Long Distance Relationship Communication Problems

November 3, 2010 by
Filed under: Long Distance Relationship Advice 

When you are involved in a long distance relationship communication is the integral component to keeping your relationship. Without communication there won’t be a relationship. So, how do you deal with your partner when they refuse to maintain regular communication whether it is via email, phone calls or any other type of communication?

Here comes an email from a reader who signed as Going Bananas. She asks:

I have this really extremely frustration, exhausting, depressing situation with my boyfriend. We’ve been going out on and off for the past 7 years. My current situation is getting him to get a phone and call me.

We’ve been going through some rough patches lately over arguments about him stopping his drinking and changing for the better and keeping in regular contact as we’re doing a long distance now.

He hinted marriage at one point before the fights and now his pulled away by not contacting me as often as he once did. And when I ask him if he wants out of the relationship his imminent to stay in the relationship and make it work. But he is not doing what I need him to. What can I do to make him more committed to his promises, especially staying in contact and keeping it that way. What gets me the most is, if he wants this relationship as “bad” as he said he did, why can’t he do whatever to make it work? Help..!

Thanks,

Going Bananas…

Dear Going Bananas,

If your partner is committed to keeping this long distance relationship and making it work, he should show his commitment to this relationship beyond the words. Men do not speak with words; they speak with actions. If your partner was truly determined to keeping in regular contact he would do as much as you to keep his promises. It sounds to me that he is not as committed to your relationship as you are, and as he says he is. If you want to know how to encourage your long distance partner to stay in regular contact with you I recommend that you read Long Distance Communication Advice!

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2 Comments on Long Distance Relationship Communication Problems

  1. a on Thu, 11th Nov 2010 12:17 am
  2. Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

  3. IT on Sat, 13th Nov 2010 8:33 am
  4. My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

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