How to survive Valentine's day for long distance relationship couples

How to survive Valentine's day for long distance relationship couples

/ Post by Jasmine Nguyen
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Long distance relationships have become more and more popular within the dating scene. Whether couples are separated because of their jobs or simply because they met online, they still want to commit to a long distance relationship.

All relationships can generate certain problems from time to time, but keeping in touch with someone who is miles away, on a regular basis, could become frustrating. And we all know the "3 harsh facts long-distance relationships": 

 LDRs are filled with incertitude; The absence of physical contact weighs heavy on the relationship; Long distance relationship can take an emotional toll.

These harships will show even clearer when Valentine's day is approaching and you have to watch other couples hanging out while not meeting your other half. So, we are here to give you some tips How to survive this Valentine's day with your long distance relationship.

1. Enjoy your alone time and your time with your friends and family FIRST

When Valentine's day is approaching, you might feel lonely and miss your partner even more. Those things can lead to some unintentional fights because you and he/she can't meet on Valentine.

First, you don’t have to let your world revolve around your partner — you still have you, your friends, and your family. So, take this time apart to do more with your friends and family. Go to the gym more often. Get a new hobby. Binge-watch shows

Being clingy to your partner especially in a long distance relationship is not a good thing. And keep this in mind: "Enjoying your alone time or setting some ground rules to lower expectations don't mean you don't love him enough".

2. Set up a virtual Valentine date

“It’s so important in a long-distance relationship to stay connected. Talking on the phone and FaceTiming is the best way to stay connected because so much can get lost in translation via text,” said Patel. So if you and your partner are far away from each other this Valentine's day, try to communicate more often and be MORE CREATIVE than normal day like, sending something you and they can laugh together: long distance relationship meme.

Or, you can try something romantic but might be unusual for you: set a specific date and time (doesn't need to be on Valentine) to be your Valentine's date. You can have food and wine together through the screens.

3. Ask about each other's feelings

After a long time of seperation, you or your partner may feel disconnected and a little bit shy to go on the date. So, show them that you care, concern and willing to be there through it all.

Ask questions including: How can I support you? What is it that you need most from me right now? How are you feeling? These questions allow the person feeling disconnected to reflect and share what’s really at the heart of what they are feeling and thinking. For the person asking it shows care and gives them clarity on what is needed most to come back to connection and love

4. Surprise them with gifts

So after talking and asking about each other's feelings, you and they will feel much more better and break away the awkwardness. It's time to open the gift that you and they prepared for each other.

Exchanging gifts on Valentine's day is important and especially when you are in a long distance relationship because gifts can speak your heart's words and make them feel you still care and love them as much. But you have to send the gift in advance so that they can recieve it before the date.

However, choosing gift is not a simple task especially if you want to do something memorable for your long distance relationship. Normal gifts like, perfume, clothes,... are something you can buy everyday, you need to give them something more personal on this day.

Gifts with your personal touch or gifts that mark your love journey with them are even better, Here are some of our recommendations:

Gifts that say "I will always stay by your side no matter where you go"

Long distance relationship is hard because you can't be clingy to them and can't tell I miss you for 10 times a day. Those things can be hard on them too because they can't be with you.

With these keychains, you can be clingy and tell them "I miss you" as many times as you want. All they need to do is opening these keychains. 

You can try Envelope Keychain just like a special letter to them. With your or their intials on the outside and 3 choosen photos on the inside.

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Or this Keychain Scrapbook , this keychain can work as a mini photo album so that they can open everytime they miss you.

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Gift that says "I miss our first-s together"

Showcase your favourite photographs from any occasion with this unique custom photo box. Add that extra personal touch with custom engraving on the lid of the box. If you want to cherish your first-s memories for the longest time possible like first date, first trip together,... just pull this collage box out, it will remind you of that day.

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Gift that says "Remember me when you see this"

 Sometimes your memories may work a little bit off but pictures never lie. So, if you want to remind them of some sweet memories this Valentine's day, this valentine photo frame will be the perfect option.

With your "inside joke" or some memorable quotes of you guys engraved on the frame, next to it is your favorite picture - sure will make them emotional this Valentine.

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5. Get romantic over FaceTime

As I mentioned before, the absence of physical contact weighs heavy on the relationship. Sexual tension is undoubtedly one of the most important things between couples. In a way, sexual desire is like the glue that keeps both parties from drifting apart. Sexual need is not only biological but also emotional.

So, on this virtual Valentine date, let's get a little bit naughty and don't be shy: Your lover WILL love it! If saying it directly is too much for you, try sending each other teasing texts filled with sexual innuendos and provocative descriptions. Sexy puns work pretty well too. And, see the priceless reactions on their face, it will be one of the most memorable experience on your love journey.

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