Whether you’re fresh out of college or have a sweetheart waiting for you back home, these days more often than not, one finds themselves in a long-distance relationship (LDR). As technical as it may sound, one thing is true – to survive a long-distance lover, patience, determination and an extra hit of optimism is key. And as much as everyone around you is going to try to talk you out of it, you know that at least for the time being, this person is worth holding onto. BeBEAUTIFUL here too, like always, has your back. You do what you got to do and we’ll tell you how to best deal with the situation. Here’s bringing you three tips that we swear by.
Quality communication is key
 

Quality communication is key

Since the bulk of your relationship revolves around talking—whether that’s on WhatsApp, on the phone, Skype or even SnapChat (yes, that counts as communication!) turn that chatter into something productive. Talk to your beau about the things that are important to you, whether that’s family or career—figure out what’s really important to him, what direction he’s going in. Once you have clarity on this, your LDR won’t feel quite as frustrating.

Find ways to have fun
 

Find ways to have fun

When you’re apart from each other for so long, it can be quite a task to keep things fresh and exciting. So this is when you really need to get creative. Record your favourite movie together and watch it simultaneously while you’re on the phone (maybe invest in an unlimited talk time plan first), but just being able to watch a movie together can make all the difference. Challenge him every day to a game of Quiz Up so he’s part of your morning ritual. Eat a meal together while you video chat. Seriously, the options are limitless. There’s just one rule—do fun things with him, even when he’s not around. If you manage to accomplish this in the smallest way possible, you’re golden, girl.

Technology is your friend
 

Technology is your friend

Embrace it! Here’s some news to make you feel better: recent studies show that long distance romances foster a deeper and more intimate level of verbal communication. Use that to your advantage and stay connected through technology. Share a kissy emoji, tag him in a cute insta post or send him a snap of your Outfit Of The Day (#OOTD). You know how to make it work and you know he likes it when you do—and then there’s always the possibility of him returning the favour!