A bright spot in any long distance relationship is visits. Some couples can visit each other every month, others every few months. A few couples can even go over six months without seeing each other. Whatever the duration of the time apart, a visit is something that is circled on a calender, excitedly counting down too, and is a great chance to connect even more with your partner. While it is tempting to spend the entire visit in each other’s arms, never leaving the house, a well rounded visit will include going out and doing things, and spending time together outside of the home. Here are some tips for making the most out of a visit:
A key part of a relationship with your partner are the friends and the family. Go out to dinner, a sporting event, or just visit with those groups of people. This can be beneficial for the friends and family who don’t see you two as a couple very often, so spending time with them can be a “refresher” to remind them that you two are in an actual relationship, and not just a Skype relationship.
Don’t: Make the visit one big party
Dinner with friends and/or family is a good thing to do during a visit, but don’t swamp a visit with non-stop social events. The key for every visit is to spend time together, and that includes some quiet time with just the two of you. If you can’t meet up with a group of people during this visit, then simply make plans to see them the next time.
Do: Activities that show off the town
This is especially key if you, or your partner, is planning on moving to the area that they are visiting. Anyone who is making that big of a decision carries some apprehension about moving to a brand new area (especially if it is a considerable distance away from their friends and family). So when a visit takes place in the town where someone is moving to, schedule fun activities that show off the town. If you two are sport junkies, check out local sporting events such as the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Thrashers, Atlanta Hawks, or the Atlanta Falcons. Can’t afford the high prices of tickets? There are other minor league teams such as the Atlanta Silverbacks (indoor football), the Gwinnett Braves, and the Gwinnett Gladiators.
Not a sports fan? Discount sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial offer discounted deals on fun activities such as wine tasting, massages, restaurants, etc. Access Atlanta also has a list of local events and things to do for a fun date.
Don’t: Think about goodbye
As with every visit, there comes a time where you and your partner must seperate again. However, don’t spend the last day or so of the visit thinking about goodbye. This will in turn bring you, and your partner’s mood down. Enjoy each moment you have together, and don’t waste valuable time being sad about saying goodbye.
Visits are a key part of any long distance relationship. By making this visits worthwhile will not only benefit you and your partner’s individual happiness, it will also benefit the happiness of your relationship.