People think relationships are always fun, but sometimes you have to make sacrifices and give in to one another. If you really know it's the person you want to be with, then you make it work. Compromise when you have to, talk things over when the situation calls for it.
In every relationship, there will come a point wherein misunderstandings and problems are going to arise, that's normal and to be expected. Couples won't always be agreeing on the same thing every time, right? When these problems come around, we have to find a way to solve the problem. This is a situation that is applicable to all kinds of relationships, even long distance ones.
Being away from the person you love is considered to be a disadvantage and may become a reason for a fall out. Why? This is because being apart will open the door to a number of temptations, so they say. One of the most common temptations is when one partner gets a substitute for their significant other. There have been many stories of long distance relationship break ups because of that one reason. Question is, how do you save a failing long distance relationship?
1. Talk about your problems. Communication is a crucial part in relationships, especially in long distances. If you have issues with each other, talk about it. Do not keep it to yourself. Your partner is not a mind reader so don't expect them to know what is wrong without you telling them. When you talk, go straight to the point. Don't talk in riddles.
2. Listen to their side of the story. Talking about your problems is not going to be enough. Some people talk but don't listen. Listening to what they have to say will be good so both of you could pinpoint where exactly both of you got wrong.
3. Compromise. When you both have heard his or her explanation, you are going to fully understand why such an issue became a problem. Carefully find steps to go around and avoid this problem in the future.
4. Keep your cool. Talking about your problems will most probably lead to an exchange of words. Try to be calm and collected. You wouldn't want to say things you don't really mean. When our heads are hot, chances are we say mean things to the other. This may lead to the fall out. We talk to our significant other so we could reach an understanding and make peace, not to aggravate things.
Although these steps may not be foolproof, they are going to help you out. Long distance relationships are challenges that people chose to take on. It may be difficult but you can make it work. Take good care of the relationship you worked hard to keep and save it.