Wisdom from the 16th Floor

Long-Distance Runner? Nope, Try Long-Distance Relationship.

Hi, everyone! My name is Deanna, and I’m the 16th floor RA. Here are my two (no, ten) cents on long-distance relationships.

As if relationships weren’t hard enough, try not seeing them for five weeks at a time. Discouraged because you’re in the same boat? Don’t be!

Like many college students, I have been in a long-distance relationship for quite some time. For the past two years, I’ve had to deal with sleeping in an empty bed and no one to hold my hand for weeks at a time (cue the violins). It’s really hard; but it’s not impossible. Here are a few tips to keep the love alive.

Random little texts throughout the day make a huge difference. Just letting the other person know you’re thinking about them makes them feel wanted and appreciated.

Because communication is one of the only things long-distance relationships have during away time, talking to your significant other daily is an important factor. It doesn’t have to be for an hour, but try devoting at least 15-20 minutes out of your day to show your significant other that you care and are interested in what’s going on in their life!

Video chats help you remember what your significant other looks like! No, but really .. video chatting with your significant other is a great way to visibly see them when you physically can’t. Seeing their faces reminds you that there’s still something besides a voice waiting for you on the other end. :)

TRUST. It’s really hard to when someone isn’t there with you all the time. But if there is no trust, then there is no relationship.. trust me. :P

Happy loving, everyone!

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