23 Tips For Long Distance Relationship

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Knowing how to make a long distance relationship work can be tricky. Here are our best long distance relationship tips–and links to extra resources.

Long Distance Relationship Tips

Use this time to get to know your partner well

The biggest benefit of being in a LDR is that it forces you to communicate. You may never again in the course of your relationship have this much focused time and energy to spend communicating with your partner. Make the most of it. If you get to know them deeply and well, that will pay off big-time in the long run.

Knowing how to make a long distance relationship work can be tricky. Here are our best long distance relationship tips–and links to extra resources.

 

1. Meet in person as soon as possible

There are all sorts of things you can only learn about someone face to face, but the initial reason why it’s a good idea to meet in person ASAP is simple: You may have great chemistry on paper or over the phone, and absolutely none in person.

2. Set up healthy communication patterns early

When you’re trying to figure out how to make a long distance relationship work, talk about how you talk. Discuss some of your communication basics as a couple–how you generally prefer to connect (phone, VoIP, text), what times, and for how long. This can help set realistic expectations and avoid some miscommunications, frustration, and anxiety.

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