When you’re dating or married to someone in the armed forces you’re no stranger to the art of keeping long distance romance alive.
2. Write to each other – it’s a bit old-fashioned but receiving letters and emails makes your heart skip a beat. Really take time to share what you’ve been doing and how you are feeling. You miss out on a lot of the day-to-day stuff when you are a part and even the trivial things are nice to catch up on, making you feel closer.
3. Keep busy – whether you’re going to be a part for a few weeks or months don’t sit at home festering. Get out, see friends, go to the gym. Time passes a lot quicker when you are doing things.
4. Send care packages – this is a bit of fun, after all there’s not much that you can’t pick up from the corner shop or order on the internet these days. However it is a bit more difficult when you are on a ship in the middle of the Atlantic. Popping a few treats or personal items in a box and sending it with love is a great surprise for your other half. And if you’ve got kids it’s the ideal way to offload some of those ‘adorable’ hand paintings!
5. Drop everything – every now and then there’s nothing else for it than to jump in the car and make a road trip to spend a few hours together. Set aside common sense and lose a bit of sleep to spend precious moments with your partner. This has been a bit hard to do when Mr TB has been half way around the world, but we have been known to drive several hundred miles for a cuddle.
Have you got any tips for keeping the spark alive in a relationship across the miles?
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