With summer fast approaching, many collegiettes are turning their thoughts to tanning, swimming, and relaxing in the sun.
But for some collegiettes the summer can also mean being separated from their significant other for almost four full months. And if that person lives far away from you it can make it even worse. Unfortunately, I have had plenty of experience with this since my boyfriend goes home to Miami and I live in Connecticut.
So from my experience here are some tips and tricks I have come up with to make a long distance relationship work and hopefully they can help you also:
1.) Make Skype your new best friend.
Skype is invaluable for people living far apart. While calling and texting are also good options, calling can be expensive if you are on different plans and texting can be time consuming and take away some of the personal touch. After all, how many X’s and O’s can compare to an “I love you” in person? Skype is perfect because it’s free and you can feel like you are right there with the person. What I like to do is make “skype dates” at a certain time so you have something to look forward to.
2.) Send each other care packages.
Nothing says “I love you” more than a homemade gift or care package. Take some time to buy them little gifts like their favorite candy or make a cute card with corny sayings. It shows your boyfriend or girlfriend that you care and miss them. I’ve also made videos or collages of our old pictures and sent it via email if sending it through snail mail doesn’t appeal to you. Either way, sending a little something to the person you love can go a long way in making you feel connected with each other regardless of the distance.