There has been a lot of talk about the dangers of being intimate in this digital age via modern technologies. However, this digital era does have some advantages for long distance couples.
Love is supposed to rise above space and time, but every long distance relationship couple will claim that the magical bond of love is less like a fairytale-esque. It is easy to understand why most people, especially young couples stay away from long distance relationships.
Sometimes a text, call or even a Facetime session may be the only interaction couples have in weeks and even months. Visitations can be very expensive and fleeting and maintaining a healthy relationship is already very hard to even without distance being an issue.
Just like every hopeless romantic person, we all wonder how couples make long distance couples work in spite of all the distance, and it turns out the secret behind making such a relationship work is not luck or personality but instead is a lot of love and great communication.
Importance of modern technology
Modern communication tech has given couples in a long distance relationship tools to share their lives with one another. Now long distance couples can connect with each other not only through phone call but can also make use of video chatting services such as FaceTime and Skype.
This provides couples with access to their spouses face, body language and eyes. This long-distance relationship in today’s age has a lot of advantages as compared to the days of letter, pen, and ink.
Nowadays people do not have to sit around and wait for the mail to arrive; there is no disappointment when it doesn’t come either. Now spouses can communicate with one another easily whenever they want. There is less disappointment in the relationship and better and effective communication.
Truly the advances made have made it easier for you to connect easily throughout the day however the fact is that the method of communication is only one side of the relationship coin. On the other side is how you communicate.
Recognizing the intention behind the words is easy
With so much distance between one another, it is important that your tone is filled with care and love when addressing your spouse.
It is the loving words, caring tone of voice, the trust and intimacy that help complete one relationship. Whether the person is next to you or overseas, recognizing a harsh tone is very easy and so is the intention behind the words.
As we have grown older and technology has evolved, marriage has deepened into commitments and intimacy over the years. People nowadays know that patience is a virtue and a foundation for marriage however with technology in this age, this lesson can be hard to learn.
The success of the relationship depends on communication
When you stop and think about your feelings, thoughts and the words used in expressing it, you communicate your deepest feelings at the most intimate level.
This kind of communication helps in building you a lifetime of love and trust, and with a long distance relationship, the success of the relationship depends entirely and completely on communications.
The method you use to communicate, how often you communicate and how many times you communicate are all the negotiating points of your relationship. Successful relationships are those in which partners negotiate on the basic points early on the relationship and aim to make it work.
Technology has made it very easy for people to talk with one another and this leads to better and more effective communication. It is important that you choose your words correctly because they can make a huge difference in increasing and decreasing the love you both have for one another.