Being in a relationship is hard, and communication is the key to overcoming any obstacle. When you’re in a long distance relationship, things can get even more complicated. Distance and time zones can complicate otherwise easy communication. Your entire schedule can be upside down, and you won’t know when to schedule a chat because of local social events and work commitments. You can find a few ways to steer clear from all of these problems and more.
Repair your device quickly when it breaks
Let’s face it, life is unpredictable. One minute you’re walking down the street listening to your favorite jam, and the next thing you know you’re looking for an iPhone 7 screen replacement because your phone fell out of your pocket. This wouldn’t be a huge problem for someone in a local relationship, but someone in a long distance relationship would have to get the device fixed as soon as possible. The best way to get your devices fixed in a short time is to let the professionals fix it. Many phone mishaps can be cured in less than a day.
Sync your calendars
Many people use their calendars on their phones to remind them of important dates and events. If you’re on the other side of the country away from your loved one the best way to schedule a call with them is to sync your calendars. This way, you know when to call.
Know the difference between important and boring details
Nothing is worse than a conversation that makes you fall asleep. Knowing what details to give your loved one when telling a story is key to keeping the listener’s attention. You know them the best, give them the details they want to hear and share the stories that will keep you laughing for hours.
Don’t let social media ruin important life events
Social media is a great way to keep the communication lines open. But social media can definitely spoil surprises and huge life events. Make sure that you’re telling your loved ones about any key life events that occur before anyone tags you online in a post. This way, they know that you wanted to share the news with them first before going online and sharing it with your family and friends.
Communicate your appreciation
Being far away from your loved ones can be hard, and you want them to know that you appreciate them. Do simple things like take photos of special moments and have canvas prints made to decorate your home or room. This way when they FaceTime you, they will see the memories you’ve shared on the walls and know that everyone who visits you will see those important memories too.
Let your loved ones know you’re thinking of them even when you’re not having a conversation. While sending cards through snail mail is becoming rarer all the time, a loving note in an actual mailbox could convey what’s in your heart.
Keep your conversations flowing, your phone alive and working and appreciate your loved one. Aside from that, knowing when to get in touch with your loved one is the key. Don’t forget to sync calendars to figure out when the best time is for a chat. Keep your love interest up to date on important events, and before you know it, you’ll be so in sync your communication worries will be out the door.
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