How To Connect With Your Partner When You Can’t Be Physically Together
While it may seem agonizing to go for an extended period of time without the physical connection to your partner, there are a number of ideas that can keep your spark alive and thriving. Here are a few of our favorites.
Physical connection is a cornerstone of a healthy relationship. Being present with your partner is essential, but when partners are physically apart, there are ways to keep a healthy and meaningful connection. Having some distance between the two of you can actually be good for your relationship.
While it may seem agonizing to go for an extended period of time without the physical connection to your partner, there are a number of ideas that can keep your spark alive and thriving. Here are a few of our favorites:
Work on Communication
According to Lisa McKay with Modern Love Long Distance, when you are not physically together, you have the perfect opportunity to learn to communicate better with one another. You’ll be able to make real improvements in your relationship by using your words more thoughtfully and purposefully. You will be able to talk about things more deeply and even experience intimacy in a more meaningful way by how you describe your feelings. Be sure to allow for some miscommunication from time-to-time while you are apart. Consider the following when it comes to how you will communicate with your partner:
- Expect some surprises when it comes to things that bother your partner about the separation.
- Stay honest, and don’t just put on a happy face (or voice) all the time.
- Talk to your partner about how you feel, even if there’s nothing they can do to fix it.
Plan Regular Time for Talking
When you aren’t together, you can’t just expect to go days at a time without talking. There is no reason to force a lengthy conversation or just sit…