As much as you want to be with your spouse sometimes it’s just not possible.
Whether it’s a business trip, relocation, higher education, deployment, a mission trip, or a fun weekend away with friends you can find yourself miles away, across different time zones and with limited connection.
Whoever said the phrase, “absence makes the heart grow fonder”, must have been talking about their pet cat or dog while they were away.
For us our heats ache when there is physical distance in our marriage.
So, what can you do to stay connected?
3 Ways to Deal With Physical Distance in Your Marriage
You can do this by leaving love notes for your spouse. Are you the one leaving? You know your spouse’s routines so leave them little reminders in those places that they frequent the most. Maybe there is a love note by the TV remote, or by their walking shoes.
Do they eat ice cream or some other treat when you are gone? Put a love note inside the ice cream container where you can remind them that you think they are so sweet. Are you the one staying home? Put love notes in the suitcase, the briefcase, the lunchbox. There’s nothing like being far away from home, opening your suitcase and seeing a note from the one you love to make you feel important.
Schedule times to connect
If you have a concrete idea of what your schedule is going to be while you are away, schedule “dates” with your spouse. You know how important it is to connect face to face or even just voice to voice. Set up times to call, Facetime, Skype or even direct message one another.
***If your schedule changes and you aren’t going to be available let your spouse know ASAP. Nothing kills the mood like being stood up.
Make your own little black book of pictures
Now, how you go about this is completely up to you but let’s face it, it’s nice to see the ones we love even if we can’t be with them face to face. So, let your creative side shine! There are many photographers who take classy boudoir photos and here’s the thing you can be incredibly sexy and dressed all at the same time.
A hint of skin or a sexy look can drive your spouse wild and counting the hours until the two of you are reunited. You can even do this with the camera on your phone.
It’s hard to be away from the one you love, taking these steps to keep the romance alive will make coming together again all the more special!
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What is the longest you’ve had to deal with physical distance in your marriage? How did you stay connected?