Writing gives you more time and space to reflect on tricky issues, and letters and emails can become treasured keepsakes (or maybe even a book) in the future.Sometime when you’re not tired and stressed, talk about how each of you typically acts and reacts when you are stressed and tired.
There are times of intense loneliness, uncertainty, doubts, and fear.
Learn to listen carefully to your partner and ask good questions – questions that make them think and help you understand them better.
Most couples in a long distance relationship will go through periods where they struggle to find things to talk about apart from how their day was.
During the early days (the first couple of months, at least) don’t rush into vulnerability, set a pattern of talking for hours every day, or make serious commitments.
There are all sorts of things you can only learn about someone face to face, but the initial reason why it’s a good idea to meet in person ASAP is simple: You may have great chemistry on paper or over the phone, and absolutely none in person. Discuss some of your communication basics as a couple–how you generally prefer to connect (phone, Vo IP, text), what times, and for how long.