How to make a long-distance relationship work
More and more, our modern lives take us away from our loved ones. Many of our daFlores customers have come to the USA to work, leaving sweethearts behind. While it’s true that absence makes the heart grow fonder, it’s also true that distance creates sadness. There are many things you can do that will help you keep the flame alive.
Send flowers and gifts
You can send flowers to your sweetheart and make sure she knows you haven’t forgotten her. Distance often creates doubts, and this is one thing you can do to say “I have no doubts.” Send her flowers every month or as often as you can afford; this is money well spent. You can add gifts like teddy bears, chocolates and wine to make the gift even more sweet!
Write letters and postcards
Nobody writes letters these days – except you! A hand-written letter is a real treasure when you’re far away from your loved ones. Don’t worry about being a good writer; it doesn’t matter. Write about what you can see through your window, the people you meet, about work. Tuck small mementos into the envelope: Photos, newspaper cuttings, anything you think your partner might enjoy.
The most “boring” life is fascinating to those who, for whatever reason, can’t be by your side just now. And besides, the letters you receive back will brighten your day, too.
If you really can’t deal with long letters, try sending postcards, but send more of them.
Use email and social media
If you have access to a computer, you can use email and sites like Facebook to keep in touch with your sweetheart. Even if you only post a few lines each day, it will let her know you’re around. Use the private messages box to send little love notes and post up pictures so she can see what is going on around you.
Call home regularly
If you have a phone, investigate good long-distance to get a deal on calls to the countries you need. When picking a cellphone, see if you can get a contract that favors the country you’ll be calling most often. With cellphones, you can send text messages and photographs, too.
If you don’t have a phone, you can buy phone cards which make calls to countries like Mexico very cheap. Call regularly – at least once a week. Speaking in person can alert you to any worries and problems that might be going on at home; if you pay attention, you’ll be able to pick out the worries from the tone of her voice.
The trick to keeping a long distance relationship alive is to never be forgotten and to never forget. Patience and an ability to listen is a huge help because the distance does cause problems. We at daFlores can help you with the flowers and gifts end of things, but the rest is up to you. So saying, we hope one day to provide you with your wedding flowers!