Better Long Distance Relationships by Bridging the Communication Gap

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Better Long Distance Relationships by Bridging the Communication Gap

 The Gap in an LDR – Do You Have One?

Long distance relationships can be very hard to manage.

best ways to communicate long distance

The telephone used to be the best way … but now

The only thing that could keep it alive is effective communication.

Getting in touch with each other as often as possible is a great way to keep the bond tight.

Thanks to technology, there are now charter communications which enhance the method of connecting people who are miles apart.

Services through charter communications allow calling or sending a message to someone abroad in as quickly as seconds.

 

High speed internet is guaranteed.

So if you want to avoid getting delayed in greeting someone far from you, make use of charter communications.

When you have a reliable internet connection, you can right away communicate to someone at anytime.

 

Bringing Things Closer

Families, friends and lovers who are thousands of miles away from each other can forget about the distance when using charter communications.

Tools for chatting or video calling such as Skype are very accessible – a really helpful multi-platform application that makes long distance relationships that much easier to handle.

In a matter of minutes or even seconds, you can speak with any of your friends or someone in the family who is far from you.

What’s even better is that you don’t need to spend twice.

Just pay for the Internet connection service that you will be receiving and using and you can then make a video call for free. There is no need to load your mobile to be able to call overseas.

 

Start Bridging the Gap

There are various network carriers involved in charter communications.

Hence, it is important that you pick the right one once you have decided to take full advantage of such communication method.

You may need to take into account some decision factors such as the company’s reputation, prices, quality of service and customer support prior to determining the most appropriate option.

Approach some existing users and hear their recommendations.

Some of them may have a good experience, which you certainly can rely on.

Reviews or testimonials from forums and other online sources can also help you a lot in identifying the most suitable alternative.

Remember that investing on a particular carrier and service is like investing on your relationship. Bad connection can affect the communication between you and your partner or loved one.

Never ignore this fact as this is one of the many reasons why long distance relationships don’t work.

 

Investing in the Right Option

Don’t risk your money and relationship.

Take the right offer and service provider. Never rush things when making a decision. Take it step by step. Seek help from friends or anyone who have also been relying on charter communications to save long distance relationships.

It is always better to listen to stories from individuals who undergo the same situation as yours. People struggling with long distance relationships are the best ones to approach when you demand advices or suggestions.

Charter communications are indeed highly advantageous as long as you’ve got the right network service provider and broadband internet bundle. Everything boils down to finding the right internet service provider, gadget, broadband internet and everything else that is involved when you try to bridge the communication gap.

 

Over To You

Now that we’ve reached the bottom, here’s what you can do next:

  • What’s your best suggestion in chatting with a loved one, over distance?
  • Have you ever problems with crappy connections too?
  • Got a story about an LDR that’s been successful?


And thanks for reading too – I’ll see you in the comments.

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Daphne writes on technology and enjoys spending time learning the latest information about wireless internet at Broadband Expert. If it has anything to do with high speed internet, Daphne is right there in the middle of it.

Daphne – who has written posts on GeekandJock.


Comments

  1. wrote on September 26th, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Emilia

    Hooray for high speed internet! I miss the excitement of receiving snail mail though :) We have come a long way from making costly long distance calls and waiting for weeks to get a reply, it’s amazing how technology has evolved over time. Great share. Thanks.

  2. wrote on August 18th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    Fatima

    Effective communication is the key to successful relationships. Thanks to the advancements in technology that have made communication so much easier. You have the mobile and internet world to connect instantly. Compare this to olden times when there were no such means; we are really lucky to have the choice of selecting most effective and inexpensive communication tools for ourselves.

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      wrote on August 23rd, 2012 at 3:51 pm

      Martin
      Twitter:

      Thanks for the visit, Famita. And oh so true – effective (and honest) communication is the key. We ran an ongoing poll on what makes up a successful relationship and the majority voted on communication beign the most sought after quality. Thank you for your comment too.

