Some tips on being in a long distance relationship

United States
February 2, 2009 1:09pm CST
So I have recently gotten into a long distance relationship with this amazing man and I need some tips or suggestions on what worked for those of you who may be going through the same thing or have done it in the past. I want to know what works what doesn't what you can do to make it easier on the both of you and when is a good time and indicator of making a drastic change like moving to a new location to either be close or to move in together. I would love some help with this situation.
2 responses
• Australia
3 Feb 09
I have been in a long distance relationship for just over a year now with my wonderful man. It wasnt easy in the very beginning, it was very hard. Trust had to be built, and that takes time. My partner and I talk every night when he gets home from work, on the phone and on MSN, we take it in turns at each other's houses every weekend. Every weekend we make sure we have something planned or we do something spur of the moment that is fun and that it is time that we have to ourselves. My partner and I have talked about everything from moving in together, marriage, children and the future, finance is what is slowing us down. But if your finance can put you into a position to relocate you can do it. But have a good think about what will happen if it doesnt work out, i am not being pessimistic, but its good to have all avenues explored than going on a whim.
• United States
3 Feb 09
with the moving in thing I have a son who is barely 8 months old so it has really kept me from seeing my boyfriend as often as I'd like. It has also put a huge block on the moving thing seeing as if it doesn't work for any reason I would have to move my son and I both back to where I lived. It is a tricky situation lol
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
i had a long distance relationship when me and my hubby were still bf/gf... but constant communication will make it stronger.. we sent text messages when we have free time and at night he calls me, or vice versa.. it's the important thing in a relationship.. and of course, TRUST.. if you trust and love each other.. yours will last forever!