Since I have been in a long distance relationship for almost two years now, I wanted to share some tips and tricks with anyone who might need them. I have read articles in which tips are given before, but I wanted to share my point of few as well.

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  • First of all, the most important thing in a long distance relationship is trust. Since you will be spending a lot of time apart and go to events without each other, trust is necessary to keep your relationship going. Of course it is normal to wish you were there as well, but keep in mind that your boyfriend or girlfriend would've wanted you to be there too.
  • Another thing that I wanted to talk about is communication. In many articles I have read that you should not talk to your significant other too much because your conversations will get boring and you will be left with nothing to tell each other. In my opinion this is far from the truth. I FaceTime my boyfriend almost every day and it is a very important moment for us. It is a moment where we can relax, laugh with our best friend and talk about things that might be bothering us.
  • Jealousy is unfortunately a big part of a long distance relationship. Naturally, some people are very jealous and others are not. I am actually not a very jealous person but believe me that there will always be moments in a ldr where jealousy gets the best of you. Do not blame yourself for it, it is very normal to be jealous when others are with your significant other and you are not. But be careful that you don't get too jealous, because it could be hurtful and ruin your relationship. Whenever you have an argument try to call or FaceTime each other, but never try to solve it over WhatsApp or messages. Text messages do not show how someone really feels.
  • The last thing that I wanted to talk about is money. Of course every ldr is different. Luckily my boyfriend lives in the same continent as me, but you might as well be from Europe and be dating someone who lives in Australia. A big issue is and will always be money. Try to save a weekly or monthly amount of money, it depends on what you prefer, for plane tickets. Maybe you will have to cut down on shopping, buying food or going to festivals etc. But if you really love the person you are with, it will definitely be worth it.

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