In this day of pursuing one’s dreams, it is not uncommon for a couple to spend at least a small amount of time apart. It can be difficult to keep the romance spicy while leading separate lives. Try these 3 tricks to help you feel closer until life brings you back together again.
Send real mail
The romantics of yester-year really had it right. In these fast-paced times of email and instant messaging, what more meaningful way is there to let each other know how you feel than to take the time to write it down and send it the old fashioned way? Whether it’s letters, postcards, drawings, whatever, getting a letter by snail mail is always a thrill. It will also give you an amazing collection of keepsakes to look back on in the future.
After you send off your letters the old way, go ahead and embrace the technology available to you for a new kind of closeness. Thanks to Skype, you can have free, unlimited, long-distance calls through the internet! Take full advantage of the limitless time, get yourself a hands-free headset, and fall asleep together on those extra-homesick nights. Advanced technology means never having to hang up!
When spending time apart, it is easy to get caught up in the mundane daily-update chats. “What did you do today?” “Nothing, what did you do today?” Take advantage of this time apart to get to know each other on a deeper level. Take a few minutes each day to send each other a couple of deep questions via email. Example: If you could have one super-power, what would it be? If you could hang out with one person dead or alive, who would you choose and why? What 3 things would you bring on a deserted island? It will keep your conversations more interesting and move your relationship forward when geography seems to be keeping it still.