  3. wrote on August 15th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Richa

    Communication is really important in any relationship and it becomes even more important when one is in a long distance relationship. With the advancement in technology it has become a bit easy now to stay connected. In the end a relationship is between two people and it requires effort from both ends to keep it going and communication forms the foundation of a strong relation.
    Richa recently posted..Bringing the Body OnlineMy Profile

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      wrote on August 20th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

      Martin
      Twitter:

      Hey Richa,
      LDRs are certainly a challenging sort of relationship, that’s for sure. And as you rightly say, it requires the agreement of some ground-rules – right up front so everyone involved knows how, when and WHY. Long Distant relationships are probably the type where that foundation needs to be cemented and agreed upon, right from the get-go.
      Martin recently posted..Here’s Why You’ll Never Attract Your Ideal Partner!My Profile

  4. wrote on August 14th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Jan Stevens

    Long distance relationships are never easy, and for some, constant communication isn’t enough. The things you mentioned above are some of the essentials, of course, and online communication tools like Facebook and Skype and Instant Messenger are very helpful. But actually being together in one place makes a huge difference in how the couple grows and matures. I’ve heard someone who’s been in a long distance relationship say that distance is still distance, no matter how little it is. And I agree with her. So even when you think that talking on the phone or online is enough, make a time and effort to visit each other every once in a while. Seeing your partner, being able to touch and just being together — not necessarily in a sexual way — are important aspects of a relationship, too.
    Jan Stevens recently posted..Men, Intimacy and Feeling NormalMy Profile

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      wrote on August 20th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Martin
      Twitter:

      Hey there Jan – great comment.
      There really is NO substitute for being physically together – no question there. I suppose this post was more around what you can use to minimise the times when presence is absent and what you’re able to do to get some form of intimacy, despite the remote feeling of being apart. And since most technology these days relies on the Internet, sorting that foundation out first really is important.
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  5. wrote on August 10th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Aayna

    A very nice post. I used to believe that long distance relationships can never sustain in the long term as there is always a lack of personal touch. But Skype changed everything. I have been using Skype for quite a long time and it acts as the binding element in relationships. The tips you have shared are very helpful. Thanks for writing this post.

  6. wrote on August 10th, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Joy

    Skype or technology in general has definitely changed the way we look at long distance relationships and the possibility of sustaining them. Thanks for your advice.

    • Avatar of Martin
      wrote on August 15th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

      Martin
      Twitter:

      Definitely, Joy. Skype and other video and chat programs have certainly made long distance relationships so so much easier than 5 years ago. Back then, LDRs were a bit of a penpal thing – goodness knows how you’d be able to really connect as you can now, with video.

      Thanks for the comment and keep coming back too.
      Martin recently posted..Is Technology Destroying Relationships?My Profile

  7. wrote on August 10th, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Kristine

    A long distance relationship is probably too hard for most of us to sustain, it can be very challenging and frustrating but it’s beneficial for someone who abhors too much dependency. Thanks for this great share!

    • Avatar of Martin
      wrote on August 15th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

      Martin
      Twitter:

      Now that’s an interesting comment, Kristine.
      LDR can be difficult and they can be sustainable, if given some thought and the proper foundation. I’m interested in why you say they are beneficial for those who don’t like too much dependancy. I’d love you to explain your thoughts a little more, if you don’t mind.
      Martin recently posted..The Great Facebook Internet Love Scam ContinuesMy Profile

  8. wrote on August 9th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    farouk

    thanks for the post i liked it
    i had two long distance relationships and keeping them was a real burden
    thanks for your tips they are so useful
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  9. wrote on August 8th, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Mariella Lombardi

    Really good but what is the problem with some men is that they lack communication skills. it’s like a huge effort for them to keep women posted:) Seriously…

    • Avatar of Martin
      wrote on August 8th, 2012 at 4:43 am

      Martin
      Twitter:

      That’s a double edged sword, that comment, Mariella :)
      Now I take understanding Pam’s thoughts and ‘need to know’ really seriously – I’ve spent untold time in wanting to learn more about communication, understanding and relationships and I can tell you the onus on communication is on both sides of the gender-fence.

      i.e. ask yourself the question “Am I really relating in my man’s terms so he really does understand what I need and when I need to know it or do I just think I do?”.

      I continually pose the question to myself “What can I do better”. What’s your thoughts on that?

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