I’m sure to single people it doesn’t make sense – but to me it was the favorite part of my day. Granted – it’s a bit harder to manage because of the Long Distance Relationship aspect – but long distances do not have to be painful and lonely.I grew up in a family where we chatted about our day around the dinner table. [For more, check out: The Four Stages of a Long-Distance Relationship – Surviving the Separation] Certainly, it takes a certain type of person to keep a long distance relationship going. There will be fears, tears, frustrations, and lonely nights.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.It takes a certain type of person to keep a long distance relationship going. There will be fears, tears, frustrations, and lonely nights.You can’t just jump into it – assuming it will be the same as a “normal” relationship and expect everything to work out. But Long Distance Relationships are NOT impossible.Sometimes it is difficult to find ways to have fun with your partner in a long distance relationship.The following list of long distance relationship activities from my e Book Long Distance Love: A Survival Guide for Long Distance Relationships includes a wide variety of activities for any situation, whether you have access to Skype and a webcam, a cell phone, or even just snail mail.
That’s just disrespectful to your significant other – and you won’t be able to get much work done anyways. I sit in a chair, lay on the bed, spread out of the floor, or walk around the room with the laptop.Just because you live across the world (in a different country, time zone, or culture) doesn’t mean you can’t still have a close, loving relationship… After two years of Long Distance Relationships – these are the things that work for me. I noticed that if it has been more than 12 hours, I forgot to tell Ryosuke things about my day. Since we get to chat every day, we rarely Skype for more than an hour at a time.They might not work for you, though; each couple is different. If we only Skyped twice a week, I had a hard time prioritizing what was important and what could be left out. Having a regular Skype schedule has helped me fix my sleep and work schedules.When my boyfriend and I tried it, we chose to make paper cranes.We followed the same set of directions online and took our time to try to make the better crane.Working with duct tape is fun because it is simple and versatile (and waterproof) – so look up some tutorials and challenge your partner to make the best duct tape wallet, bag, costume, hammock – whatever.