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How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship | AD

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I never expected to survive a long distance relationship for a while, after I broke up with my ex when I was 21. I never thought I would meet someone else! I never also expected to meet this person, my now husband on Facebook. This is a story in itself and you can read all about that here.

When I first got together with my husband he was living in Ipswich and I was training to be a dietitian in Leeds; with placements up in Bradford. It wasn’t easy. I found this one of the hardest parts of my life and was probably the least happy, despite a new relationship. I think I was getting fed up of studying and was ready to work! We had a long way to travel between sites and

We knew we had something good and if we wanted to make it work we needed to try hard! I’d also say don’t be put off by long-distance relationships, as they can be quite exciting! If you use dating sites, don’t let it put you off either! For someone who lived up north it’s not a bad thing to look further a field and even date Devon singles! Whatever your age, you may look for mature Devon Dating on the Devon Dating Site. Don’t let the distance be an issue.

You can survive and this is how!

Survive a Long-Distance Relationship

– Chat as often as you can. It is a long easier now with social media and smartphones. You can be in contact with each other 24/7, sending snippets of your day. Messages, photos, videos and GIFS. This can make it easier to feel close and that you are part of each other’s lives. Make sure you actually talk on the phone or video call!

– Properly listen to each other when you do chat. Communicate well. If you are struggling or having issues, let your partner know. This can make you forget the distance when you have this and each other.

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– Plan something lovely to do when you see each other but at the same time avoid that pressure for it to be perfect, as it won’t be. Perhaps have at least one plan and be spontaneous for the rest of the time. You may find this more fun and enjoyable, than a rigid schedule to stick to when you haven’t seen each other for a while.

– Keep the spark alive when you are apart. This may be fun messages or calls. Sending pictures or even some fun over video call. You’ll be really excited to see other when you do!

– Try not to get snappy and upset with each other, as you start to miss each other. This was something that would happen with my hubby and I. We used to see each other every two weeks in the early days and by the second week, it was getting tougher and we would usually end up having an argument. Recognise this, as it can happen. Try to avoid lengthy calls or text chats and try not to go to sleep on a row if it does happen. It truly makes you feel rubbish!

Long distance relationships are manageable and worthwhile.

You can survive and I am proof of this after 13 years and 3 children! Just go for it and hope my tips help you!

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