What if you are in a long distance relationship?
Perhaps you met your partner but you find yourselves trying to sustain your romance while you are living in different cities.
Or maybe you are in school and your partner is living someplace else.
Perhaps you just have a job that requires you to travel and you spend a lot of time away from home.
Whatever the reason you find yourself distant from your loved one, you may often feel disconnected.
So, How Do You Keep The Romance In A Long Distance Relationship?
Here are 5 ideas to try:
Remember that romance is a personal thing, and no one knows what your partner likes as well as you do!
Use what you know about your partner, and the questions you answered about your partner above, and decide what will work best for you.
1. Buy a “half heart” locket or pendant.
You keep one half and give the other half to your partner. Every time they look at it, they will think of you.
2. As an alternative, write a sweet message or just “I Love You” on the face of a one-dollar bill, and then cut the bill in half.
Give your partner one half to keep in their wallet and you take the other half.
3. Write a list of things you miss about your partner, OR things you love about your partner and mail it or email it to them.
OR write these “things you love or miss” on separate pieces of colored paper and mail one per day.
You can also tape a picture of yourself on the paper before you mail it, or simply cut a picture out of a magazine.
Choose a picture that is calming, beautiful or peaceful, or one that depicts people in love, and send this along.
4. Try exchanging written mail or email to finish sentences started by your partner.
You start by writing something like “When I am away from you I feel…” and then ask them to finish the sentence and start another sentence and end it back to you.
Now, it is your turn to finish THEIR sentence. Keep going until you have an entire paragraph of sentences and thoughts of love.
5. The next time you see your loved one, give them a carved wooden box, or a glass or ceramic box – something nice they can keep on their desk at work or on their dresser at home.
When you leave again, start sending pretty colored construction paper or stationary, each with a numbered message – starting at one and going up to 100 or whatever number you wish – each message number should be a reason why you love your partner or why you miss them, whichever you wish.
For example “Reason Number 7: You are the cutest thing I’ve ever seen!”
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