Many couples attempt to maintain long-distance relationships. Whether your jobs are keeping you and a potential partner apart, or you have to move after graduating college and can’t live in the same city right now, you'll need to be creative to keep your relationship thriving. If you’re starting out a relationship and you’re living far apart, you’ll want to make your guy fall for you regardless of the miles between you.
Communicate with him. By talking on the phone and writing each other letters or emails, you can learn a lot about each other. If you use webcams or smart phone features to stay in touch, it can make your conversation more personal. Be honest and open; it’s necessary to communicate your goals, interests and desires. These are the things that will determine whether or not you two are a good match. Plus, these are the things that may make you boyfriend fall in love with you.
Relax -- it can sometimes feel that the state of your long-distance relationship depends on every call and conversation, and that missing any opportunity to connect with your boyfriend means doom for your future as a couple. This isn’t the case, though, and your guy will appreciate that you’re confident enough to go with the flow and handle situations that don’t go as perfectly as planned. This is extremely attractive in any relationship, especially a long-distance one.
Have fun. You can’t spend every second of your calls or emails talking about your feelings for each other. A relationship grows from having fun together, too. Play games online together, or scan and trade childhood pictures. Look at fun date ideas that you can do together when you finally see each other again. Guys love fun-loving girls who know when to be serious and when to be goofy.
Understand that long-distance relationships will take longer than normal to grow. Even healthy relationships have their fair share of conflict, and this is ultimately what makes a couple grow closer. Long-distance relationships, however, don’t have as much conflict in the beginning stages, because the little bit of time that you spend together isn’t spoiled with arguments. Therefore, it can take longer for you and your boyfriend to develop an emotional bond. However, if you’re in a relationship that you both want, you’ll eventually get there.
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