Does your partner or spouse stay abroad or in some other state? Many people in a long distance relationship could not make that work and the relationship ends up in a break-up. However, you should not let that happen. There are ways you can save your relationship with the person you love. Given below are certain tips to help your relationship work:

Avoid excessive communication: It is advised that you should not be sticky and too much possessive toward the person you love. It is a fact that you do not really have to talk with the person for 12 hours or more per day to make the relationship work. People often try to compensate for the distance by talking more; however, this could make the matter worse. Soon you’d get tired of “loving” too much. So, limit your calls and keep yourself busy in other activities throughout the day.

Living apart is an opportunity to stay closer: As the popular saying goes, “if you want to live together, you first need to learn how to live apart.” Being in a long-distance relationship could be the test that you could love each other in spite of the distance. This experience could help you to bind with each other better and stronger. When after a period of separation, you’d feel more loved towards that person and this would save your relationship.

You should be able to manage your expectations well: You need to be clear on what you want from this relationship. Set some ground rules. You need to know that your relationship is a long distance one and do not deal with it in the same manner as your other friends deal with their relationships. You should also be open about your commitment levels and should be able to stick to the things that you have devised in the relationship.

You need to greet each other regularly and creatively: Do not forget to say good morning and good night every day. You should regularly update your partner on that regularly. It might seem mundane from time to time. However, it is worth saving the long-distance relationship. You can also send each other pictures and interesting gifts to bring a smile in the face of the person you like the most. Doing all these will help the other person feel loved and attended to.

Talking dirty with each other is okay: If you are a couple, sex is undoubtedly one of the most interesting things. The sexual desire is the glue that will keep you guys from drifting apart. You can keep the flames burning by sending each other teasing texts which could have sexual innuendos and provocative lines.

Maintaining and being in a long term relationship is good but tough and demands a lot of patience and perseverance. However, you should start planning for future too and ask yourself questions like “how long could you want such a relationship to continue?” “What is your plan for the future?” Doing all these will help you to manage your long distance relationship better.