4 Easy Tips On Making Your Long-Distance Marriage Work
Just because you're in a long-distance marriage doesn't mean that your relationship has to suffer. Here are some tips to make it work!
Being in a long-distance marriage is very difficult. For one, you're going to be struggling with the fact that your beloved spouse will be far away, and you're going to spend months, and even years apart.
The thought alone can make some people feel really sad and frustrated. But, with a little trust, and some effort, you can still manage to maintain a healthy long-distance marriage.
Trust should be the most important thing
Trust. It's something that you commonly hear when it comes to relationships, and it's one of the biggest things that can make or break your marriage.
If you want to make your long-distance marriage work, you need to trust each other, no matter what happens. Long-distance marriages work when both the husband and wife trust each other, and that trust builds a solid foundation for your relationship. A strong relationship can weather any storm, and survive even the most insurmountable problems.
If you find that you and your spouse have issues regarding trust, then it might be a good idea to get that sorted out before you have a long-distance relationship. Trust issues are more difficult to solve in long-distance marriages, and a lot of long-distance marriages break down as a result.
It's also important to set expectations if you're going to have a long-distance relationship. You won't always have the time to call or talk to each other since you might be in different time zones. However, it's important to set aside some time every week when you're both free so that you can catch up on what happened during the week.
Nowadays, Facebook, Skype, Viber, and all sorts of online messaging software can make it much easier for couples to catch up. You can even save videos that you can send to your spouse so that they can play it back when they have the time. Use technology to your advantage.
Make the most of your time together
Of course, your spouse will eventually have some vacation time that you can use to reconnect and bond with each other. Make sure to make the most of the time you have, and do your best to not fight or argue about your problems.
You don't always get to be with your spouse, so it's better to set aside the problems and just focus on maintaining and strengthening your relationship.
It's not going to happen forever
Lastly, always remember that your spouse won't be away from you forever. Eventually, there will come a time when you'll be back together, and that should always be your motivation to keep strong and maintain the love and the passion in your relationship.
It's also important to understand that your spouse doesn't necessarily want to be away from you, but sometimes because of financial circumstances, they would need to work abroad and be away from you so that they can provide for your family. They're doing this because they love you, and they miss you just as much as you miss them, maybe even more!
*This article first appeared on theAsianparent Philippines