The difficulties of fulfilling the need for physical touch in long-distance relationships are the reason why we created Bond Touch.
There are a number of solutions for couples to feel more connected despite the distance. Kirstie wrote about borrowing a hoodie from the partner, video chatting more than texting, mailing each other notes with scent, incorporating movement into Zoom calls, and talking about physical touch more with the partner. These suggestions are meant to help you overcome the feeling of being unloved and deprived in a long-distance relationship. They work. Here are a couple more that we have tested and have worked for us.
Creating a shared vision board
My grandmother always said that a relationship is a construction.
If you’re building something together, however abstract a life journey can be, it’s easier to share a vision board. You can call it a mood board, or inspiration board… it’s all the same. You may be redecorating your place or simply dreaming of a holiday in Italy. Use the board to come together, to disagree, to surprise each other. To ensure you're aligned.
Creating a shared vision board is a great way to overcome the distance in a long-distance relationship. A vision board is a collage of images, words, and phrases that represent your goals and aspirations. Make sure you're honest about those. By creating a shared vision board, you and your partner can discuss your future together, even if you are physically apart. This can help create a sense of connection and common purpose that will bring you together.
Use your voice instead of texting
Send long whatsapp voice notes. They are so much more intimate than text. It’s important to have regular conversations and to have fun doing so. This can help create a sense of intimacy and connection, even when you are physically apart. If you add all of them up you may even start your own podcast.
Voice messages allow you to hear the tone and emotion in your partner's voice, which can be difficult to convey through text. This can help you better understand how your partner is feeling, mood and respond accordingly. It allows us to build trust in relationships. Our pitch, tone, and rhythm affect our partner's hormones, such as cortisol and oxytocin, further emphasizing the significant impact of the human voice on relationships.
Distance can bring about loss in translation. Voice messages can reduce the chance of misunderstanding or misinterpretation of text messages. It gives both of you the opportunity to add context and clarify any confusion.
Creating a shared playlist
Music is the universal language that connects us all, transcending time, distance, and boundaries. It has the power to heal, to unite, and to remind us that we are never truly alone.
Creating a shared playlist is an unorthodox way to overcome the distance in a long-distance relationship. By creating a playlist together of songs that you both love, you will share your taste in music and create a sense of closeness and intimacy, even when you are physically apart. You can then use your Bond Touch bracelet to share the beat you are feeling and ask your partner to guess the song. It's fun. Give it a go x
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