5 Things to Survive Your Long Distance Relationship

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63 flights, 3564 calls, missed anniversaries, short-weekend trips. Welcome to the world of long distance relationships.

I met this amazing guy a year and a half back. He was perfect (almost). Tall, funny, smart, freakishly strong, someone addicted to coffee, loves travel, adventure, doesn’t back out from a 12 hour hike and listens to my moody rants — perfect. I’d found my 6’2 inches of happiness and was ready to walk into the sunset and give Disney a call. BUT, here’s the catch — he lived slightly afar. the 4 hours-by-flight kind. Fast forward to today, we are planning a wedding together and are still going strong. So I thought I’d put out a few things that have helped us along the way. So here it goes.

1. Know what you’re getting into

2. Make Time

So try to do things like call your partner regularly, text each other something nice when you start/end your day and be considerate if your partner needs you. Be there for them if they ask for your help or are having a hard time. As unromantic as it may sound, having a small schedule to ensure you are clocking in the love of your life will be very helpful.

3. Communicate

4. Nothing like going on a (virtual) Date!

5. Plan! Plan! Plan!

So plan for how you’ll spend that time together. Be it making a dinner reservation, or simply buying some candles for a dinner you’ll cook, try to plan that time better. You’ll not only save time scrambling where to find brunch, but will also show each other that you value and love each other and are willing to invest time planning things your partner is interested in. You can also try to plan for a holiday you’d would love to go on, life goals, a date etc. I believe the experience will bring you closer and you’ll have something to look forward to!

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