No one could have anticipated 2020 to look like this. Slightly deformed, little haggard but mostly just sad!
It has gotten us becoming more cynical each day. We did baking for a while, but now the baking essentials that we ordered from amazon in the craze of the moment are sitting in the corner of the top shelf looking as sad as this year.
The same thing happened with our workout routine, gardening, reading, and even binging on our favorite show over and over again. The only thing that is holding us from not getting up in the morning (like ever) is work (who would have thought!) and the people we love.
But, if you are in a long-distance relationship, 2020 is definitely harder. With the distance and no physical presence for almost a year takes its toll.
As someone said rightly, we need to take care of love as we would take care of the tiny little houseplant growing leaves and stems every single day.
This article is for the people who are in a long-distance relationship during this pandemic..
Read on for some vital tips for long-distance relationships, and rekindle the lost spark in your relationship.
1. Dating over video calls
This is probably one of the most obvious long-distance date ideas. But, what we generally forget is to do it as frequently as we would go on a physical date.
So, here comes the reminder!
If you are reading this blog, schedule a video call date right away. And if you get to the point where you can’t think of anything to talk about (since no hanky panky to fill the silences) over the virtual date, play a game.
Virtual date games are a lot more fun than you would think. Download a game like a quiz up and or something equally witty and get as competitive as you can.
We all need the adrenaline once a while. And it helps rekindle the spark, just the way we have been dreaming about.
2. Focus on sexual wellness
Sexual wellness is one of the less talked about, but an important aspect of a long-distance relationship.
It is obvious for the sexual frustration to build up during virtual dating. And, we need a healthy way of handling it.
There are tons of sexual wellness apps and also numerous ways to handle it. Download the apps, read it, and also make your partner a part of it.
Maybe even read erotic stories together. Or watch a steamy movie.
Watching a movie together while you connect on Duo in another tab on your system is a pretty great way of spending time with each other.
3. Send gifts to each other
But first, learn what they have been interested in lately. Baking? Painting? Reading books? And make a contribution to their hobby or hobbies.
It will keep the paint from drying off unused and the books from gathering dust!
A full-hearted gift will be a good motivation for your partner to continue doing what they truly love. So, be that motivation for the person you love.
If you feel disconnected or frustrated about the state of your marriage but want to avoid separation and/or divorce, the marriage.com course meant for married couples is an excellent resource to help you overcome the most challenging aspects of being married.
I am the lead content writer working for Oye Happy - India’s leading gift company. Oye Happy specializes in gifts for couples, and hence relationships and marriage is my area of expertise. I also hold a master’s degree in sociology, specialization in family, marriage, and sexuality from Hyderabad Central University. And I believe my education helps me understand the nuances of marriage and human relationships.