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How to Keep a Long Distance Relationship

Being in a relationship itself entails a lot of hardwork and commitment, also maintaining a long distance relationship is even harder. Not everyone is lucky and only a few make it until the end. I can say that I'm one of the lucky few who is able to survive a relationship that involves being thousand miles away from my special someone.

The very first thing that you and your partner have to talk about is how committed you are even if you have to be away from each other for a period of time. A relationship will never survive if one is half-hearted or not committed enough. At the very onset of your long distance relationship, make sure you ask the important questions to make sure you are both clear on certain parameters. If the relationship is serious, you can ask if your partner is willing to relocate. How often will you see each other in a year? How will you communicate? Are you willing to wait? These are just some of the questions you have to settle before you go on.

When maintaining a long distance relationship, it is imperative that you keep a regular communication no matter what your time difference is. Since you won't be seeing each other, it is important to establish and maintain an emotional connection. You don't have to spend 6 hours talking to your partner but at least tell him how your day went. Tell each other about your little triumphs and misfortunes. There are so many ways to communicate, you can call or text each other on your mobile phones or use free VoIP or instant messaging applications. Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk and Skype are all wonderful applications that you can use. Use web cams so you can see each other.

Write love letters and send small gifts for no reason. You don't need to wait for your anniversary before you send your partner a little something! Another important thing when maintaining a long distance relationship is telling each other "I Love You" all the time. Don't miss any chance of telling that someone how much you care about him or her and how much he or she means to you. Make the other person feel that you are thinking about him or her all the time and distance won't change how you feel about each other.

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