Long distance relationships are nearly impossible to pull off, and it’s even harder when the girl’s in an entirely different country. From time zone issues to cell phone problems, it’s every guy’s worst nightmare to fall for a girl who lives in another country. It might be unlucky, but it’s not a death sentence for your relationship. It simply takes a lot of careful planning to pull it off. Don’t let your girl’s location decide whether or not you want to be with her; there are plenty of ways to stay in touch.
This tried and true communication method is perfect for staying in contact with your girlfriend and giving her something physical to hold onto and remind her of you. Sending her letters to let her know how you’re doing will brighten her day, and it’s likely that she’ll save all of them. Draw her dumb little doodles, write her tiny poems, anything – girls go nuts over that stuff. For special occasions or just to let her know you’re thinking of her, send her a small care package with treats and small items that she likes so she can enjoy them and think about you. This way of communication is slow, so it’s not a good form of primary contact, but it’s great for the times when you want to be more sentimental.
Skype is an application that you can download on your computer. It allows you to communicate with your girlfriend for free, no matter where she is. The site allows you to access instant messaging services as well as video chat. The video chat function is great because you can see her and hear her voice, as most computers come with built-in webcams and microphones. If you’re missing the sound of her voice, giving her a call on Skype will help you ease the loneliness. Just make sure to keep her time zone in mind so you don’t wake her up.
If you have the money for it, taking a trip to see her once or twice a year is the perfect way to keep your relationship strong. Not only do the two of you get to see each other face to face, you also get to actually touch her, kiss her, and everything you dream about doing when you’re in another country. She can also travel to see you, which is nice because you can show her around where you live and maybe even show her some new things that she isn’t familiar with in her country.
Blogging is becoming wildly popular, and is an awesome way to show her what you’re up to and to communicate with her. Post photos of places you’ve been, your friends, your family, and anything else you want her to see. She can comment on the photos, and look at them whenever she wants so that she can see you easily when she misses you. Not to mention it keeps her up to date on what you’re doing, so she can feel like she’s right there with you.