Many of us have been in long-distance relationships and understand the feelings of loneliness, separation, and the cold, unfeeling miles that lay between us and our loved ones. If you’re currently in a long-distance relationship, take heart! It’s estimated that over 15 million Americans consider themselves to be in a long-distance relationship and the number of long-distance marriages are also on the rise, so you’re in good company.
Despite the growing number of long-distance relationships, a lot of people can feel pretty exasperated and overwhelmed when it comes to managing so many warm-fuzzies across so many miles. With Valentine’s Day looming and all kinds of expectations set on couples everywhere, we wanted to make it a little easier for you.
Here are some practical ways to help strengthen your long-distance relationship:
1. Find Common Ground – You don’t have to live in the same city or state to enjoy the same books, music, or movies. A fun way to keep the conversation going on those long phone calls is to read the same book and talk about it, or go see the same movie and share your thoughts.
2. Take Advantage of the Post Office – In a world where communication is becoming less valued yet more accessible than ever, send your significant other a handwritten note via Snail Mail. We guarantee that will be a treasured memento from your relationship and will always communicate: “I care about you!”
3. Send silly “Just Because” stuff – Who says that being long-distance eliminates the chance to be spontaneous? Sure you may not be able to whisk away your partner on a romantic surprise dinner after work. But you CAN surprise them with little packages on their doorstep or flowers on their office desk!
If your significant other doesn’t live in Texas (heartbreaking!) we’ve got several Texas mementos to send as a sign of your love and affection. Apart from the obvious choices of our delicious chocolates, we also have some enchanting decor such as our “Someone in Texas Loves You” ornament!
Perhaps you aren’t at a place where “Love” is the correct way to describe your affection. If that’s the case, no need to jump the gun! You can send our “Someone in Texas is Thinking of You” ornament instead. We’ve got several other treasures you can choose from to surprise your sweetheart, just visit our website to find the perfect gift. There’s no reason the Lone Star State should be the Lonely Heart State too! We’re cheering for you long-distancers!