Do you think distance can keep you from having a lover? Do you think distance can end your relationship? I say no! It might be that your partner has won a scholarship to go and study overseas. It might be that your lover has got a job in another country and cannot travel every week to come see you. So you might think that you can’t love each other due to the distance.

But here is the thing: there are several things that one can do to keep the love alive, especially if you are still close to each other despite the distance. Here are some tips on how to survive in a long distance relationship.

1. Never stop texting each other love messages
When your lover is away from you that does not mean that it is the end of your relationship. Distance is a not a barrier as long as you have a cell phone or access to the internet. Text each other like it’s the first time you’ve fallen in love, it doesn’t matter what social media platform you’re using. Agree on the time when you are both free to avoid misunderstanding and delayed responses.

2. Send each other pictures
Even when you are far from each other, keep sending pictures of yourself to your lover. This keeps you fresh in their mind and creates a feeling of complete adoration for your partner.

3. Call each other
Call your lover to hear his or her voice. A phone call, to some people, means a lot, they may feel like you are talking to them in person.

4. Be faithful to each other
Just because you and your partner are apart does not mean that you have to go into the streets and start chasing someone else. You have to stay faithful and true to whom you are in a relationship with.

5. Keep on trusting each other
Trusting the person that we love is the foundation for any relationship. Allow your lover to leave and go to work or study in another country without any doubt. Had it been that we do not trust the words of our lover, we couldn’t have been in love with them in the first place.

6. Pray for your relationship
Pray for your relationship. Pray to God that your relationship may last and that He will keep on blessing your relationship, if you are believers that is. This will lead you to a happier life because you will know that your prayers will be answered by God.

7. Understand each other
One of the biggest problems that causes a lot of relationships to end is a lack of understanding. Many couples fail to understand each other’s feelings, affections and words. We have to keep in mind that understanding each other is what makes our love for one another grow like a baobab tree. When your lover is away and says that he or she is busy with an assignment or work, we have to understand. We have to put ourselves in their shoes.

I hope these tips will help you in your long distance relationship and remember, you love the person, so don’t give up on it yet.


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