This is the second LDR (or Long Distance Relationship) I've been in and I have to say that I am much stronger than I was in the infancy of my college experience. I also have better expectations, more plans, & more to look forward to at this stage in my life which is why I believe that an LDR where I am right now will work rather than the childish one I had when I was in college.
Love is a funny thing that you have to take seriously at some parts & just enjoy at other parts. Sometimes things are hard & if you both have confidence and if you're both comfortable with where you are in life, I think an LDR can strengthen a relationship. No one ever likes it, but if it has to be done you have to get through it. (Who am I to say though, I've only been doing this all of 3 weeks...but I'm just being honest here.)
I wanted to share with you a few things we've been doing that just sort of keeps us at this normalcy we had when were were in the same state.
Skype dates // Since we started dating we've been watching Stargate. The first time I ever headed to his house, we watched the feature film & then began to watch the series. We're on the 10th season of SG-1 & are about to finish up.
Every evening after work we'd make dinner & watch an episode or five. Now that he's gone, we want to keep some sort of normal routine in our lives. So we skype & hit play at the same time. This means we're just sitting in bed (like we used to do) watching Stargate. I think it's important to make time to do this because it means we're spending time together even if we aren't saying anything to each other.
Sharing & communicating // Since were aren't together, it's hard to get a read on how each of us is doing that day. We don't come home to each other anymore so we sorta don't know how each other is feeling or even whats going on in our lives. So we try to talk about serious things, things that we saw or did that day, etc. Just to keep each other in the loop in our lives.