Some nights one person is way too tired for a phone call. But in these cases you don't have another option of watching a movie or doing work side by side. SO here are a few tips: 1) Be patient with each other and over-communicate. I want to spend time with you, but you'll really have to carry this conversation" is a better option than being blah or getting in a fight on the phone.
Imagine if every interaction you had with your significant other had to be a conversation or an exerted verbal effort. 2) When you do fight or miscommunicate, learn how to apologize and work through miscommunication like the champs that you are. And 3) Take the time to fully utilize all forms of communication. Again, since your interaction is largely limited to conversation, make sure you keep the conversation interesting and purposeful. For example, instead of just asking "How was your day? " This shows that you care about your significant other, are aware of their daily schedule, and want to be involved. " say, "Can you tell me what's happening in the book you're reading?
If one person has to wake up early for work, we both set our alarms and call each other as a backup alarm. No matter what you decide, I highly encourage you to have this conversation and attempt to be on the same page! When push comes to shove, reality is reality, and you don't live in the same city as your significant other.
Though we are not morning people at all, a few wake up calls have turned into 45 minute conversations, because it's nice to start the day together. When you haven't seen each other in a long time, it's tempting to want massive amounts of alone time just the two of you. While sulking and crying can seem like a valid option, I'm here to tell you that it's not.
Sending sweet texts throughout the day, sharing pictures of your daily life, and composing thoughtful emails all show the other person that they're on your mind and worth your time. Since miscommunication can be common and as a result emotions can run high, I heavily suggest waiting to make any big decisions about your relationship until you are in person. From discussions defining the relationship to conversations about moving to the same city, plan to have those in person. It also helps jog their memory about their daily activities and gives them the starting point for a good, open, real conversation. " Again, this opens up a longer and more interesting conversation, shows you care and want to be involved, and gives your partner permission to really open up. So far the theme of this article has been that "you only have conversation" as a means of hanging out.