3. Care packages. Even if they are only living two or three hours away. Getting a package is just as good as getting a letter especially when the boxes are decorated inside with their favorite things.
4. Plan events. I need stuff to look forward to.
5. Set a daily goal. This has helped me tremendously. I remember one day I was so depressed I could barely get out of bed. I set a goal the day before to do one thing for myself that day no matter what. I ended up riding the bike for an hour and I felt so much better afterwards. Take some time for yourself to reflect.
6. Have a support group. I have made what I call my own “battle buddy” at home. She also has a significant other who is deployed and we have been supporting each other. There is nothing better than being able to talk to someone who is also going through it. Family can also be very helpful.
Hope everyone has a fantastic day!
Do you have any tips for a long distance relationship?