More and more individuals are afraid of getting into a serious and intimate relationship today, especially if there’s a distance at stake. Many marriages are torn apart because of LDR – Long-Distance-Relationship. Yes! Let me repeat, marriages. It only proves that legal papers won’t guarantee a long-term relationship. Not even the children involve or sweet memories.
I am into an LDR and married to a wonderful head chef based in the United Arab Emirates while I am here in our home country, the Philippines. It takes a massive amount of patience, strives, hard work, and TLCs to keep the relationship alive and intimate.
Please sit back, relax, continue to read, and let me tell you our secrets, which can help you keep up. Here’s my bucket list of guidelines to keep your LDR hot and spicy despite being miles apart!
How to Maintain LDR?
Yes! It’s teamwork! Any relationship will fall apart, especially LDR if it’s only one sided. It should be teamwork. Both of you must adhere to your commitments during the marriage ceremony. When you said, “I do” to your partner, especially in front of the many, you mean “I do.” Willingness and togetherness as partners should always be there.
It’s essential to practice time management in LDR. Accept and know your time differences. In our case, we have four hours difference. So we both plan our schedules to meet each other’s time. I recommend you to keep an alarm. Remember that to give love is to give your “time.”
Also Read: The ‘How’ of Time Management
Honesty is the best policy.
A partner of the time. To have a continuous wonderful LDR, both of you should be transparent in whatever activities and schedules you may have. It can be work, party, and meetups with friends or family or any indoor/outdoor activities you will attend. Knowing your partner’s movements and schedules and vice-versa will help both of you plan your time to meet up his/her time.
Loyalty and Respect
Loyalty and respect cover abstinence of sex and denial of desiring to others except for your partner. Let’s be honest; your partner doesn’t know what you are up to since you are both far with each other. To protect your relationship, you must work hard to be loyal. Both must practice fidelity by all means. Respecting each other’s trust is essential in a healthy and loving LDR.
Stay Candid and Sexy
Always give your partner a surprise! Staying candid and sexy will help keep the fire burning in LDR. Teasing pictures at night time or morning time will remind both of you were sleeping together. Random pick up lines and offbeat messages during break time will ease the stressful workday. Compliments and sweet nothings will always brighten the mood of your partner even at far.
Be with the Family
My LDR tip means to give time to your partner’s family. Make sure to visit his/her family and to have quality time with them too. Your partner will significantly appreciate the affection you are giving out to his/her family. If you have kids, make sure to spent time with granny and granddaddy! Let your kids play with their cousins and build a good relationship with them. If you practice such habits, I bet it will help to nurture your LDR. Plus, in case of problems, the family can always be there to help find resolves.
Accountability covers your responsibilities and obligations as a partner and parent to your kids. For me, to be a mother/father, you must be a wife/husband first. After all, kids are the bonus/gifts from the “Love” bestowed to both of you.
Fulfill your duties as a wife/husband so you can fulfill your obligations a mother/father. Most people would say that be a mother/father first because you may toss out your partner but not your kids.
I say “No”; so that your kids’ love, respect you and see you as their parent, they must perceive how you love and treat your wife or husband. Therefore, to keep your LDR special, practice proper accountability.
GOD as your centerpiece!
Many people losing hope and goes with the flow because they don’t believe and possess faith. But I tell you the truth; it’s only GOD Almighty who can keep us up. You may disagree, but in my experience, couples who have strong faith last longer, which I mean until they reach the ‘Til death do us part’ moment. I’ve seen many couples and heard wonderful and inspiring LDR stories that centered GOD in their relationship. So, I strongly suggest to keep the faith and may GOD Almighty be at your center.
Yes, those are my eight highlighted pointers to keep your LDR hot and spicy! Keep these suggestions;
- Time Management
- Loyalty and Respect
- Stay Candid and Sexy
- Be with the Family
- GOD as your centerpiece
Like I said earlier, it takes a massive amount of patience, strives, hard work, and TLCs for you to maintain a healthful LDR. The amount of willingness that both of you will put into your relationship is necessary. I hope my list helps or at least gives you an idea of your next sweet move. What’s your suggestion? Tell and give us a glimpse to further strengthen our LDRs!
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