Doin’ dirty deeds — despite the distance
By Ian Denomme
All this relationship and sex talk makes it all sound so easy.
But what about those of us who don’t have those opportunities
It’s not so easy when you’re significant other
is separated from you by a highway, an ocean or because they
go to a rival school such as Queen’s University, for
Can long distance relationships last? Here are some tips to
help make lonely nights go by faster:
1. Keep in constant contact. Technology has made this a lot
easier with e-mail, chat programs and web cams. Phone calls
are always the easiest way to stay in touch, but bills can
get pricey. Send some e-mails during the day to see how your
partner’s day is going, then have a good talk at night.
2. Trust each other. It can be hard to not get worried about
what they may or may not be doing, but staying objective and
not getting jealous is very important.
3. Make the most of your time together. When you do get some
time together, make the most of it so you can go back feeling
good about your relationship. A good weekend together is the
perfect reminder of why you’re together in the first
4. Find creative ways to get see each other. Train rides are
quick and easy, but can get expensive depending on where you’re
going. Try less conventional ways such as hitch-hiking or ride
the rails as a stowaway.
5. Surprise them with thoughtful reminders. Most people love
surprises, especially women. The cost of a stamp is about 50
cents, so send a card or a letter letting them know how much
you miss them. If you really want to get rewarded next time
you see them, go all out and send them flowers.
6. Make sure that it’s worth it. Consider the pros and
cons and come to a decision that is best for both of you.
Long distance relationships can be hard at times. While you
may not get to spend as much time together as those spoiled
couples who get to see each other every day, just remember
the celebrations that can come after not seeing each other