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How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Last

Long distance relationships are usually a lot more difficult than if you and your partner were living in the same city. It takes quite a lot of effort to make a long distance relationship last, but it is not impossible and it is definitely worth it. Letting something like distance get in the way of you and your potential soul mate would be silly, which is why people get into long distance relationships in the first place. Here are some tips on making a long distance relationship last:

Long Distance Relationship

Communicate in different ways

To make up for the for the distance between you two, you will have to find new and creative ways to keep in touch. For example, you can try sending handwritten letters or cards to each other on special occasions, such as birthdays, holidays and anniversaries. You can even send letters to each other on a daily basis, so that you can see each others handwriting more often. Don’t limit yourself to just chatting online, so that you can save money on your phone bill. You can call each other using Skype, or any other free app that will allow you to simultaneously talk and see each other. Video calling is a huge aspect of any long distance relationship, as it is the closest thing to being together as you will get until you are actually together.

Make goals to see each other

Depending on how far you and your partner live away from each other, flights can be pretty expensive. So, you and your significant other need to work out a system to figure out how often you will be able to see each other in a year. If you have set aside a month each year that you see each other, you will have a goal to see each other and it will make the time in between go by much faster. The time you are not together should be used making goals for the future. For example, when you have booked a flight to visit your significant other, you can make plans to visit different places in your city together, or you can even plan it so you visit each other on your anniversaries. In a long distance relationship if you are not constantly making goals to see each other, the relationship may start to fade and you might start to think that you will never be together.

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Tips on Quitting Smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make for you and your loved ones. Smoking is harmful in many ways, and can even be fatal in most cases. Smoking slowly causes heart problems, lung difficulties, throat issues, breathing complications and can even cause premature death. Here are few tips on quitting smoking:

Find support

Quitting smoking is a huge step and one that requires a lot of support. If you have any friends or family members who are also smokers looking to quit smoking, you can quit together. If you have someone who is going through the same withdrawal symptoms with you, you two can support each other and encourage each other to not relapse and start smoking again. If you do not have any friends or family who are thinking about quitting smoking, you can still get their support. Talk to them and explain to them that you might be more irritable than usual in the few weeks after you quit smoking. Additionally, you can tell them to expect some changes in your eating habits, sleep cycle, etc.

Quitting Smoking

Choose a quit day

With any bad habit, we as humans, tend to put off quitting to another day, which is why you should select a quit day. Mark a specific date in the near future on your calendar and decide that that is the day you quit smoking forever. You may think about postponing the date, but tell a loved one your quit date, so that they can encourage you to go through with your plans on that date. Ideally, you should choose a date that you will have the day off work, as the worst withdrawal symptoms occur in the first twenty four hours. Remember, the withdrawal symptoms won’t last forever and there will come a day where you won’t even be tempted to smoke again.

Never give up

You might quit smoking for a week and then you might start smoking again, but don’t give up. No matter how many times you relapse and start smoking again, you have to try and quit over and over again. Progress isn’t made overnight and if you quit for longer periods each time, there may come a day where you will finally get rid of the bad habit for good. Keep in mind that your body starts to feel healthier just a short while after you quit smoking. Just one year after quitting smoking your risk of getting heart disease is cut in half.