5 tips for being in a Long Distance Relationship!

April 26, 2017


Hello lovelies,

For those of you who don't know I have been in a long distance relationship with my partner for 3 years now. I live in Sheffield (or Leeds when I'm at university) and my boyfriend - Matthew - lives in Newcastle. Actually, the distance isn't too bad, we don't live in different countries so we could be a lot worse off.

But with me being a student I often find it hard to afford ticket, so he has to do most of the travelling. We aim to see each other every two weeks but sadly this isn't always possible. We met online around 5 years ago, we were friends and then 2 years of chatting decided to see if we could make things work. We will have been together 3 years in May.

In one of my previous posts one of the comments asked me if I have any tips for those thinking about starting a LDR or for those who are already in one. So I racked my brains and here's a few tips that came to mind:

1. Communication is key 
Being in a LDR is a lot of texting, phone calls and messaging. Without all of this you would have no relationship so it's important to maintain communication through whatever means possible. Text through-out the day, make sure you know what their schedule is so you know when you can call them. Also, don't be afraid to be a little naughty over text.

2. Do things together when you're not together
For example, me and Matthew often watch films and TV shows together. We both Skype, choose a show and count down 3, 2, 1, Play! This way we can watch a show together and chat as we're watching because we know we will be in sync. If you're into games, you can play games together too.  When you are together make sure you value that time!

3. Save for you travel
As I said before I am a student so Matthew does a lot of the travelling or pays for my journeys. It's not fair though and whenever possible I try to pay for my own tickets. It's important to save and maybe sacrifice that top you've had your eye on. I'd rather see Matthew than have a couple of LUSH bath bombs, y'know?

4. Gift each other something to keep when you aren't there
Matthew has a bear what I got him one year for Valentine's day which he has on his bed (sorry for outing you Matthew)! I have a couple of his hoodies which I'm not ashamed to say I have stolen and wear on a regular basis to keep me nice and warm. Things like this mean a lot if you're ever missing each other.

5. Be honest and trust each other
There have been times where I might have found it hard, not knowing what your partner is doing 24/7. Luckily I trust Matthew not to get up to no good! You need honesty and trust in any relationship, even more so with a LDR. If you don't trust them you just cause yourself worry and it's not healthy.

I'm sure there are many more tips I could give you but those are the ones I feel are most important. If any one has more questions I will be more than happy to answer them! Plus, the tickets in my picture are ones that I saved,  I'm glad I've found some use for them! Lauren x

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18 comments

  1. Great tips and cute picture!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  2. Such a cute post! Me and my fiance used to watch programmes together over facetime when I was at uni. We used to forget we weren't in the same room haha!
    a life of a charlotte
    x

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    1. Technology is great isn't it, so do we!

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  3. These are great tips, I've been in a long distance relationship for a few years now and we do most of the things you mentioned too :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
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  4. These tips are great! I was in a long distance relationship and it was tough haha.

    http://www.myclusterofthoughts.com/

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    1. Thank you for reading, yes it can get pretty tough at times!

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  5. Aww this is such a lovely AND helpful post. I couldn't agree more with every point you made, girlie. I have done long distance before and boy, it was tough. But we are almost 3 years married now so I guess I can say it worked out great lol :D I have my long distance relationship advice post scheduled for May. Great minds think alike, lovely :)
    xox Nadia
    www.mielandmint.com

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    1. Aw it's sooooo lovely to hear that you guys are married now I follow you on Instagram etc and love your little coupley posts, I did't realise you guys were LD for a while!

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  6. Doing things together when you're not together is a great tip! x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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    1. It's great, I tried playing his games with him and really got into them!

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  7. I used to be in a long distance relationship... and now we're married! I can remember doing all the things you've talked about here. One of the best things about long distance is that the time you do have together feels really special. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. Aw I love hearing stories like this! I couldn't agree more. x

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  8. I was in a long distance relationship UK to US for three years so I totally get it. Trust is so so important, all of these tips are great a lot of them are things we did, and we've been living together for two years now so must have worked!
    Good luck to you too, I know it can be tough!

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    1. Gosh that's a very long distance! I can't believe you're living together now too wow, all relationships overseas I have never known last so you guys have such a lovely story.

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  9. Great advice, I'm also in a LDR, I find it hard but I do the same sort of things as you, trust and communication is key! I find it a lot easier to Facetime than text because texts can often get misinterpreted.
    Vicki | https://therecklesslifestyle.blogspot.co.uk/

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