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Having a successful distance relationship

Hey I hope you are doing great and winning in those 2019 goals. For those who are new here welcome I started this blog to share with the world some of the challenges that a typical 20 year old and above person faces on a daily basis. Today we are going to talk about tips to a successful long distance relationships. You are probably wondering :do long distance relationship work? Do long distance relationship last long? Are long distance relationships really a good idea? Well I am here to answer this questions. Comment down below if in your opinion Long distance relationship works.


Being in a long distance relationship can be tricky at time you may feel lonely at some point. Friends and family may tell you not to take things serious because you may end up heart broken. At this stage the only means of communication can only be through a call it get even more complicated when dealing with time difference.

Long distance relationships are sometimes caused by unavoidable situation. This may include a promotion at work that cause your significant other to relocate and scholarships to study in a different country. Long distance relationships require effort.

Here are the tips to a successful long distance relationship:

1.Have a schedule.

Plan on when you will meet each other. It can be meeting up for a night date. Make sure the other person sticks to the plan. Don’t stay for too long without seeing each other.

2.Set rules

This is as simple as don’t do what you wouldn’t like the other person to do. Be it just flirting with other people. This may put your relationship at risk and may lead to trust issues.

3.Communication is so important.

Make sure you talk to your significant other everyday. Look for a mobile app that best suites both of you. Video call each other from time to time. Let your partner know what you are up to on a daily basis. Be honest and open. Dishonesty may put your relationship at risk.

4. Do fun things together

Fun things may include recommending each other on movies and books to read. You can also decide to skype and watch a movie on Netflix together. This will help you have a topic to discuss on.

5. Send each other gifts

Sending each other gifts may seem so simple but it has a greater impact. It makes one feel love , appreciated, valued and it strengthens the relationship. Gifts may include shoes, a phone etc.


Yes, long distance relationship can work. However, both of you must be committed to making it work. Long distance relationship can work despite of the distance and challenges. Its so important to make future plans on how you are going to live together in future this may involve one of you relocating.


Published by abovetwentylife

Welcome! I started this blog in 2019. I am passionate about writing some of the challenges that adults go through. I hope you find this posts educational and inspiring.

2 thoughts on “Having a successful distance relationship

  1. Hi There,

    I like your version of how to survive a long distance relationship, but as you probably already know, it is not for everyone. I have tried to do long-distance relationships of just 40 miles and it didn’t work because I wanted the person to be physically with me all the time. I would drive there and she would drive here, but soon it started to become a bother in that we were tired after work, had other things to do and so it really didn’t feel like a relationship, it felt more like an arrangement.

    But I live in the UK and had a somewhat girlfriend in the US and we were cool because we really didn’t have many expectations and trusted what we couldn’t see, so we never knew or spoke about what might be going on behind the scenes. But like you mentioned in your outlined plan if adhered to I think it would work as you say.

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