May 13, 2020
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Article by Nawal Houghton | Coach and Owner of Your Divorce Coach.org.uk
1. Communicate and be honest with each other.
Create spoken agreements around communication and behaviour to clarify expectations and trust.
2. Send good morning and goodnight texts, pictures or videos everyday
3. Talk about the things you want to do together and plan some special dates and activities for when lockdown is over
4. Send love notes by post.
Remind your partner why you love them and your relationship
5. Find small ways to surprise each other
Sending gifts, read a love poem and send over video
6. Have frequent date nights virtually!
7. Shift your beliefs to see long distance as an opportunity that brings you closer and makes you stronger. Focus on the positive aspects of long distance.
8. Stay open and honest about your struggles, thoughts and feelings. Learn how to support each other over distance.
9. Give each other something over distance that smells like him or her. A scarf, tshirt, note with their scent on it.
10. Stay positive, this is not forever, it is a short period of time and will pass. Keep your focus on the long term!
This article was written by Nawal Houghton for Miller & Keane. To find out more about Nawal visit her website or follow her on her social media.
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