I’ve been married to someone I met long distance for more than eight years now.
I still smile when I think of some of the sweet ways that he surprised me during our long distance days and the interesting conversations that we had when we branched out from talking about the immediate.
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So, how do you come up with these sorts of long distance relationship activities? I bet that if you grabbed a pen and some paper right now you could come up with at least five interesting things for you and your long distance partner to try without any trouble at all – ten if you were willing to jot down activities or discussion topics you weren’t sure would “work” well.
However, if you aren’t already busy scribbling your own list, here are ten ideas to help get you started You can find plenty of “are you compatible? Many of them are downright silly and won’t tell you anything useful.
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If you’re in a similar time zone, set aside an evening to watch the same movie while you’re on Skype or the phone together.
It can feel a bit forced to “schedule” a long distance date night.
It can feel awkward to try something that seems silly or cheesy, or to ask your partner to do something that you’re not sure they’ll enjoy.
Look at this post on the enneagram personality types and this one on love languages for more interesting online assessments and discussion questions. Try searching for online crossword or Sudoku puzzles. Especially when you’re in a LDR, sending a present can be a wonderful way to tell someone that you love them and that you are thinking about them.
There are thousands of games you could play together online. You can find all sorts of virtual reality games at Play Free Online Games. Giving and receiving presents can help create a shared bond and tangible reminders of love and happiness.
Set a dollar limit (e.g., , not including postage) and put together some small gifts and treats for your long distance partner.