Category Archives for Advice

Three Ways to Beat the Valentine’s Day Blues

It’s February, the month when pink products line the shelves and love songs hit the airwaves. Valentine’s Day is an exciting time for lovers. But what if your significant other is thousands of miles away and you can’t be together on this special day? Don’t be sad. I have some tips for you to fight […]

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How To Celebrate Valentine’s Day When You’re in a LDR

Long-distance couples don’t often get to pick when they see each other. They have to wait until their schedules match up, and that usually doesn’t coincide with special days like birthdays, anniversaries or Valentine’s Day. So what are long-distance couples to do when that day—the one day that is made for lovers, the one day […]

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Four Tips for Having the Perfect Homecoming

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost four years. It’s the longest relationship both one of us has ever been in, and honestly, we are still madly in love with each other. My friends often wonder how we are managing, and my answer is always the same: “We just do it.” I often don’t […]

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Five Signs That Your LDR Isn’t Worth It

The idea is scary enough. But do you know what’s scarier? Facing a sinking ship without even realizing it. It happened to me when I was in a long-distance relationship a couple of years ago. We had been together for about a year when I left to study abroad, and we spent another year apart before […]

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50 Questions Every Long-distance Couple Should Ask

Here’s a list of 50 questions for you and your significant other to ask yourselves. Some of these questions are more loaded than others, but try to answer them all. Don’t simply skip one because it seems hard—that’s the point. You also should be elaborate with your answers. Take No. 8, for instance: Do you […]

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Five Unusual Tips for Making LDRs Work

I love the stories of how couples meet, don’t you? It’s one of my favorite things to ask a new couple because no matter if they’ve been together three months or 30 years, they always light up a little when they tell it. It was most likely a totally ordinary day: They went to meet a […]

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Three Problems in Long-distance Relationships—and How to Solve Them

Let’s be honest: Long-distance relationships come with their own unique set of complications. On bad days, those problems can seem insurmountable. But they don’t have to be. Long-distance marriage problems and long-distance relationship problems are mostly solvable. I really believe that! It’s why after years of doing long distance, my husband and I ended up […]

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