The difficulties of living a long distance apart often jeopardise a couple's relationship. Concerns about trust, missing each other's affection, and simply not being able to spend enough time together may cause a couple to break up. However, a long-distance relationship can survive if you are willing to put forth hard work. A long-distance relationship requires just as much -- if not more -- effort as any other relationship. And part of the effort is sweet romantic gestures once in a while.
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A Care Package
Like the care package your mom used to give you in college, sending your long-distance love a homemade care package makes him feel warm and fuzzy, too. Fill it with heart-shaped cookies you baked especially for him, a CD with the songs you both enjoy, and something personal like a handkerchief with a dab of your perfume. Not only will this care package make him feel loved and missed, it makes him realise how much you care for him.
Although the two of you cannot go on real dates, you can resort to a more creative solution and go on a Skype date. Skype is a free Internet application that allows video chat. You only need a computer with a webcam and Internet connection. Download the software, set up an account, and start the video call. The latest version of Skype offers high definition video that provides a clear image.
To make things more interesting, you can both dress up as if really going out somewhere and light a few candles for ambience. Pretend you are at a nice restaurant and having a conversation under the flickering candle light. Just because you live apart doesn't mean you can't go on a romantic date.
Keep a Routine
To make the time you spend apart less excruciating, make time for communication and do so by keeping a routine. If you set a time to call her every night at 10 o'clock, then the both of you know exactly when you can talk. It makes the day go by much faster by giving you something to look forward to.
Another routine you can set is when to visit each other. For example, if you set a weekend each month to visit your long-distance love, you not only ensure your time together but also help get through your time apart.
A Surprise Visit
Nothing surpasses the feeling of being together when two people are in love. Making it possible to spend time with your long-distance love is one of the most romantic gestures you can create -- especially if she doesn't expect it.
Even if you already have a routine for trips, surprise her with an extra visit. Show up at the door with flowers in hand and watch her welcome your arrival in both shock and excitement. Just make sure -- even if you have to do it sneakily -- that she doesn't have other plans that weekend.
Photos of Your Daily Activities
When two people cannot physically be together, the idea of mistrust often taints the relationship. If you keep your day-to-day life away from your long-distance partner, you can possibly amplify the mistrust he has with your secrecy.
Ensure him that he has nothing to worry about by texting or e-mailing him pictures of you doing daily activities. Even pictures of shopping at the grocery store or hitting the gym give him the security of being close to the person she loves.
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