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Maintaining a Long Distance Relationship

Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? Maintaining a long distance relationship is not as easy as one that is close. There are many things you have to put into a relationship when it is from a distance. Communication, trust, and a sense of being together are just a few of the things that will make a long distance relationship work.

Communication is the key to any good relationship. In a long distance relationship communication is one of the biggest parts of making it work. Without communication you don’t have a relationship. Communicating via Skype, telephone, or internet are all great ways to communicate with a loved one. Talking at least once a day is a must to keep the relationship alive and don’t be scared to talk about the boring stuff too. It is very Important to maintain contact every day, and to be in each other’s lives daily. Daily contact ensures a strong emotional connection. My boyfriend and I have a great communication system going. He works all night and sleeps most of the day. I talk to him on all his breaks, and in the morning when he gets off to go home. Any communication is a must.

 A relationship must be built on strong foundations of trust, understanding and determination to make it work. Not knowing what your partner is doing at all times requires a lot of trust. One of the easiest ways to destroy a good relationship is with jealousy. Your partner will keep going on in life, meeting new people and having social interactions. Life does not pause because you’re in a relationship. Avoid temptation and being controlling. If you do not trust your partner the relationship will never work.

Even though you do not see your partner every day, a sense of being together makes the relationship stronger. Visit each other as much as possible and enjoy every moment of it. Pursue common interests, even if it means pursuing them apart. Doing things as simply as watching a movie and calling...
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