This is a big topic for us girls who travel a lot and a setup many fear - and some prefer to not even try pursuing. I want to show you there's nothing to be afraid of. For me, long distance relationships are the best of both worlds: you have the advantage of having time for yourself like when you’re single, and you have a trillion of advantages that come with being in a couple.
Firstly, let me give you my thoughts on why long distance relationships have many bright sides.
You are able to pursue your own interests, have time for yourself and you can focus on building your friendships while you make plans and live without your other half. That is an advantage because there are so many girls that aren't able to participate in things without their partner.
"We Time" is Always Special
Sometimes, when you are together all the time, the relationship can become monotonous. When you are apart seeing each other is always a big event. You can count the days, the weeks, even months to when you finally meet, you can still feel the butterflies in your stomach. THAT is something you'll always want to feel.
Displays of Affection
In long distance relationships there's always room for creativity. You can share lots of little details with your loved one, surprise gifts, skype dates, and so on.
The key to making it work?
Confidence is Key
First of all you have to trust your boyfriend and make him trust you. You don't want jealous phone calls or getting angry when you're apart. That's why you should always be confident he loves you and make him feel the same.
You both need to keep busy. If one of you is always hanging out/working/traveling (whatever) and the other has nothing to do but think about their partner, there's gonna be some trouble.
Love Your Own Life
You need to realize you both have your own lives to live, goals to reach, work to do and friends to spend time with. You need to have a life and be happy with it before you have a life with somebody else.
When you are in a long distance relationship you'll need commitment and time. You don't need to be Skyping, WhatsApping or FaceTiming all day long, but you need to find a window at least once per week to keep the love alive, listen to each other, talk about your week, your cities, whatever you choose. This is really important; you don't want to turn off the love.
Visit each other. This one is hard because it involves extra expenses as traveling is not cheap. But if you want to do it, you can do it. Try to visit your boyfriend and make sure he tries to come visit you. Also, traveling together is one of the best parts of a long distance relationship!
This is why you shouldn't fear a long distance relationship. I know it's a cheesy and unoriginal quote, but "Distance means so little, when someone means so much."