Long Distance Relationships Suck
Ways to Connect
Have you ever been in a long-distance relationship? Not a sappy romantic one necessarily, but any relationship that is tested by miles. They get a bad rap. While they can be difficult, the latest and greatest technology offers us many ways to connect. Even though no amount of technology can replace a hug from your Mom, a killer collaboration sesh with a co-worker, or a kiss from your sweets, we still think it can be a great way to keep in touch. With everyone across the world forced into a long-distance relationship, there has to be something we can do to keep people together.
Maintaining Relationships from Afar
Some of you may be experienced pros at catching up even though you’re far away, but others may be struggling to find ways to connect. We see introverts divided on the subject. Some realize they actually want to be around other people, and others are basking in the glory of minimal interactions and halted social calendars. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, you’re probably experiencing a new norm and learning to maintain relationships from this fragile place.
How to Reconnect
Regardless of distance, we have to find new ways to connect. We need to reinvent the long-distance relationship and break free from the preconceived notion that long-distance relationships won’t work. Now, they have to work.
Let’s start with making a list of the top five people you miss the most. Make it a point to reach out and connect with them at some point this week. Promise? Check in on them, make sure they’re ok, set up a video chat, sign up for a remote lesson or virtual event to do together, plan a virtual date night, play a card game, or try anything new. We’re talking more than just an email or text; digital words alone cannot sustain a relationship.
What Else You Can Do
Homemade has taken on more than just helping people learn how to cook. We also want to create other ways to connect people. Whether you sign up for a private session just for your friends or you choose our free weekly sessions, you get to interact with our chefs in a fun, unique environment. Learn new things, bond with friends and strangers, and experience the warmth of human interaction through our remote lessons!