Think about joining a writers’ group or take a class in something you’ve always wanted to know more about, or join a gym and start taking group classes, or join a hiking group—the point is to find something you like to do and jump in.
Communicate Your Expectations Make sure you’re on the same page with your partner by communicating your expectations about the relationship and by fully understanding theirs.
Even if a relationship doesn’t work out, having this level of open and honest communication right from the start can minimize emotional hurt and disappointment.
It’s important to communicate your expectations throughout the relationship.
Still, you still want to take your time and get to know your partner on a very deep level to assess where you’d like to take the relationship.
Because of the distance, you have less face time and shared experiences than more local relationships to be able to make that determination right away—so take your time! Most uncertainty in a long-distance relationship comes from having intense feelings of intimacy and connection followed by equally intense feelings of having to stand on your own.
So be honest and synch your expectations and aspirations with your partner. If you want to start out with dating other people as well, say it.
But now his mom is saying that he won’t be able to support us just by being in the reserves, so he wants to be on active duty so that we have more money. I’m going to be there for him regardless, but thinking about being without him for months at a time just kills me.