6. Send A Written Letter Once In Awhile
Do not underestimate that marvelous feeling when you look in your mail box and find a letter from your love, open it, and see his/her writing.
This is a pleasure we often forget about in this modern era. Not to mention that it’s far more romantic.
7. Beware Of Jealousy
Jealousy is a very dangerous thing and can threaten every romantic relationship.
Jealousy is commonly a lack of trust and understanding. It very often reveals insecurities and bad experiences in other relationships.
The keyword here is simply – trust.
You cannot control and observe your partner. You can only have faith in your relationship, and in the things you have built in the times you have had together.
Hold on to that, and never give in to that green eyed monster.
Jealousy is one of the most negative and destructive emotions there is! Listen to Shakespeare:
O, beware, my lord, of jealousy
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock
The meat it feeds on; that cuckold lives in bliss
Who, certain of his fate, loves not his wronger
But, O, what damned minutes tells he o’er
Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongly loves!
8. Avoid Dangerous “Situations”
As mentioned before, trust is essential. If you completely trust your partner, and also have faith in your relationship, you can pretty much do what you want without endangering anything you have together.
However, I nevertheless recommend avoiding some specific situations.
Of course it depends on the person, but I would not go out with anyone of the opposite sex alone, or go to wild parties. Simply avoid temptations that could distract you from each other.
Better safe than sorry!
9. Never Lose Faith
People will tell you that relationships over a long distance never work.
Watch out – you will meet a lot of skepticism. People will “warn you” about these kind of relationships, especially those who have had negative experiences with them.
Don’t listen to them. People tend to negate things they failed on.
Listen to me – it can definitely work, but you both have to believe it.
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10. Always Stay Positive
Always assume that your partner loves you and cares about you. Never assume anything negative, whether you read something in his/her e-mails or you disliked how he/she made a weird comment on something.
Don’t interpret too much into anything.
The problem with non-face-to-face communication is the lack of facial expression. It is so easy to misinterpret, but unfortunately much harder to trust and stay positive.
I assure you, if something was really wrong, you would know it.
As you can see, I’m definitely positive about long distance relationships. They expose ongoing life lessons, and prove that love, loyalty, and faith are the vital ingredients to a lasting relationship.
Have faith, have trust and you both will succeed in the end.