Keeping the Fires Stoked In a Long-Distance Relationship

When you're in a long-distance relationship, you already know it's going to take working on it in a different way than a typical relationship. Because of the space itself, not seeing each other on a daily or even sometimes monthly basis can really put a strain on even the strongest of couples. Keeping a spark ignited over long-distance isn't that hard, if you're willing to put some time and effort into it. You're in a relationship with the person for a reason, with long-distance it can become a very deep and lasting romance. There are a few ideas you can use when you're working on your long-distance love.

  1. Contact couldn't be more important to your relationship. In long-distance, the main problem couples find themselves facing is jealousy or insecurities from lack of contact. The imagination can be your worst enemy when you have a prolonged silence. The fantastic part of this is that you have a multitude of options nowadays. From on-line long-distance phoning, to Skype, to emails. You can mix it up a bit with hand-written letters or weekly gift packages.
  2. When sending anything by snail mail, you can make it more interesting by being creative. Send a sexy postcard from Monday to Friday, so they have something to look forward to. A surprise gift package could include the old-fashioned cookies to sensual bath oils or cute undies. If you want to increase the romantic voltage on-line: photos, cards or anything personalized and thoughtful are nice. A web-cam planned dinner for two every week, or even an on-line strip tease can all heat up your long-distance relationship.
  3. Organize a surprise weekend for two, somewhere near where they're living but not in the actual place. Find a place that can be special for just you two. It will take some planning, particularly for both schedules, but once a month it's a great way to keep your connection meaningful. You can also send them round-trip tickets to a mystery place that's halfway between you both, or have them meet you in a town that's between you.
  4. You can find erotic stories on-line, to read or send to each other, if you're too shy to write your own. Or re-live the 'magic moments' you've had, in detail. Whatever you're both comfortable with.

There are a lot of ways to stay in touch and keep your romantic spark alive in a long-distance relationship. These are just a few that you can custom-make by adding your own personalized, romantic touches.