How To Deal With Long Distance Relationships

Travelling is a great gift and something you should take advantage of while you still have the opportunities, ability and fewer ties to keep you in one place. While travelling is incredible, there are some things that can make it bittersweet. Alternatively, maybe you’re not big on travel, but you live in a different city or different country from your significant other.

It’s hard to be away from loved ones and if you’re dating someone while you’re travelling or you simply live in different places, it’ll be hard make the relationship work. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. To help make this a bit easier, we’ve put together a list of tips to cope with dating someone while you’re long-term travelling or simply in a long distance relationship.


Honestly, Skype will be your best friend in this circumstance. Sure, writing emails and texting is a great way to stay in touch, but nothing beats seeing that person’s face and really getting to have a true conversation with them.

Skype can be more than just having a chat, you could play games, show each other things you’ve bought or you could just watch a movie together or something. You’d be surprised at how awesome Skype can be at keeping a relationship going from afar.

Write Letters

Letters seem old-fashioned nowadays, but because they’re kind of uncommon, getting a letter feel even more exciting. There’s something really romantic and lovely about sending a real, handwritten letter to someone and getting one in return.

You’d be surprised how fun they can be and not knowing when they’ll arrive can bring some excitement into the relationship. Dating someone from far away doesn’t need to be all moping and sadness.

Consider Mutual Relationship Break

This may sound like a super negative thing, but it really isn’t. Just because you’re on a ‘break’ doesn’t mean you’re going to break up and there’s no hope for you. This applies more someone who’s going travelling long-term. Of course, this may totally not be the right choice for you, but giving yourself some space may allow you to experience your travelling more fully than if you felt you were tied down to someone.

The important thing to remember is to still get out there and socialize and have a great time, even if you are attached. Even if you choose to not go on a relationship break, remember it’s ok to have fun and experience things and meet new people without your significant other. If they’re as awesome as you believe, they’ll be happy for you and encourage it.

It’ll be hard, but dating someone long distance isn’t impossible. There are lots of ways to keep the relationship going and just remember, if it’s meant to be it’ll work out, no matter what obstacles may seemingly stand in your way. Just remember to always do what’s best for you. Your other half will understand this.




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