6 Ways To Make A Long Distance Relationship Work

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Long distance relationships can be hard, and they often don’t work out. However, sometimes they do. Usually, this is after some nights or days have been spent together totally immersed in each other and a real lasting connection has been made.

It’s much more than just surface level attraction. It is not uncommon in today’s times to hear a story where people somehow ended up together, despite being half way across the country (or the world).

So how did they do it? How do they make it work? I’ll happily share.


You have to accept long distance relationships are tough. Plain and simple. No real way going around it. There’s obvious distance between you, emotions and jealousy can get in the way, and you’ll wonder about what they’re doing. Then there’s the whole physical frustration, too. And you can make it work.


Make a commitment. This one takes guts, but you’ll never know if it’s going to work out unless you really go for it. After you’ve accepted it will be tough, you can mentally prepare yourself for it and then work from there. Once, you’re both ‘in’ you’ll take it more seriously.


Have an understanding. (Sometimes it isn’t spoken. Sometimes it’s just understood.) If you want to avoid jealousy, concern and unnecessary frustration, agree to what it will be like. Are we seeing other people, or not seeing other people? Are we open to dating? Are we trying to make this work? Or just seeing where it goes? Whatever it is, its best to be on the same page.


Communicate often. It doesn’t matter if you have an agreed upon time, or a schedule to talk weekly or monthly. (That would be very helpful) Or a mental plan of when and how often you talk, all that matters is that you talk. And use other ways to keep it interesting. Email, text, phone, skype, chat, video.


Save your money. Yeah, I know, you’re like “What?” But yes, this is important. Whether its long-distance charges (obviously avoid it with Free Skype), gas money, bus tickets, rental car fees, or trips and excursions, you don’t want a thing like money to bog you down from getting close to the one you care about.

And you don’t want debt to prevent you from this great connection lasting either. You also probably want to be together in person, that can mean flights, hotels, etc. Plus random fun excursions will really make your experiences exciting!


Keep the fire going! A big part of love and relationships working is about the attraction between you. If you want it to succeed you want to make sure its got its fair share of hot!

With so many fish in the sea, and other people closer to you than your partner, you gotta keep them on your mind! And vice versa! Send cards, do videos, compliment them, tell them what you like/love about them, do your thing, talk dirty, show body parts, and I’ll let you come up with the rest.

Sounds like a lot of work? It isn’t! You’re doing this stuff anyway in a regular dating relationship! And if you really want it to work, you’ll make it work!

My friend is in London, UK. He met a girl when he was here in Toronto and they’re still keeping in contact. They’re in touch often. They talk about each other’s lives, trips, experiences, they still ask questions, they chat and they do video. She’s coming to London to visit him in a few weeks!

I have another friend who met someone online, started tweeting, then Facebook chatting, then using Skype, then falling in love. He went to Australia and met her where she lived. Stayed with her for 3 weeks, had an amazing time with her and came back to Toronto. They continued Skyping and talking regularly. Now, several months later and she is here in Toronto! She’s going to school here and they are living together, very much in love.

It’s very possible people! Don’t give up! Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Michael Santonato helps frustrated and stuck singles find a great partner and keep a great relationship.

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