Keep the flames burning in a relationship | Closeup

Keep the flames burning in a relationship | Closeup

Relationships are hard work! And when you can’t see each other regularly, it’s even harder.If you are in a long distance relationship, you’ve probably heard all about how it will not work, and how it’s only a matter of time before you lose interest. Don’t listen to these naysayers. The truth is, you can make it work! The saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder” is as true today as it was when it was first uttered.

Check out these tips on how to keep turning up the heat.

Don’t over-communicate
Yes, you want to message each other all the time (especially when you start feeling a bit insecure) but try to keep a lid on it. You don’t want your texts and conversations to feel forced or come across as a stalker. Rather communicate when there is something. This way you won’t run out of things to say or let your messages get boring. Less is more…

Know where you stand
Your ‘ground rules’ will probably depend on how long you’ve know each other and on how much time you spend apart. By ground rules we mean what behaviour you both agree to adhere to. Make it clear what is acceptable and what constitutes ‘cheating’.

Use your imagination
Flirting over the phone with your significant other is a great way to keep things on fire until the next time you see each other. Sex is not only a physical need, it’s equally dependent on an emotional connection. By talking about it, you can help your bae to understand what you like and dislike – and vice versa. Sometimes all it takes is a little tease, a saucy text or a pouty pose to let them know that you’re thinking of them.

Don’t be careless
The truth is, with so many kilometres apart you’re both bound to feel a tad insecure. Try not to add fuel to the fire. If you’re planning a night out with your girls or boys, speak and reassure each other. And don’t be reckless. If you’re feeling vulnerable you may be tempted to do something that you may regret. Think first – it’s probably not worth ruining things between you!

When the time comes for you and your other to reunite, make very sure you sport the best fresh breath to make that first kiss linger – and something to remember…