How to make a long-distance relationship work

In today’s world it’s a common occurrence to be on the opposite side of the country or even the world to your other half.

Long-distance relationships are really hard and that is why so many of them fail; but maybe with some easy tips you might be able to be the exception.

1. Communication is key
With so many great technological advances such as Skype, Facetime, Viber and Whatsapp, there is a way to stay in contact with your beau throughout the day for no more cost than WiFi.

2. Trust
It will never work out if you are constantly worried that your partner is going out and cheating on you. You need to trust them completely and not run the risk of turning into a paranoid mess. If there are issues, talk about them and don’t hold back.

3. Know when to let go
It may not work out and you need to be aware when you are doing nothing more than flogging a dead horse. Take a break and see what happens. You might be happier or you might not; either way you’ll know which way you need to go.

4. Spice it up
Just because your not there physically doesn’t mean you can’t have sexy time. Read an erotic novel over Skype and send some cheeky messages or pictures. Be careful about that though, you don’t want to end up naked on Facebook. Unless you do, whatevs.

5. Send letters and care packages
Letters will last forever, unlike emails and texts so write down your day and any news you haven’t mentioned on Skype yet and post it off. If you live in Ireland and your partner is abroad why not send them a lovely package of some Taytos and Barry’s tea? If your other half is somewhere more exotic than say, London, get them to send you some of the interesting local sweets, fun!