Caleb and I met online. He was in Oregon and I was in Michigan – 3 time zones away. I’m so glad we found a way to make it work. And eventually I moved to Oregon and we got married.
I want to share with you how to make your long distance relationship have a happy ending.
1️⃣Have regular date nights. Caleb and I had 3 nights a week we reserved for each other. We played games online, studied Scripture and watched movies together on preset nights of the week. All long distance. Knowing when we were going to be on the phone together helped a ton.
2️⃣Don’t get mad at the limitations. Once I got sick and ended up in the hospital. I wanted so badly for Caleb to make it all better but he just couldn’t. I had to get over the limitations of our situation and not feel frustrated my needs were not all being met.
3️⃣Be a part of each other’s lives. I friended Caleb’s sisters and mom on FB and even chatted with them on the phone. When Caleb visited me, he met my pastors, family and friends. We made it a priority to integrate into each other’s life.
4️⃣Visit often. Caleb and I found a way to see each other even 3 months or so. We didn’t allow much time to go by before we reconnected and we always had a visit scheduled. There was never a time we didn’t know when we’d see each other next.
5️⃣Use video calling. Especially for hard conversations. Do not text all the time. Hearing each other’s voice and seeing each other makes you feel more connected.
6️⃣Have an end date. Long distance relationships thrive when you know you’ll be together eventually and things won’t be so hard. If you have found your person, move to be with them. Don’t let fears and objections keep you apart.
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