Oh yes. In fact, long-distance relationships can have strengths over in-person relationships, and be a wonderful experience for everyone involved. However, to have a successful long-distance relationship, you need to be mindful of a few key factors in order to help you both feel loved, secure and connected although the miles keep you apart.
To talk all about how to make long distance relationships work, I've invited my colleague Brogan Crosby, M.S., LMFTC on this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast. Brogan specializes in online couples therapy and online marriage counseling and has extensive experience in providing long-distance couples counseling to couples around the world. Additionally, Brogan did her graduate research on factors that contribute to successful, satisfying long-distance relationships, particularly around how to maintain the emotional and sexual connection in a long-distance relationship situation.
Long Distance Relationship Tips
Brogan and I talked about many things including:
- Why long-distance couples can actually have strengths and advantages over other couples, especially when one or both partners are ambitious and career-focused.
- Some of the unique challenges that long-distance couples face and how to overcome them.
- What the most important factors in making long distance relationships work are, and how you can mindfully incorporate certain strategies to keep your connection strong.
- Strategies to use during the transitional period when you shift from a long distance relationship to living together (or nearby).
Listen to this episode of the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast, and learn how to make your long-distance relationship thrive.