Try setting aside some time to concurrently watch a film together.
While the change in dynamics has the obvious downside of minimal physical interaction, it heightens other relationship characteristics that may make up for it.
A 2013 study published in the Journal Of Communication suggests that long distance partners might have better overall communication skills.
Telling another that your relationship is "going long" is often met with confusion, "How does it work? Not surprisingly, university-bound partners make up about a third of these couples, with couples either in relationships before pursuing post-secondary education or meeting abroad then moving back home.
Beyond the student experience, long distance relationships are still on the rise. f your relationship has to "go the distance", there's no reason to fear; it may work out better than you think.
It is important to prioritise the time you spend communicating with your partner because whilst you are physically apart, chatting on the phone or video calling may be the only way to maintain your long distance relationship.
One advantage to this though, as Hilda points out, is that you’ll be forced to communicate on a whole new level.
Social media and dating apps both encourage and facilitate far-away love, while current demographics and geographics (with many young people getting squeezed out of major cities) have been stretching more relationships than ever before. Multiple studies that have compared the break up rate of long distance relationships to close distance relationships (over durations of 3 months, 6 months and 1 year) have found that there is no real statistical difference between the two.
So essentially, if your relationship ends, it's not because of the distance.
One of the drawbacks of online dating is that you might meet someone who lives many miles away, perhaps even halfway across the world.
So what are you to do if you find yourself developing strong feelings for someone geologically out of reach?
She says, “you can't just flop in front of telly and zone out, you have to communicate properly with one another – you really need to make an effort to bridge that physical gap.” Although some couples may choose to speak to one another every day, do not to stress over keeping in constant contact when you have other commitments.