Mission Possible: Dealing with Conflict in Long-distance Relationships

Long-distance relationships are hotbeds for conflict. Doubts, misunderstandings, jealousy, prompt judgments, even missing each other can ignite an argument. Petty things turn into big deals, and conversations turn into conflicts. Although conflicts are often thought of as negative, couples who work through their problems strengthen their relationship. Every couple experiences conflict. Even when you close the distance, […]

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Seven Deadly Sins of Long-distance Relationships

There are wrongdoings that will kill any relationship, and then there are crimes unique to long-distance relationships. I’ve had to learn about some of these the hard way: My first relationship ever was a long-distance relationship, but luckily, three and a half years later, here we are. Having distance be a part of my first relationship […]

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Simple Ways to Show Your Love on Valentine’s Day

So there I was: exhausted and bewildered on a hot and humid Saturday, trying to get through customs. I’d just arrived in Goa, India, following 14 hours of travel from London. My driver was waiting for me in the arrivals hall holding a small, sparkly red heart, ready to whisk me off to Arambol Beach […]

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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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11 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Long-distance Lover

Celebrating Valentine’s Day hundreds or maybe even thousands of miles away from your special someone isn’t easy, but it doesn’t mean there isn’t something worth celebrating. In fact, now is the perfect opportunity to show your significant other just how much he means to you. Sending flowers and chocolates, although beautiful and delicious, is a little […]

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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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