12 Ways to Maintain a Long Distance Relationship


Maintaining a long-distance relationship is definitely a challenge, but not impossible. There are certain things that can make the relationship stay strong. If you truly love each other then long distance isn’t a reason to break up.


“Don’t measure the distance; measure my love.”–Proverb


According to a 2015 study from Queens University, distance in a relationship can actually lead to a deeper connection and a more fulfilling relationship overall.

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”–Charles Dickens


Here are some ways to help maintain a long-distance relationship…


  1. Don’t let your insecurities get the best of you. Misunderstandings can happen easily. Have open communication.
  2. Make time for each other. Find out each other’s schedules and routines so you can coordinate the best times for communicating with each other.
  3. Have a personal item from your significant other to hold on to. This big, super soft teddy bear is perfect to snuggle with when you’re missing your significant other.
    GUND Snuffles Laying Down Stuffed Animal Plush Teddy Bear Polar Bear
  4. Cut each other some slack. Things may come up and change your communication schedule.
  5. Make each other feel special. Send small gifts, love letters, flowers, or care packages for no reason. This beautiful handmade leather journal makes a beautiful gift.
    Leather Journal Tree of Life
  6. Turn to your family and friends for support. Having a support system can make a long-distance relationship bearable.
  7. Make the time you do get to spend together quality time.
  8. Leverage technology. FaceTime or video call over a meal, movie, etc. This can feel like a date and help you stay close and intimate.
  9. Send regular pictures of yourself to each other.
  10. Make a creative calendar countdown until you see each other again.
  11. Have a social life. Get out and experience life by yourself and with friends. Don’t fixate on your long-distance relationship.
  12. Stay positive! Don’t lose sight of the big picture, remember the long-distance is temporary.


The first month is generally the hardest. You both have to get used to a new routine. Remember Things WILL get easier.

As long as you each stay emotionally connected and believe the relationship can and will work, it will.


 “I’m not telling you that it is going to be easy- I am telling you it is going to be worth it” --Art Williams


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