7 Ways to Keep the Spark Alive in a Long-Distance Relationship

long distance loveWe all know about long-distance love and the way it wreaks havoc and NEVER, EVER actually works, right? But, of course, even when a relationship starts in the same place, sometimes life gets in the way.

Business travel happens, people get transferred while their love must stay put and sometimes, despite the odds, distance really works for people. But who are these people? They are the ones who, despite the odds, are able to find ways to make distance work for them.

Here are 7 ways that people bridge the distance and keep love alive even when there are hundreds of miles between them.

  1. Fundawear: OK, so it is not available for market quite yet, but the idea here is really beyond brilliant. The woman wears this underwear that is controlled remotely by her partner's phone. He's in a business meeting in London and suddenly -- BUZZ -- from across the Atlantic. Hot, no?
  2. Phone Sex: It's an oldie but a goodie here. Talking dirty does not come easily for many of us (ha! Pun intended), but it's a pretty amazing tool that can be used as a confidence builder and improve your sex life even when you are together in person.
  3. Snapchat: For those of us who feel a little uncomfortable with the idea of sexting naked photos, there is always private snapchat. The idea here is that the people you send it to can only see it for a set amount of time. After that time, it's gone! Poof! And you don't have to worry about your photos being seen by others.
  4. Watch movies together: It may seem weird, but one thing I always miss when my husband travels (read: ALL THE TIME) is our nights alone after we put the kids down when we can just hang and watch movies. So we now fire up HBO Go and the DVR, jump on Skype and watch together. It's not the same, but it works and gives us our alone time still. Big win!
  5. Play games online: Yes! Really! Sometimes it can be fun to just connect through scrabble online or chess or any game the two of you can play together using your computers. Honestly, with technology, you can almost feel like you are in the same living room!
  6. Read the same books: When I had long distance relationships in the past, it was always nice to share books back and forth. Sometimes we'd send them through the mail, but reading at the same time was even more special. It gave something to talk about during those long days spent apart and kept us on the same page. Literally.
  7. Kiss Phone: STOP the presses! There is something called the kiss phone. Who needs love in the same room?! Am I right??

How do you keep long distance love alive?


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Manth Manth

My husband and I spent our entire courtship and engagement half-a-continent apart when his job took him away from where we had both lived.  This was before the days of the internet, so we were limited to phone calls (on a landline phone!  No cells available), letters (actual pen-on-paper ones) and the rare visit back and forth.  It was hard to do, but we managed it!  It probably helped that we had been close friends for more than 6 years before we became a couple, so it wasn't as if we were trying to get to know one another as well as decide whether or not we wanted to spend our lives together.


We spent 2 years doing that and have now been married for over 21 years.  30 years we've been in one another's lives!  Just amazing, looking back on it.  We're still happy, too.

Penney Todd

This should be added to the list ;) http://www.lovense.com

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