And by “worked for me,” I mean that my husband and I survived the distance; we’re happily married now, living in Japan. Between school, work, friends, and studying – it is hard enough to block out 20 minutes for your favorite trashy reality television show, never mind an hour to chat with your significant other. I have much better time management skills, because the only constant thing in my life are my Skype dates.
He lays out a good way to approach LDRs – regardless of whether you expect to be in an LDR for a couple of months or a couple of years. I’ve noticed as soon as we starting Skype once a day, the number of (and the magnitude of) our fights decreased drastically.
Just like any relationship, you two need time to yourselves, time that’s set aside just for the two of you. So, how can you create this kind of experience with hours or oceans between you? There’s no doubt about it: It’s not easy to be far away from your other half.
But, with some creativity, a few helpful apps, and the willingness to make it work, you can overcome the distance.