For most, Christmas break is a great time to relax and celebrate the holidays with your loved ones. For others, this time can be a little less exciting because your significant other is several miles away from you and that feeling of loneliness begins to sink in.
No worries, though! There are ways to keep your romance alive during long breaks away from college. [These same tips also apply to those with a significant other who is overseas or traveling.]
We can thank modern technology for creating instant messaging and web cameras. If you don’t already have Skype, you should consider downloading it. It’s a free software that allows you to video chat live with other friends who have a Skype account. This is an easy way to see your loved one every so often and talk to him face-to-face, even when he’s far away.
2. Phone calls.
There is nothing wrong with a good ‘ole fashioned phone call. Arrange a time everyday or once a week for a phone date. Talk about what’s been going on in your life while you’ve been at home, and let him know that you love and miss him. It will be comforting for both of you to hear the other’s voice.
3. Text throughout the day.
When he’s on your mind, text him and let him know. See or hear something that reminds you of him? Tell him. The good thing about text messaging is that it is quick and easy. You can send as many as your phone contract will allow (or as many as you want) and can have easy communication with someone far away.
Check out his photos if you’re really missing him. Chat with him online or write on his wall when you’re online. You can even post photos of what you’ve been up to and tag him.
5. Mail letters and/or gifts.
If you are far enough apart in distance, send him letters or cards. Even though Facebook and email have almost completely replaced snail-mail, consider doing it anyway! It will be a surprise to him to receive something from you and he might even send something back. You could even mail each other Christmas gifts if you can’t give them to each other in person.
6. Schedule a visit.
Are you two close enough that you can see each other every now and again? Schedule a date night every so often so that you can actually see each other in person. Do whatever would be the perfect date for you both or just hang out and enjoy each other’s presence.