Choose the appropriate method of communication.
For example, it’s appropriate to send your partner a brief text message to tell them you’re thinking about them. But if you need to resolve a conflict or talk about something important, it’s probably better to do voice or video chat so you’re able to communicate your full range of emotions to each other.
Choose the right topic.
Talking to each other about everyday things can bring you closer together and help you avoid the pitfall of talking “only” about your relationship. For example, you can talk about what you did that day, what’s been on your mind and the other people you’ve interacted with. This helps your partner stay connected to your everyday life even if they’re not physically present. And if something is bothering you, don’t be afraid to bring it up, respectfully. Keeping things bottled up can lead to sad or anxious thoughts and make you feel even worse.
Choose the right time and duration.
Interacting at different times of the day and for different durations can add some variety to your conversations. For example, you can have a chat in the morning to start the day on a positive note, check in at 2 p.m. when you’re both taking a break, or talk about how your day went when you’re going to bed. The length of your conversation can also vary—sometimes you’ve got lots on your mind that you need to share, other times, a simple “hi!” is all you need to say!