A Man's Guide to Surviving Long-Distance Relationships
I'm currently in a long-distance relationship, and I can tell you this much: Long Distance Sucks. If you, as a person, were capable of sucking as hard as long distance does you could probably inhale a cantaloupe through a garden hose. However, there are a few tips I can pass on to other guys like me, in the hopes that it can help some of you learn what I've done right so far, and to avoid making the same mistakes I've made.
Don't Be A Jealous Ass
Many of my girlfriend's new friends are just like her in that also moved to a new city for school, and have left a still-significant other behind. Unfortunately, at this point may of them are now single because their boyfriends went Coocoo for CoaCoa Puffs over some misplaced anxiety issues they expressed on Facebook.
Seriously, this is the worst possible forum to express your insecurities.
Guys, keep these things in mind;
1. Your girlfriend is not going to live like a shut-in just because you're not around all the time anymore.
2. When she goes out with her friends, she will dress like she's going out with her friends. This does not mean she is, to quote one of the now-dumped-boyfriends, “acting like a slut”.
3. Telling her that she is “acting like a slut” will not end well for you.
Keep Yourself Busy
Now that your girlfriend lives in another city, you may find that you have a lot of time on your hands. While wallowing in self-pity and staying up late stalking her on Facebook is great and all, that behaviour can't be good in the long run. Make plans to talk on the phone, or Skype, or IM chat, communicate in whatever way cranks your chain, but in the time between your Skype-dates do something besides obsess over your situation.Continued on the next page