It is not always easy to handle a relationship that is far away from your place. Most of the couples who are having long-distance relationships experience a lot of emotional, physical, and psychological problems. Blogs like Survive Divorce and relationship advice forums on Reddit are constantly filled with questions about long-distance relationships, as people seek ways to alleviate the discomfort that comes with this type of partnership.
However, even though it is true that you may not enjoy being apart from each other, your relationship can still stay intact, and there is no better time to stop and ponder upon the nature of your own relationship than in August. It is Romance Awareness Month, after all! If you struggle to stay romantic even in normal circumstances, keep reading to get some tips and suggestions about celebrating this month with your long-distance partner, and keeping the flame of your love alive and well.
How to Celebrate Romance Awareness Month In a Long Distance Relationship
1. Show Appreciation With Tiny Gestures
With large, elaborate date plans out of the question, you will need to show appreciation and love for your significant other in a different manner. One of the easiest, and yet most effective ways to reassure your lover of your strong feelings towards them is to express those in little gestures and acts of kindness.
Very simple, almost ordinary things, such as frequent check-ins during the day can go a long way in reaffirming your love for each other. Be sure to tell your partner that you love them at least once a day, and back that up with gestures such as calling them after a dull day of work, or celebrating their successes, regardless of how small and insignificant they may seem to you. Just noticing their efforts can have a significant impact on the quality of your relationship, not only during August but for years to come.
2. Reach for the Heart… Through the Stomach
Remember the old adage saying that the quickest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach? Of course, this logic applies to women as well! There is not a single person on the face of this planet that would not enjoy their favorite meal surprisingly appear at their door. Why not order and pay for them using an online service?
While ordering food for your partner is a surefire way to get them in a good mood, it can also make them happy if you tried cooking and baking together, using a video call. Aside from adding flour and other ingredients to the explosive mixture of chemicals that are already in the air, it makes for a fun activity that will enhance your communication and cooperation skills, which make up for the foundation of any relationship.
3. Have a Virtual Date Night Out in Nature
With fancy restaurants, movie theaters, comedy clubs, and all of the other usual date activities unavailable, it might be a good idea to turn to Mother Nature for inspiration regarding the planning of your virtual dates. There are plenty of things you can do together while in a long-distance relationship and still going outside.
The first thing that will probably come to your mind is a picnic, whether on the beach or a park, including a video call. It might seem a little overdone, but it’s really just an occasion to get out of the house and enjoy yourselves is an exciting and unique opportunity.
Don’t limit yourself to date nights as the only times you spend time outdoors with your long-distance partner. Partake in physical activity with them — running or biking with a loved one is twice the fun, not to mention the valuable vitamin D you’ll both be taking in when spending time in the sun, which can work wonders for your immune systems!
Romance is all about mutual appreciation and making the most out of your time together. There is no right or wrong way to go about celebrating Romance Awareness Month, especially in a long-distance relationship. In fact, just enjoying each other’s company during the most mundane days can sometimes be as romantic as it gets. Just remember to take your partner’s feelings into account and communicate with them about activities you would like to try together, even if they’re made via phone or video call.
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