The hardest part of a long distance relationship is having to say goodbye.
This speaks for itself… It’s hard to prepare with saying goodbye to your long distance boyfriend / girlfriend. It’s an extremely difficult thing to do, and for some people, it never gets easier.
So, here are some tips on how to make saying goodbye easier.
1. Plan when you’re going to see each other next
What makes saying goodbye to your partner harder is not knowing when your going to see each other next. This step is much easier said than done, but try and figure out the next time you will see each other. This way, you can start a countdown, and when it’s time to say goodbye, at least you know when you will see your girlfriend / boyfriend next!
2. Make plans for yourself
The worst thing you can do is sit down and think about how upset you’ll be when saying goodbye. Make plans for yourself – hang out with your friends later that week, or go see a movie. Whatever will keep you busy, do it!
3. Don’t hide your emotions
Okay, this might sound a little silly, but don’t be afraid to cry! Let it out! You don’t need to hide your emotions – even if you’re at the airport. Letting out your emotions also shows your partner how much you care. It’s okay not to be okay.
4. Have a special date
The night before you leave, do something special. Go to your favorite restaurant together, or watch your favorite movie in bed together. Whatever you both love to do, do it one last time before your goodbye.
5. Stay connected
Figure out how you will stay connected. If your partner is the one heading home, they should send you their flight details, keep you updated with boarding, landing, and when they get home. This will definitely ease your worries.
6. Think positively
A lot of people get worried when it comes to their partner leaving. They’re unsure when they’ll see them next, if they’ll see each other next, and sometimes have even more annoying thoughts. It’s a scary thing saying goodbye… Just stay positive and don’t let your thoughts upset you.
If you follow the tips above on how to make saying goodbye easier, you’ll feel much more at ease when that time comes.
Let us know how you prepare for that day. Has it gotten easier or harder for you? We’d love to know!