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Sunday, July 31, 2011

5 tips on surviving a long distance relationship

Being in a long-distance relationship can be tough, especially if the two of you live in two different countries. But thanks to the latest developments in technology, surviving in a long-distance relationship has never been so easy.

Whether you are currently in a long-distance relationship, or if you and your significant other are going to be living apart for the next little while, here are five tips on how to maintain a healthy long-distance relationship:

1. Skype or Gtalk

Skype or Gtalk is one of the best ways to talk to your loved one face to face while you are apart via video chat. Not only can you see the other person's face, you can also show each other different projects you are working on, an outfit you recently purchased, or your new home if you happen to be living one for the next little while.

2. Keep a daily schedule

Before you start your long-distance relationship it may be a good idea to sit down and discuss what time of the day the two of you will plan to talk on Skype or on the phone. Keeping up a daily schedule is one of the best ways to keep your relationship strong so that way the two of you can prove how committed you are to each other by writing daily messages or talking on Skype every afternoon or evening.

3. Be honest

One of the worst things you can do to your long-distance relationship, or any relationship for that matter, is to start concealing what you plan on doing or what you did the night before. This of course may seem fairly obvious, but it can't be stressed enough.

4. Tell them everything

Another great way to maintain a long-distance relationship is to make your significant other feel as if they know more about your life than you do. Tell them every little detail of your day, how you are feeling at that particular moment, or what your plans are for tomorrow. This way when the two of you get off the phone it will feel as if they are there with you for every step of the day.

5. Texting

Before the two of you separate make sure you contact your cell phone company to set up a great texting plan. Texting is a great way to improve communication because you can send each other a word or two whenever something significant happens throughout the day and you're not at your computer to write them an e-mail or a message. This of course depends on where the two of you are living and how expensive the cell phone plan is, but desperate times call for desperate measures.( More on )

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