Another year has passed and time trudges on Ė what will the new one bring and how can we improve the way we spend it?†
Itís hardly surprising that the first of January is a time of change for many. Itís a day of new beginnings, second chances and determined resolutions. If youíre in a long distance relationship
(LDR), this could be the perfect time to set a few targets for dealing with your unique situation over the next 12 months. Here are a few resolutions you might consider that are sure to help you cope, whether you met at as singles
on a dating site, on holiday or out clubbing.
Find More Time to Speak
One of the best coping techniques for an LDR is speaking to your partner as much as feasibly possible. But life can get in the way of this, meaning the time you spend on the phone gets more and more depleted. Make a pact to not let this happen in 2012. Organising precise times to call every day can be a good way to keep communication constant. Also, discovering new applications such as Skype, where you can call for free, will mean you can afford to call each other more often.
Spend More Time Together
Obviously the best way to combat the blues of an LDR is seeing each other in the flesh. Make 2012 a year of regular visits, as many as you can afford, even if itís just for one day. Sit down with calendars and plan the weekends far in advance so nothing else can get in the way of your trip. Seeing each other will become the prime priority. Try and meet up at least once every three weeks, otherwise the relationship could become strained and you might find yourselves losing interest in each other.
Find New Places to Meet
Make your meetings more exciting by determining to meet in new places. Pick somewhere exactly halfway
†between the places you live and travel there to see each other. This will turn your visits into holidays, full of discovery rather than a sad reminder of your situation.
Arrange More Surprises
When youíre in an LDR, turning up on your partnerís doorstep is one of the best gifts you could give anyone. Resolve to surprise your partner more this year, whether thatís with unexpected visits, packages in the mail or bunches of flowers.†
Work Towards the Ultimate Change
Finally, the best possible resolution is to find a way out of your LDR by the end of the year. Be on the look out for ways to end the pain and start living together in the same place, if not the same house.
No matter if you met on a dating agency for professionals
or at the wedding of a mutual friend, there are ways to deal with distance. Any of these resolutions will certainly help ease the struggle in 2012.