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How to Make a Long-Distance Relationship Work

11. December 2009 by Christy 0 Comments

Because Russian women and Western men live so far apart, it's inevitable that couples who meet on RussianLoveMatch will face the challenges of a long-distance relationship. Here's how to make the time apart go a little smoother.


Take advantage of modern technology

Unlike long-distance lovers in the past who had to wait days, weeks, or even months to receive a letter from their significant other, today’s couples can easily connect with modern technology. Take advantage of technologically-advanced features like email, instant messaging, and live video chat (features all offered by If possible, arrange to meet online for regular chat sessions (the more frequently the better). These appointments will give the two of you something to look forward to and will make the distance between you seem less daunting.   


Use snail mail as well as email

While modern technology is great, your Russian lady is sure to appreciate an old-fashioned package from time to time. Sending small gifts, heartfelt letters, photos, or other personal mementos through the mail is a great way to surprise and delight your long-distance partner. Your lady will be able to view solid reminders of your love and affection for days or weeks to come and she’ll likely return the favor.


Be open about your feelings

Communication is the key to any romantic relationship, but this is especially true for long-distance love affairs. It is important that you share your feelings (good or bad) with the Russian woman of your dreams.  Let her you know you miss her and that you’re thinking about her. Share the daily happenings of your life and encourage her to do the same. This will help the two of you feel connected to one another.


Long-distance relationships are challenging, but with a little hard work and dedication there is no reason to believe they cannot work. Keep these tips in mind when things seem overwhelming.