After committing to your long distance relationship, here are some useful tools for all long distance couples.

Tool #1 – The Postal Service

You heard right, The Postal Service! Instant messaging is easy and emails are fast, but do you remember many years before that when we would mail letters to each other? We’ve found that long distance couples that write letters to each other have proven to have extremely strong relationships. What better way to tell your partner how much they mean to, than to write a thoughtful love letter to them?

Tool #2 – Relationship Help Books

Or any other long distance relationship guidance reading material for that matter. Once you feel yourself getting into a routine and getting tired of the usual call, talk, sleep, work, call, talk etc. seek out some great trust building questions to talk about. You will learn a ton more about your significant other that will strengthen your relationship.

Tool #3 – Online Movie Streaming

Online streaming services are sadly beginning to replace DVD and BluRay. But that means you don’t have to get 2 separate copies of one movie to enjoy watching together. Simply sign up for an account, touch play together while on webcam, and have your self a cosy night in together.

Tool #4 – Skype

What good would a long distance relationship equipment checklist be without good old Skype? This is by far the very best and most vital tool you can possess for your relationship. It’s free, fast, and easy to use. This will make it easy for you to see each other on webcam every second if you want to. But we really advice against long distance couples spending longer than 4 hours per day speaking with each other over webcam. While chatting for long periods will initially provide help to overcome the distance, it’s also healthy to get outside and live independent lives too.

Tool #5 – Instragram

Share your photos with this wonderful tool! Instagram is a photo sharing and social network website. You can take pictures of yourself, implement a digital filter to them, and share them on Twitter or Facebook for your partner to see. You could create an album for each day or week that you are separated, edit their captions so that you can tell them about every part of your day and make them feel like they have been there with you.