Having similar interests and hobbies gives you a reason to be in contact and it keeps the conversations fun.Let’s say the new person at the office asks you for a drink after work.Little rifts or confusions that could be patched with a kiss or a hand laid on an arm can grow needlessly in long-distance relationships, and they take much more time and effort to heal from afar.” This means sharing hobbies and “likes” with each other—your favorite movies, shows, books, music, and more.Discuss politics, talk about your thoughts on everything from pop culture to religion.Is your love strong enough to survive the distance and the time?If it is, then you might be rewarded with the best relationship you will ever have in your life.According to author Steven John in Business Insider, who was in a long-distance relationship for 3 years, communication was one of the most important factors in making it work: This is a big problem that many people in long-distance relationships make. Unfortunately, this isn’t possible, and it isn’t healthy, either.
Instead of seeing it as a burden, think of it as a test.
You could dress up, light the candles and block out all other distractions for a couple of hours, just like you would for a physical date.
In Bustle, Behavioral Scientist Clarissa Silva says that she used to do exactly that when she was in a long-distance relationship: “Set up a date and time as you would in real life and do everything you would in real life…Get dressed up, candle light, wine/champagne setting, any routine you have for a physical date apply it to your video date…I showed up in a sequin top for a date with my now- husband and we still laugh about it three years later.” A huge part of relationships is the sexual tension and keeping that tension alive needs a bit more work in a long-distance relationship.
So have a discussion with your partner and set all the ground rules: exclusiveness, commitment, open-mindedness, and so on.
According to dating coach Fran Greene in her chat to Elite Daily, the first step to a successful long-distance relationship is discussing how it actually affects you when you’re physically apart: “It is so hard, yet so important, to talk with your partner about your feelings about the separation.