Has your long distance love lost its sizzle? If you’re in a long distance relationship boredom slump, these tips can help overcome the miles.
Long distance relationships can work. But they’re work. A lot of work. There’s a lot of negativity around the idea of a long distance relationship and those who hate it just don’t understand. I was in a four-year, long-distance relationship while living in Vancouver, Canada, and he lived in Europe. Yeah, now that’s some distance for ya.
It was hard, and it sucked when you’re fighting on Skype and it froze. So there you sit, angry in your chair until the camera unfreezes in order to start yelling again.
There is a lot of crap that goes with long distance relationships. However, there is so much more that overcomes the struggle of being together. Those that make it through the distance have passed the ultimate test: with blood, sweat, and tears.
How to spice up a long distance relationship
If you believe in the love you share with your partner, distance is a mere obstacle. Here is where the work comes in! These seven long distance relationship ideas can be used to show your love for them and keep the love strong.
#1 Surprise visit. Okay, this could be a bad idea, as I flashback to every 90’s chick flick. Make sure this isn’t a week long relationship, where you show up and see something you shouldn’t *flashback to Bring It On*. That being said, who doesn’t like a surprise? Especially when it’s their boyfriend or girlfriend showing up at their front door.
But, instead of the front door surprise idea, try showing up at the movie theater they’re at, or the restaurant they’re grabbing a bite to eat. Get creative with your surprise spot.
#2 Love letters. Some people consider this a lame idea, but that just means they’re not in tune with themselves. It’s easy to send a text or email, but it doesn’t have the personal flair a love letter brings. There’s nothing more romantic than seeing your lover’s handwriting in your mailbox.
Sure, still send texts for quick and cute messages. However, with a love letter, you have something to hold onto and look back at when you’re older. This long distance relationship idea isn’t just for those who want to break out the Shakespearian quotes, your letters can be full of jokes, pictures, daily life stuff. It doesn’t have to be serious.
#3 Naughty pictures. This is my favorite. You don’t have to send full-out nudes, send a picture of your collarbone, legs, lips—whatever their favorite part of you is. I’m not completely opposed to the idea of sending nudes, but I’m just saying, you don’t have to do that to get a reaction from your partner. Trust me, they’ll love whatever you send them.
If you trust your partner, then freely send your partner nudes. I haven’t taken that step yet, because I’m slightly paranoid about the internet.
If you’re slightly paranoid but want to send a picture, make an agreement with them to delete the pictures after you send them. Or, download an app which automatically deletes the image after they open it—thank goodness for technology.