How to deal with an out-town sweetheart!
by Lauren Thompson
Are the "missing your loved one" blues starting to get the best of you. Well, we all know that out of sight does not necessarily mean out of mind when it comes to long distance lovers! Are the long plane trips and long distance calls just not doing it for you anymore? Well, here are some tips on how to spice up your long distance relationship. Being in a long distance relationship right now, I know how it can be hard to let your loved one know that you are thinking about them all the time and really miss them. The falling asleep on the phone together and e mailing just won't cut it anymore. My first suggestion is to do something totally unexpected for them. Send them balloons to where they work. It is really easy to do and pretty inexpensive. You can usually do it over the Internet or just call one of the 1-800 numbers to find the closest florist. If balloons aren't your thing, overnight them their favorite desert from their home. For instance, if you are in New York and they are in California buy some of those great pretzels off the street vendors that you know he/she loves and seal them tight and send them to them. It is a nice surprise and shows a lot of effort. They will be surprised and touched. Also, I suggest that you invest in a digital camera. It is always fun to see what your loved on is doing on the weekends and he or she can simply e-mail you copies of the pictures and you can get a glimpse in their social life.
Another fun thing to do for them for a special occasion is to make them a home video, no, not that kind… It's like a personal letter. Just talk into the camera and tell them what you are up to, walk them around your apartment or house and show them what has changed and what has stayed the same. It is a great way to imprint your face into their mind forever and refresh their memory on what you look like. Saying "I love you" in as many different ways as you can is a great game to play. Try to see who can get the most creative! Another idea that I love is to make them a CD. Make a mix of "your" songs. They can listen to it in the car or before they go to sleep and every song will remind them of you and send them into dreams about you!
Talking picture frames may sound a little cheesy but when you put a picture of the two of you in it and record your voice saying something like… "I love you and am missing you right now" it makes for a pretty cute gesture. And there is nothing like someone's voice to trigger memories and happy thoughts!
And you know what…if none of these ideas are doing it for you; you just miss them way too much, just jump on a plane and surprise them! Get enrolled on one of those Internet plane ticket auctions and get a cheap flight. Sometimes phone calls just wont cut it, but don't worry if you can make it through a long distance relationship you can make it through anything! You two will be reunited someday soon!