How To Survive In Your Long Distance Relationship This Summer

The summertime is bursting with young people coming and going to eloquent destinations across the globe. The sun is shining and a flood of "travel fever" emanates from the air. For many people, it also means that they're boyfriends or girlfriends will be leaving them for a few months and the number of battling long-distance relationships are at their highest.

Long-distance relationships are one of the toughest tasks you will have to endure as a couple, but if you come out the other end of the tunnel, happy and unscathed, it will certainly stand to you both and you'll be glad you overcame the brief difficulties in an otherwise sturdy relationship.

Here are the 7 best ways to keeping your long-distance relationship alive!

7. Control that jealousy.

The number one killer of ALL long-distance relationship is your jealousy and envy of what your boyfriend or girlfriend is doing, and who they're with. You WON'T know where they're all of the time and you won't be able to. You just have to control that jealousy and fiery rage rising up from the pit of your stomach.

6. Trust.


You've simply got to trust the person that you're with. If they've never given you reason to believe that they've cheated on you in the past, don't start to generate one in your own head now. Remember, you're both away from each other; it doesn't matter who stayed at home and who went away - the reality is that you're both going to have the same thoughts and fears in your head.

5. Avoid drunken messages or phone calls.

Drunk calls and texts are your enemy. Try to avoid stumbling home at 4am and fooling yourself into thinking that NOW is a good time to call your other half. 99% of the time, it's not.

4. Phone sex.


Don't knock it until you've tried it. Some people are uncomfortable with it, but it's the most you're going to get when your partner is away for so long and phone sex has been proven to save relationships. Might be somewhat embarrassing for you shy types at first, but you never know - you might like it! Have a drink, let loose and dial your other half.

3. Don't post suggestive photos which look like you're cheating.

Social media is a hotbed for this stuff. Don't post a photo on your Facebook of you posing intimately with an attractive person of the opposite sex. It will only serve one purpose - to drive your boyfriend or girlfriend CRAZY, and you can expect an angry phone call very, very soon.

2. Look like you're not having TOO much of a good time without your significant other.

Remember WHY you're in a relationship - you obviously want to be in it, otherwise you would have broke up before you went away. You'll both miss one another equally. Just because you're enjoying yourself and having a good time on your travels, that doesn't mean you don't miss your boyfriend or girlfriend, but make sure you let them know from time to time that you do.

1. Keep yourself busy.

For the person who stays at home, the best cure for your jealousy and worrying is to keep active, hang out with your friends and make sure you're not lying around the house checking Facebook every 20 minutes to see if your partner posted any more pictures. Show them that you can have just as much fun as they can.

Ian Smith
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Ian is a contributing writer for CollegeTimes. He is currently partying his ass off for the Summer having spent the past 7 years at various colleges across the globe. While by no means an athlete, he considers himself a world class darts player... If you tweet him he will not respond.

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