Long-distance couple goals
Have you considered setting a few long-distance relationship goals for yourself and your significant other?
A long-distance relationship is less than ideal for most couples in love, but sometimes it simply cannot be avoided.
Making long-distance relationships work requires a lot of work from all involved.
There are ways that you can make a long-distance relationship work for you though, and one of those ways is to have long-distance relationship goals.
A lot of couples I know are either in a long-distance relationship or were once in one.
Even while scrolling TikTok, I see a lot of couples that are doing long-distance love.
It’s pretty common.
With great technology these days, anything is possible.
You can have a wonderful relationship just as those that see each other daily.
Every couples’ distance relationship goals will probably look a little bit different, but here are 10 long-distance relationship goals to help get you started.
Making long-distance relationships work
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How to get started on long distance couple goals
How do you set long-distance relationship goals?
How do you keep a long-distance relationship healthy?
And reasons for setting goals for long-distance relationships!
What Exactly Is a Long-Distance Relationship?
A long-distance relationship can mean different things for different couples.
But basically, it is a romantic relationship with a couple that is separated by geographical distance.
So you do not live in the same space.
Distance differs from couple to couple.
You could live more than 2 hours away or even on a completely different continent.
These relationships are usually successful if you are able to maintain consistent connections using amazing communication skills, technology and have a lot of trust with each other.
Another great tip is to long-distance relationship goals and expectations.
This way, you know that you are always on the same page.
So what are the best long-distance relationship goals for couples?
1. Belief That The Relationship Can Work
One of the first relationship goals that you should have together as a couple is to have the mindset that a long-distance relationship can work between the two of you.
For a long-distance relationship to work you both need to have clear goals and boundaries of what is and is not acceptable, and you need to stick to it.
Remember that your long-distance relationship is not forever, it is just for this season of your life as you work towards meeting your life goals so that you can be together in person later on.
As long as you understand this and work towards this, it will work out.
2. Be Honest With Each Other
These relationship goals for long-distance couples will only work if you are absolutely honest with each other about your expectations.
Don’t agree to something if you are not going to put 100% into it.
I once broke up with someone because he was going away to university in a different province.
I knew that we wouldn’t last more than 6 months.
He wasn’t big on technology and I felt he wouldn’t commit to fully communicating with me while apart.
Communication in situations like this plays a huge role in if you stay together or not.
I was honest and told him I would wait but I didn’t want to go into something I wasn’t emotionally able to keep up with knowing I would have to do most of the work.
Long-distance relationships can naturally breed suspicion and even jealousy because you aren’t able to be together as often as you would like.
Being secretive, or less than truthful can deepen these feelings of infidelity.
One of your long-distance relationship goals should be to be completely honest with each other.
The old saying “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” is not true, and being less than truthful may lead to a break-up.
As for me, I met someone loving and we have been together since.
3. Sync Up
For a long-distance relationship to work, you and your partner will need to sync up your schedules as much as possible.
Time zones and conflicting work and school schedules can make it difficult to find regular times to talk on the phone or have a video chat but you must do so.
One of your long-distance relationship goals has to be setting up times to talk on the phone or video chat and not just sending texts.
Ensure you sit down and come up with a plan on how you will make things work.
Too many couples fall out of love because they forget this simple fact.
Making time for each other.
Find a way to schedule some time to spend together with each other no matter what!
4. Communication Is Everything
The only way for a long-distance relationship to work is for you to be in contact with each other.
Great communication is key for any relationship whether it’s long-distance or not.
In relationships, great communication will allow you to explain to your partner what you are experiencing and what your needs are and vice versa.
Communicating with your significant other will help you meet your needs and also help you both be more connected in your relationship as it grows and blossoms.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of ways to communicate with your partner these days, so there is absolutely no excuse.
You can text, video chat, email, and call anytime you like now, and most of us always have cell phones with us.
The reason for setting goals for long-distance relationships is to ensure that you stay connected and are on the same page with each other.
5. Host Virtual Date Night
You might not be living in the same town or even the same country, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t schedule a virtual date night!
This is the best for the two of you to spend some quality time together.
Virtual date nights can be just as romantic and just as needed for couples to stay connected and intimate.
So exactly how can you host a virtual date night?
Schedule a time, order up your favourite take-out or even cook out the meals together over zoom or Facetime.
You can also watch a movie or favourite TV show together while you video chat and eat.
Having a virtual date night once every couple of weeks at least should be one of those long-distance relationship goals you should consider setting up and not missing.
6. In-Person Visits
Long-distance relationships can be easier to take if you know that you have an in-person visit coming up soon to look forward to.
You may not be able to spend more than a weekend together but having time together to reconnect physically and emotionally in person can help to strengthen your relationship.
A good friend of mine had a long-distance relationship with a guy on a different continent.
The plane ticket was expensive.
But they made an effort to visit each other twice a year for one month at each visit.
They did this continuously for 2 years and decided to get married.
She has since moved to be with him.
As you can see, this worked out for them and they made every effort to make it work.
Setting realistic long-distance relationship goals like these can work out in the end.
7. Be Predictable
If you usually reply to a text within a set period of time or always answer the phone, then you should continue to do so.
Otherwise, paranoia can creep in and one or both of you may suspect the other of cheating or no longer being committed to the relationship even if that could be completely untrue.
If for some reason you can’t respond as you normally would make sure to check in and explain as soon as possible.
Making the other person feel at ease will go a long way.
Don’t wait for them to start noticing these subtle changes.
Instead, be proactive and let them know that you might NOT be as attentive today, this week or this month because of XYZ!
Simple goals for long-distance relationships like these can go a long way in ensuring that you have a healthy relationship!
8. Be Surprising
One of your long-distance relationship goals should be to be surprising to each other.
Send an “I love you” text at a random time of day, mail a “just thinking about you” card, or a small thoughtful gift.
Have their favourite pizza or flowers delivered when you know they have had a tough week at work!
Having items from each other around can make it seem as though you aren’t so far apart.
I love receiving cute little unexpected things from my significant other once in a while.
9. Don’t Fight And Text
You and your significant other will likely have a fight or disagreement at some point, and when you do you must talk to each other.
Do not try to fight or resolve an issue with your partner through text or email.
Words on a screen can not convey tone and trying to resolve a conflict without the benefit of tone can make the problem worse.
Trust me, my significant other and I just had a fight over text messages this week and it was awful.
We have never done this, but I was just overwhelmed and heated.
If you can avoid this, do it. Wait to Facetime, Zoom or even meet in person to discuss any disagreement you may have.
Make this one of your long-distance relationship goals, never to fight over text!
10. Stay Positive
One of your long-distance relationship goals should be to remain positive about your relationship and your life.
Sure being apart from your love can be sad sometimes, but on the whole, you need to stay as positive as you can or the relationship won’t work.
I enjoy using positive affirmations to help me stay positive.
Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship before?
If you find yourself in a long-distance relationship, don’t despair, just use these long-distance relationship goals to keep you on track.
Do you have any other long-distance relationship goals to share with us?
We would love to hear it.
I hope you enjoyed our awesome list of goals for long-distance relationships worth setting!
Relationships are hard work and finding ways to make it work will only reap amazing results.
For those in long-distance relationships, how do you make it work?
Tell us in the comments below.
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