When you travel, whether your work frequently takes you far from home or you are undertaking a bucket list backpacking, it can be difficult spending so much time apart from your partner. While you can talk, text or Skype, when you spend so much time apart, it can be hard to feel really connected. Here are some ways to reconnect across the miles and make your partner feel loved while you are travelling.
Set Reminders on their Phone
The age of the love letter is not dead, it has just undergone a technological transformation. Before you leave, take the time to add reminders or set alarms on your partner’s phone at different intervals. Say goodnight, tell them good morning, or wish them good look at that meeting. While it may not be a work of Shakespeare, this is such a simple yet incredibly effective idea that will ease the miles between you.
Show your partner that you have been thinking of them by sending small gifts. Send a box of chocolates, a bottle of their favourite aftershave or perfume, or something sentimental that is personal and reminiscent of a memory you share. Make sure it arrives home before you do with a 24 hour courier service.
Make a Care Package
Take the time to make a care package and skilfully hide in a place your partner will not immediately find. Treat your significant other to a relaxing evening of me-time. Include a DVD, video game or book as well as bubble bath, alcohol, their favourite chocolate or a takeaway menu and the money to pay for it. Here are some great romantic care package ideas.
Leave a Note
Strategically place little love notes to let your partner know how much they mean to you. Short and simple sticky notes that give compliments or express feelings are always appreciated. Place a note on their laptop, in their work bag, attach to their favourite mug, or in place of their bookmark. Alternatively, if you will be away for a longer period, leave ‘open when…’ notes for different moods and circumstances.
It’s true, absence really does make the heart grow fonder. But while you are away, you can show your partner just how much you care. All it takes is a little planning and effort to make your partner feel loved even when you are thousands of miles away.