4,332 miles. 6 hour time difference. 86 days. Twice.
Long distance relationships (no matter how far) are often risky, difficult, and challenging... BUT not impossible.
I spent two 3-month summers away from the man I love, so I have come to learn how to best cope and to get through it without being completely miserable.
In this day and age, social media has created a way for us to text, Skype, FaceTime, email, Facebook, etc. Although these things are all great, I often find the "old fashioned way" to be my favorite way to get through those summer (Or whatever the season) blues.
I wanted to share my "snail mail" tips and tricks that I used to make those days apart seem more bearable. I found myself so excited when I would think of a gift or project to send to Will, and it helped make my days and weeks go faster. It became just as fun to send my own things as it was to receive things from him. So I encourage you to try!
There are lots of cheap & creative ways to make a long distance relationship easier for both people and here are just a few ideas ... There's no reason to spend lots of money, and homemade gifts are often more special anyway. Try them out and let me know what you think! More to come ...
"WELCOME BACK _____________" [Just Insert Your Special Someone's Name]
Doing something that costs a lot of money or that has to be a huge deal isn't always necessary. It just takes being creative and doing what you know you both will love. Maybe have friends and family all in one place and bring him there to surprise him with his favorite people. Maybe go to a coffee shop or park to catch up and talk. Maybe go to the restaurant that you both love the most. Maybe relive your first date. Maybe having all his loved ones there at the airport with signs to show lots of love. Maybe decorating your place or his with streamers and signs and food. Whatever you decide, just remember to make it special... BUt don't put too much pressure on yourself because it's not worth it if it causes lots of stress & money.