Advice, Guest Bloggers, Relationships / Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 / BY / 5 comments

Guest Blog: How To Manage A Long Distance Relationship

By: Liz Nelson

The infamous dirty phrase for daters, long distance relationship, also known as the LDR. Let’s face it; being in an LDR is not easy for either party. Whether you started your relationship in long distance or you became long distance, it’s not fun. But you also can’t help who you have fallen in love with and where they call home. Here are a few tips to get through that LDR and hopefully into the same city:

Remain positive: Do not nag, beg, whine or cry for the other person to be near. Yes it is okay to state, ‘Hey, I like you and wish you were closer’ but no need to make the other person feel helpless about not being there. Be positive, make the most of it. Look at it as an adventure and a great way to have a relationship. You get the individuality and independence of a single person but the comfort and love of a couple in the same city. It’s a win-win.

Schedule Dates: It is important that you give yourselves a light at the end of the tunnel. These countdowns to the next phone call, video chat session and face to face will help you through the lonely and frustrating times. Setting your calendar with dates can help you stay focused, positive and something to look forward too. Treat them like face to face dates almost.

Talking: Try to limit your conversations during the day and leave them for the evening. Most likely, you and your significant other have to work and will not be able to give the full attention that the other person deserves during that conversation. This doesn’t mean you can’t send a short email or text to tell them some news or just a ‘miss you’ message. Because you limit your talks during the day, your evening calls will be more eventful and entertaining.

Trust: There tends to be a negative connotation to LDR’s because the lack of trust others have not being near their loved one. When you start your LDR set ground rules and make sure both parties are clear on what this LDR means. It needs to be discussed, do not assume the other person is on the same page as you. Once you both discuss where you stand and what you expect from the relationship, TRUST them. Open your mind and heart and fully trust them, it will make it easier for everyone.

Now go schedule that next phone call date and have fun with it! Remember to remain positive and do not worry. Stay strong and eventually someone will be making a move. There is always an end in sight. Good luck and happy dating!

Elizabeth’s Bio:
Liz’s hope that many more people can live out that dream through reading her articles and thoughts about the good AND the bad of the online dating scene through top dating sites. Get in touch with her at: liznelson17@gmail.com.

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