Making Long Distance Relationships Work

With the popularity of social media websites, many people wonder how to make long distance relationships work. With these websites, you can easily connect with people from your local area as well as with others that live very far away from you.

Obviously, when you find someone special that you connect with on a deeper level, it is natural to want to spend as much quality time with them as possible.

Here are three tips to be able to make the relationship work.

  1. Schedule Time With Them. Just as in with someone that lives in the same neighborhood as you, it is important to schedule time with them either on the phone or via visual chat such as Skype or Facetime. As with any good relationship, spending time together is a critical ingredient in order to make it work.
  2. Communication Is Critical. Being in a relationship already takes work from both parties, but being in a long distance relationship puts extra pressure along with it. You can’t simply drive over to their house to talk things out in person or simply desire a warm hug. If you are feeling uncomfortable about any part of your relationship, it is always best to communicate your thoughts with the other person. You may be surprised to learn that the other person may share your same feelings. A simple text every now and then to let the other person know you are thinking of them can go a long way.
  3. Find A Way to Spend Time Together. Talking on the phone is one thing, however, spending time with each other in person on a regular basis is mandatory to make the relationship work. Each person should take turns traveling to see the other person so both show the other that that are serious about making it work. If that is difficult to do, meet in a neutral location that is halfway to the other person. The bottom line is that if you don’t find a way to personally spend time with them, the relationship will quickly fizzle out.

Even though long distance relationships have challenges, you can always find a way to make it work if you want to bad enough.

About the author

Richard M Krawczyk Known as "Mr. Blueprint", Richard M Krawczyk is a human potential expert, bestselling author, motivational keynote speaker, and business strategist. He is the founder of Success Now International - a personal and business development training and consulting company. You can find him on Google+ , Twitter and LinkedIn. Richard is a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan and an avid supporter of Drum Corps International - a non-profit youth activity.

  • judiann

    I don’t advocate the use of Social Media as a communication tool…it is not private and pages on FB get hacked…it happened to me…My boyfriends page was hacked by his ex girlfriend…who then used it to call me a stalker..fortunately we had been friends for several years before he even dated I knew it was BS…But FB doesn’t help you out in these cases..they never secured his page..