relationship!

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Tatyanna Hunter

Tatyanna Hunter

Tatyanna Hunter is a second semester senior at Hood College majoring in Communication Arts. She has been natural for almost two years and she also runs her own fashion blog named Coral Buttons. She loves fashion, weddings, shopping, and the Asian culture. She has been to Seoul, South Korea and her ultimate career goal is to become a fashion media reporter. Follow her on Twitter @tauriel_tati and on Pinterest @zanatasia.

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