If you told someone that long distance relationship strengthen love relationships they would burst into laughter. However, and their efforts do pay back. It is also true that a long distance relationship gives the partners plenty of “me” time. For couples that live together one has to send his or her partner on errands to get the “me” time.
Being in a long distance relationship forces you to be independent in your love life
We all know those people who lose themselves in a relationship. They become an extension of their significant other and, to be honest, lose that special “spark” that made you want to be friends with them in the first place. Couples in long distance relationships rarely have that problem — because it is difficult to live vicariously through your significant other when you don’t share a zip code. Living apart from your significant other or spouse is a great way to preserve the essence of who you are even though you are in a relationship. You have your own friends, jobs, and social life. This is critical for younger couples especially in high school and college age, who haven’t yet cemented their independence in the real world.
Partners in long distance relationships need to know that since you won’t be seeing each other, it’s important to establish and maintain an emotional connection. These don’t always have to be long, in-depth conversations. Tell each other about your little triumphs and tragedies. Ask on for advice. Use an instant messenger program or VoIP for real-time chat, or web cams for that visual connection. E-mail is great, so make sure you use it, especially if long-distance phone calls put a strain on your budget.
Regular visits are also important. Try to make the time to visit each other as often as possible or as often as your budget permits. A relationship cannot thrive if the only thing you have is the phone call. You need to see each other in person at every opportunity. Visit on a regular schedule if you can; if you can’t, make plans for the next visit as soon as each one ends
Just as with traditional relationships, trust is incredibly important. Avoid temptations. Try your best to be faithful, lest you destroy the trust on which your relationship relies. Avoid putting yourself in situations where you would be tempted, and let your partner know that there’s nothing to worry about. Don’t be too anxious or jealous if you don’t always know what they are doing. A little space is harmless and will definitely keep things calm.