7 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship ...

By Ebangha

7 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship ...

There is a lot that goes into to being able to keep the spark alive in a long distance relationship. First, you need a partner that is willing to go the distance (literally). Then make sure that what you all have is based on a strong foundation of love and faith in each other. Now all you have to do is follow these simple tips to really keep the spark alive in a long distance relationship.

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Check in with Each Other

Check in with Each Other Checking in is an easy way to keep the spark alive in a long distance relationship. Don’t let a day go by without an “I love you” or “I’m thinking of you.” Everyone needs a little love and affection even if they don’t come right out and say it. Show your guy that you care. Even if you risk being uncool by getting a little emotional every now and then, do it. What can it hurt to show the one that you love a little love?


Don’t Discuss Everything through Text

Don’t Discuss Everything through Text We are very blessed to be able to communicate so easily. That being said, text messages should not be your only form of communication. Text messages are just too vague and they cannot convey emotions and the tense of your conversation. By not discussing serious matters through texts, you are avoiding some senseless arguments.


In a long-distance relationship, it's vital to hear each other's voices and see each other's faces. Schedule regular video chats or phone calls, as this allows you to pick up on subtle nuances in tone and expression that texts can't provide. These real-time conversations foster a deeper emotional connection, making misunderstandings less likely, and let you share moments as if you were physically together. Voice and video add an irreplaceable dimension of intimacy to your communication, keeping the spark alive despite the miles.


Skype/FaceTime/Oovoo Dates Are a Must

Skype/FaceTime/Oovoo Dates Are a Must Gosh. These are my favorite. These techy dates are a cute and fun way to keep it real with your significant other. Seeing him in person would be amazing but since you can’t at the moment, a techy date is the next best thing. It allows you all to connect in ways that are not possible through a text or a regular phone call.


Send Love Letters

Send Love Letters It is super old fashioned to send love letters, but do it. They are a sentimental way to show your love and appreciation. You don’t have to get all lovey dovey and write every single feeling. One or two letters about that is ok. Then just talk about what you want out of life. You know things that are important to you and him. These letters are a way for the two of you to establish a deep connection.


Be Patient

Be Patient Love does not speed up for anyone. It takes time and patience. Throw in a bit of distance, and it will take patience as well. You need to decide if the relationship is worth the distance. If it is, then be patient with it. Don’t force the “I love you” to happen. It just will. You have to really hold your peace with this type of relationship. Your patience might just be the key to making it work out for the long run.

Famous Quotes

Meaning is not what you start with but what you end up with.

Peter Elbow

Visit Each Other as Much as Possible

Visit Each Other as Much as Possible Visits are like a support beam for long distance relationships. They help you reestablish that loving connection. It is like reassurance as to why you have got to keep going. Visits should be special. Don’t make the time you two have together menial. Go to your favorite restaurant, watch your favorite movie together, or even just sit and talk. The key is making sure to enjoy each other’s company.


Don’t Give up without Trying First

Don’t Give up without Trying First Long distance relationships can be hard on anyone but if your love is worth it, it can be amazingly rewarding. I urge you to not give up on it until you have given the relationship an honest chance. Then after you have done all you can do, make your decision.

Distance will always be distance. Don’t let it get in the way of your happiness. Do you find these tips helpful?

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My bf is in the military too, we FaceTime just about everyday and even sleep together with FaceTime on so we can see each other before we both have to go to work. I'm going to go see him in less than 2 weeks! So excited!!

Video dates are a must! My boyfriend is in the military and after 3 weeks of no video chat we almost ended. Now we make sure to chat alteast once a week and our relationship is so much better!

@ Kris that's hard try Skype since he doesn't have an iPhone. My bf was in Afghanistan and depending where he was at we'd decide which to use FaceTime or Skype and lost signal lots of times and just always call each other back. I think Tango might also have a video chat feature. :)

Yes I guess it can be when they are so busy they don't have time to do video and so it stays to normal Skype texts

This is my problem, i got close friend who visited me when my boyfriend still in holland, and we just hang out together... And after that i always feeling guilty whenever my bf calling me and texting me

The video talk feels like he's right next to me. I love it!

This is a must for me, thanks

Yes beautiful blessing :)

My only problem with my boy is that he gets hardly any signal, and he doesn't have a iPhone.... So video chatting is out the window....