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Overcoming Loneliness - The Secrets of Surviving a Long Distance Relationship

October 27, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 207

Loneliness creeps in long distance relationship set-ups because the lovers think the world crumbles when they're away from their partner. They dwell on nostalgia so much they set aside those things that draw a smile on their face. All they remember are those merry moments they shared together. They forget that wishing for the impossible only thwarts the state of well-being.

Here are five proven tips on how to overcome loneliness when you're apart from your partner.

Communicate regularly.

You're already living in a generation where you can't blame distance for being a communication barrier. With the inventions of technology, the world is much smaller than it was centuries ago. Unless you live in a place that's invisible to the naked eye, there must be a way to have an access to the Internet. Gone are the days when it's too costly to make long distance calls or send photos. Almost everything now is a matter of clicks.

Enjoy your "Me Time"

Being away from your partner gives you time to focus on yourself and do the things you want to become a better person. Self-development is your inalienable responsibility. It goes with you anytime and anywhere. If loneliness hinders you from starting a single thing, here's the inspiration trick. Don't do it just for your own good. Do it for your partner to be proud of you.

Learn something new.

Develop a new hobby or sport. Learn a culture. Start a blog. All of these ideas can be a healthy distraction. Living a lonesome life makes you grow old faster. So try an activity that will sharpen your mind while you're away from your partner. This may not have a direct effect on your relationship but it will keep the good vibes going. These good vibes will prevent you from being paranoid, anxious and unreasonable.

Go out and breathe.

Instead of waiting for your partner to show up on Skype earlier than scheduled, go out and look around you. If you live in the countryside, notice how the leaves sway or how the cicadas cry in the trees. If you're living in a metropolis, observe how the roofs protect homes and realize they're not that boring after all. The greatest epiphanies, which knock at the most unexpected moments, form part of your quality communication.

Be faithful.

When you're miles apart from your partner, there are more temptations to resist. For some, it's easy to go on a date because it's easy to deny the betrayal. Other people say their loneliness pushes them to quit the relationship and focus on who they're with at the moment. The choice to remain faithful or not actually depends on your values. If you truly treasure your partner, you will remain loyal to him/her no matter what.

Nobody says a long distance relationship is easy and painless. But remember that not all tough situations should be given up. In fact, you should hold on to them because they strengthen you and they sharpen your adjustment skills even better. You won't realize this in the process because all you're concerned about is minimizing the heartache. You will be only thankful of once you're together again.

It takes two to run a healthy relationship, so don't work alone. Read get him to commit to make him cherish you and the relationship as well. If you think you can't do it alone, check out my recommended expert guide on long distance relationship at Long Distance Love Guide review.

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