Relationship Advice From Real Couples Who Got Through It

“Prioritize your relationship,” Christian agrees. “It is easy to focus on people in close proximity—friends, coworkers, and family. If your relationship is going to work, it needs to have the same priority as if your significant other lived with you. This means giving up drinks or events with local friends sometimes in order to spend time with your partner—even if ‘spending time’ is just a phone call.”

“It also means being creative—sending flowers, cards, or little gifts frequently to maintain some type of physical presence in their life from afar,” he adds.

In fact, he continues, being long-distance forced communication in a way that may otherwise be overlooked. “In an odd way, we’ve become closer than we were before. The time we set aside each night is protected and focused on one another, which fostered intimacy.”

Source : Elle