The holidays are a time where people traditionally get together to enjoy each other’s company. It’s full of laughter, happiness, and is always such a special time to remember. When you go to the mall, you’ll most likely see couples strolling hand in hand shopping for gifts… When you switch on the TV, there’s a big chance that there will be a sentimental, romantic Christmas movie showing. (Just think about all the lovely Christmas movies that play!) In normal circumstances, these things would probably leave you feeling full of the joy of the season. However, when you’re in a long distance relationship, the holidays can end up being a difficult time. You’ll be thinking about your partner a little extra…
If your loved one is spending the holidays with their family or they’re busy with work commitments, you may not be able to be with them for the holidays. This could result in you not looking forward to the holiday season so much However, it doesn’t need to be that way! There are tons of different ways that you can still enjoy the holidays even if there is a distance between the two of you… Here’s how!
Advice on How to Cope With Missing Your Significant Other During the Holidays
Create a Feeling of Togetherness
Although you’re not together in person, that doesn’t mean you can’t create a feeling of togetherness. There are so many ways to feel closer to each other… For example, you can pick up some matching ugly Christmas sweaters that you can both wear over the holidays, or you can even start a tradition, such as watching a Christmas movie at the same time! You can start the same movie at the same time and cuddle up in your own beds… Yes, it’s definitely not the same as being next to them in person, however, it’s still super special!
Finding the perfect gift can definitely get super stressful – especially during the holidays! I know firsthand how difficult it can get trying to find that perfect gift… You want it to be special and something that they’re really going to enjoy. Contrary to popular belief, the perfect gift doesn’t always require you to spend a lot of money. Instead, something thoughtful is often the perfect solution. You could put together a photo book with all your favorite memories together, or you can even gift a framed photo of the two of you together. (Plus, every time they see the photo, they’ll think of you!)
If you are looking for food gift ideas, why not buy something that your partner can enjoy with their whole family? This way, you are showing everyone that you care, and enabling yourself to be a part of their holiday meal, even though you cannot be there. Food gifts are always appreciated and an excellent choice for people of any age… Who doesn’t love food!?
I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again… Communication is KEY! If you and your partner aren’t communicating, then it’s like your relationship doesn’t exist. You also want to make sure that you’re not overcommunicating… If you and your partner are talking 24/7, then you’re going to run out of things to talk about, and eventually, you’re going to get bored.
The holiday season is, without a doubt, one of the busiest times of the year, so try not to feel down if your partner seems busy. Chances are, you’re going to be pretty busy, too. Although you’ll both have lots of commitments over the holidays, and plenty of friends and family to meet up with, it’s important to take time for each other. So, make sure you balance out your time and still give your partner the attention that they’d love to have!
As I’m sure you’re aware, being apart is super hard – regardless or not if it’s during the holidays. The holidays are definitely when the distance feels the worst, but you need to try not to let it ruin your celebrations. So, try to enjoy the time that you’re spending with your family and friends. By keeping your mind busy, you won’t feel down, and you’ll be having a good time!
Conclusion of How to Cope With Missing Your Significant Other During the Holidays
That was some advice on how to cope with missing your significant other during the holidays! Trust me when I say that I understand the frustration that may come with being away from them. Yes, it’s hard, however, soon enough, you’ll never have to spend the holidays apart again!
If you have any other advice on how to cope with missing your significant other, make sure to let us know! Thank you so much for reading and stay strong – you got this!