An important part of thriving during long distance is to learn how to adapt to communicating in a new way. Because you may not see each other in person very often, it is crucial to be able to share your feelings and be vulnerable over the phone. When you are having serious conversations and bringing up challenging topics, try not to do so over text, as it is much easier for your words and intentions to get lost in translation. Instead, schedule a time to talk over the phone or video chat when having these conversations.

By being intentional and addressing you and your partner’s emotions – both the fears and joy – you can build intimacy and overcome challenges, which will build a strong foundation for your relationship to grow and thrive!

To learn more about communicating and overcoming conflict over the phone, watch our video!