It’s difficult to keep long distance relationships strong. Your boyfriend or girlfriend will undoubtedly be missing you just as much as you are missing them, and it can be weeks or months between visits. Communication is the most important part of a relationship. You need to talk together as often as you can, and there are also a few things that you can do together even when you are apart.
1. Send your partner love messages! These can be by email, by text message, by regular post, by carrier pigeon. . any way you want! The idea is to send them a short message that reminds them how much you love them. Just a few lines that will make them smile and think of you. There are some ideas in the Love Messages section if you need a hand for the first one!
2. Play a game together online! Playing a game like Scrabble or Monopoly or even Checkers is a great way to connect with your partner, even if you can’t be in the same room. There are plenty of sites online that will let you play for free, and it’s something that you can do any time that suits you both.
3. Send them a cheesy gift! Everyone likes randomly receiving presents. Send your partner something silly like a yoyo or a slinky. Amusing little presents are 1. Hilarious, and 2. A novel way to remind your loved one that the relationship is important to you, and that you miss them.
4. Handwrite love letters to each other! It’s true, people really did communicate with handwritten letters once upon a time! A handwritten letter from a husband or wife can be so comforting: You know that it’s your loved one’s writing that you are holding in your hands. The connection is so “real” that way. If you are stuck for ideas, have a look though the Famous Love Letters section.
5. Get a web cam! It obviously can’t compare to the joy of talking to your loved one face to face, but it’s probably the next best thing. Being able to see your partner smile when you chat makes you feel much closer than distance would have you believe.
6. Send flowers for no reason! Getting flowers out of the blue will definitely remind your partner that you are thinking of them, and that you miss them.
7. Write them a poem! Composing a poem about your partner is one of the most romantic things that you can do. You can make it sweet, or you can make it sexy, or you can just make it amusing. However you decide to write the poem, it will remind your partner how much you love them.