Long Distance Relationship Advice

Long Distance Relationship Advice

Long distance relationships are hard. Not only do you grieve for the time you could spend with the other person if they were near, but worries and insecurities can easily set in.

  1. Use your time on the phone or video chat for quality time. This means avoiding arguments and heavy discussions for now.
  2. Talk about what you each expect. Do you want to talk every day? Do you expect the other person to come visit on your birthday? Talking out these things now will help avoid misunderstandings later.
  3. Make a plan for the future. If you plan to be with the other person long term, then at some point you are going to have to live in the same place. When might this happen for the two of you? Who will move? What is the timeline?
  4. Understand the distance is temporary. It won’t last forever, but if you handle the separation in the right way, your relationship might.

Statistically, long distance relationships don’t always work out. That doesn’t mean they never do, though. Only you know your relationship and whether it can survive not being together for long periods of time.

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Questions to Get to Know a Love Interest

Questions to Get to Know a Love Interest

If you’ve talked to me very much at all, then you know that I am a big proponent of testing your dates and seeing if the person is compatible with you or not. There are certain questions you should ask to get to know someone and see if a relationship can or should develop.

I’m not talking about playing games here. I’m talking about good, honest, and frank discussions where you ask your date questions to see if you have similar views on things like religion, children, family, and politics. While the other person’s answers might not be a deal breaker, you will quickly discover what you can and can’t live with.
<h2>Getting to Know You Questions</h2>
<ol>
<li>What are your goals for the next five years?</li>
<li>Tell me about your family…</li>
<li>Is there anyone you hate? (their answer will tell you a lot about how grace-filled they are)</li>
<li>What is your biggest dream?</li>
<li>Do you want children one day?</li>
<li>Do you go to church? Where? How often? Why?</li>
<li>Are you involved in any nonprofits? Why?</li>
<li>What are your hobbies?</li>
<li>Where is the last place you went on vacation? Do you like to travel?</li>
<li>Do you have any pets? Are there any types of pets you don’t like?</li>
</ol>
Yes, these questions might seem intrusive at first, but if you work them into the normal course of a conversation by sharing your own thoughts, they should flow naturally. For example, you might share that you have a sister who is one year young that you are very close to and then say, “Tell me about your family…”

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