This workbook is for individuals who are looking for a partner to enjoy life with and for people who have repeatedly found themselves in unhealthy relationships.
If you find yourself in a toxic relationship you may want to take some time to reassess who you are, what’s important for you and what do you want from life in general and from a relationship in particular.
Inside this workbook you will find examples, ideas, questions and exercises for you and your partner related to this topic. It’s a fillable pdf, so you can use it and share it with your partner online.
Areas you will explore throughout this workbook
Learn more about yourself
We all dream of having a special person in our lives. Someone that will be there to share all the good and bad while holding our hand.
But, how many of us take the time to really understand ourselves, who we are, and what we really want in our lives and relationships.
Decide who is your perfect partner
Once you are clear on your values, beliefs and preferences, you can focus on finding a partner who aligns with who you are and what you want.
Once you know who is the right person for you, it’s time to learn how you can become the perfect partner.
Create a healthy relationship
In a healthy relationship both partners have great understanding and common goals.
Effective communication is one of the key factors as it allows you to build understanding and intimacy as well as workout any problems you may encounter along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is long-distance dating?
Online long-distance dating is the stage between starting a long-distance relationship and getting to know someone more intimately.
Should I date someone long-distance?
If you come across someone, you like on dating sites or dating apps, as long as you share some common values, beliefs and interests. You can give this long-distance relationship a chance.
How do you start dating long-distance?
To start dating long-distance, you need to register on some of the online dating sites or online dating apps. Once you’re feeling your profile and preferences, most services will match you with other people who fit your criteria.
How do you date in a long-distance relationship?
In a long-distance relationship, you can either have a virtual date or travel to meet each other.
Is long-distance dating bad?
If you approach long-distance dating the right way you can make it work and you can make it fun. But, be mindful that not everything people say is necessarily the way it is.
Can long-distance online dating work?
Online long-distance dating can work for people who want to start a new relationship with someone in a different country, for example.
Does long-distance online dating work?
Online dating works for people who don’t have time to meet someone in real life. With long-distance dating, you can talk to selected people after spending a few minutes registering and creating your profile.
How does long-distance dating work?
Long-distance dating works through dating platforms or social media. You meet several people who fit your preference, and then you narrow them down to a few people that you get on with the best.
How to date in a long-distance relationship?
Dating in a long-distance relationship, you should always be honest with yourself and others. Clearly express your feelings and preferences to people you date. If you do that, the right people will stay in the wrong people will go.
When long-distance dating partners become geographically close?
Long-distance dating partners close the distance after they’ve got a chance to get to know each other and meet a couple of times. When you decide that you get on with each other and would like to have a serious relationship, you can move in together for a couple of months to test it out.
What to do before starting a long-distance relationship?
Before starting a long-distance relationship get clear what it is and what it involves. Knowing what LDR is all about will help you decide if it’s for you.
Is it worth starting a long-distance relationship?
If you have a strong connection it’s worth giving your LDR a go. However, to make it work you’ll need resources for regular visits. If your relationship becomes serious, you’ll also need a plan for moving in together.
What should I know before starting a long-distance relationship?
Before starting a long-distance relationship you should know how to handle the distance, communication, and the lack of physical intimacy.
How to talk about starting a long-distance relationship?
First, ask a few indirect questions to establish if LDR is at all on the table for the person you like. If they like the idea and open to trying it out, you should get a hint. Express your feelings and intentions to the person you like. Ask if they feel the same and if they want the same thing from this long-distance relationship.
How do you start a long-distance relationship?
Is a long-distance relationship worth it?
If you have feelings for each other, then starting a long-distance relationship is worth it. After you get to know each other better, you can reassess.
How do you know if a long-distance relationship is serious?
You know your long-distance relationship is serious when you are ready to move to a different place to be with the person you love. Check out this article on moving in after a long-distance relationship.
How do you know your relationship is not working?
1. You are no longer enjoying being in this relationship;
2. You are feeling sad more often than you are excited;
3. The distance lasts longer than what you are ok with.
How do you keep an online relationship long-distance?
You can maintain an emotional connection in your long-distance relationship by keeping in touch and talking about things that matter.
Should I travel to meet a guy I met online?
If you are serious about your long-distance relationship, you both should visit each other. Not because of the fairness of it, but to understand each other’s background and culture. Visiting your partner’s home will help you understand their history, values, and beliefs.
Do long-distance online relationships work?
Romantic long-distance relationships can work online, but only for a short while. When you are in a romantic relationship, you expect physical intimacy. So if you don’t get it, after some time you will feel disappointed and sexually frustrated.
Are long-distance relationships possible via online means?
Long-distance relationships are possible because of online means. You can meet new people online or maintain a relationship with your existing partner. Online relationships can be great fun, but they also have their limitations. You can make your long-distance relationship work by working on your communication and maintaining an emotional connection.
Are long-distance relationships worth it?
Long-distance relationships are worth it for some couples in certain situations and only for some time. They have their challenges and aren’t for everyone.
Should I start a long-distance relationship online?
You can start a long-distance relationship online as long as you know why you are choosing an online relationship over a regular one that’s face to face. There are many reasons people search for love online. It’s not good, nor bad; you just need to know what you expect out of a long-distance relationship. Once you do, you can set more realistic expectations and navigate your long-distance relationship with more awareness.
What’s the hardest thing about long-distance relationships?
The hardest thing about a long-distance relationship is the lack of physical intimacy. Another challenge of a long-distance relationship is maintaining effective communication using mostly online means.
How do you keep an online relationship long-distance?
To maintain an online long-distance relationship you need to maintain an emotional connection through effective communication. You also need the time and money to visit each other regularly. Lastly, to make your long-distance relationship work you need a goal, a plan and a timeline.
How long can a long-distance relationship last without seeing each other?
A long-distance relationship can last a long time without seeing each other, but it can leave you feeling miserable and deprived of physical intimacy. You should visit each other as often as you can. If you aren’t in a position to do so, make a plan for how often you can visit each other and how long your relationship will last long-distance.
When should you meet in a long-distance relationship?
You can take some time to get to know each other online. But once you know each other’s interests, values, and beliefs, you should meet to see how it feels to be together.
How do you know if your long-distance relationship is serious?
Your long-distance relationship is serious if you’ve got to know each other online, met in real life and spent a few months living together. If after all that you still like each other and are ready to move in together full time, you both are serious about your relationship.