It will take determination, optimism, and effort to turn the temporary long-distance relationships into a permanent long-term love story. Here’s how.
Set some ground rules to manage your expectations.
Avoid excessive communication.
It is unwise to be overly “sticky” and possessive. You two don’t really have to communicate 12 hours a day to keep the relationship going. Many gay couples thought that they need to compensate for the distance by doing more. This is not true. And it might only make things worse. Soon you would get tired of “loving.” Remember: Less is more. It is not about spamming — you are only going to exhaust yourselves. It’s really about teasing at the right moments and tugging at the right spots.
Be ready to work twice as hard as you did before.
Visit, but not just each other. Visit each other’s homes.
Don’t forget to schedule regular Skype dates.
Start the countdown
When you make the choice to pursue the relationship long-distance, decide how long you’d be able to live apart. Envision your future living together, and create a plan to get there. Take measurable steps along the way and stick to the plan.
Talk dirty with each other.
Enjoy your personal time.
Don’t worry if every visit isn’t perfect.
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