Many married couples who have been together for a while now usually started their relationships during college years. But with so many things to think about and your studies to prioritize, it definitely is a challenge to maintain a good and harmonious relationship with your significant other.
But there is always a way for people who are in love. And if you are willing to do whatever it takes, you might make it through your college years while you are still in each other’s arms.
Here are some ideas that you might want to put into practice to make your relationship work.
1. Squeeze in little moments together
Let’s face it. College life is very busy. If you want to pass and earn honors on your graduation day, it may even be more difficult. But if you want to keep your loved one close, put in some time and effort to spend some time together. Even a video call or just by sending some sweet nothings through text can help you remind your partner that you are thinking about them.
Better yet, if it’s possible, try to schedule even a short meet-up if you’ve got some time to spare. Maybe just meet at the park and share a snack together or maybe just carpool on your way to school.
2. Respect each other’s schedule
It is a good idea to let your partner know what’s keeping you busy during a certain time. And if you two have set up a date and this is something you’ve both agreed upon, make an effort to meet and be there as agreed upon.
If you value your partner’s plans and life goals, you should make sure that you value every moment that they decide to spend with you.
3. Live close by
Distance makes the heart grow fonder. But keeping the love of your life within a car drive away, or even a few units away is even better.
If it’s an option for you to live near each other, do it. This way, you get to make the most of every free time that you have and turn it into a special moment with your loved one.
4. Establish good communication habits
Make it a habit to always talk to your partner. Do your best to be transparent and always be honest to each other. And if scheduling constant meetups is not always an option, find ways to keep your lines open.
Technology has made it easier for us to always stay in touch with people, no matter the distance. Set up your formal communication format and always keep your lines open. Whether it’s a text, call or a video chat, make it a point to always communicate with each other.
Apart from tech-based communications, it’s more important that you get to spend time to face each other and talk. No high tech communication tool or app can beat your special face-to-face chats.
5. Make small gestures of appreciation
Did your partner put in some efforts to prepare and share a candlelit dinner last night? Or maybe your partner cancelled a night with friends just to be with you? Let them know how much you appreciate what they did. It doesn’t have to be flashy.
A simple love note in the morning or something that your partner truly enjoys can already do wonders.
It’s not always about making an outlandish show of your love. What’s important is that you get to constantly remind your loved one how much you value what you two have. If the person you are with is the one that you see yourself with for the rest of your life, make an effort to show how much you love them. And remember that no matter how busy you can be, there can always be a way for the two of you to spend memorable moments together and make things work no matter how hectic college life can be.