He's about to embark on a life-changing adventure, heading to the metro or overseas for work. The thing is, he's going alone, without you, his significant other, and that has been bugging you. Neither wants to give up the relationship so you've both sworn to always keep in touch.
But this is not like your all-day unlimited texting, make no mistake about it. Because it's distance-related, there are certain rules you need to follow:
Never fight over text
No matter how you avoid it, you and your partner will experience misunderstandings, hurt feelings, and conflict at some point. If one texts another with painful words, the other one has to be more patient understanding as he/shecan. Responding with an angry SMS as this will only worsen the situation. Instead, wait for each other to calm down before talking about the issue.
It's easy to misjudge the tone of the other person via text. Rather than make assumptions and send furious replies, it's better to call and clarify how the message was delivered. Long-distance calls may break your wallet, at least not your man's heart.
Be more creative
Forget those generic messages such as "Kamusta na, babe?" or "I love you." He surely wants to read novel-long, sweet messages from his LD partner. Make him feel special by paying him a compliment, remind him of the things you miss about him, and brush on plans for your reunion. This goes the same for him, of course!
Create tension to spark attraction. One of the best ways to do this is over text is through a bit of playful teasing over text. Go ahead and exchange flirty messages with him.
Take a break
As much as you want to always stay in touch, don't fault each other if you have to skip out every once in a while in favor of hangouts with friends or colleagues. Just make sure to inform each other of the reason you won't be able to text that day.
This story originally appeared on Fhm.com.ph.
*Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.