Some may wish to remain after the formal meeting to chat, share on topics, answer questions, and exchange email or phone contacts where this is safe for you to do.We encourage all to stay for general fellowship time.The book is chalk-full of the stories of other couples who have successfully gone the distance. [For more, check out: The Hardest Part of a Long-Distance Relationship – 12 steps for making it work] Don’t check email, Facebook stalk, or work on homework while you Skype. To ease my “fidgeting,” I change positions every ten minutes on Skype.That’s just disrespectful to your significant other – and you won’t be able to get much work done anyways. I sit in a chair, lay on the bed, spread out of the floor, or walk around the room with the laptop.As you can see in the pictures below, Josh and Joanna had no problem kicking things off.
Update: We're trying everything out right now, and have a hands-on gallery and impressions after the break! Most of our staff already has the video button integrated into their Facebook chat windows, and we've all been video chatting away (yes, some of us are in the same room).
Just because you live across the world (in a different country, time zone, or culture) doesn’t mean you can’t still have a close, loving relationship… After two years of Long Distance Relationships – these are the things that work for me. I noticed that if it has been more than 12 hours, I forgot to tell Ryosuke things about my day. Since we get to chat every day, we rarely Skype for more than an hour at a time.
They might not work for you, though; each couple is different. If we only Skyped twice a week, I had a hard time prioritizing what was important and what could be left out. Having a regular Skype schedule has helped me fix my sleep and work schedules.
And, when done right, they are the most rewarding thing in the world.
Thankfully we live in the day and age where video chats on Skype are free, easy, and readily available. It took us a couple months of long distance to figure this one out. Because of the time difference (14 hours) we Skype every morning and every evening for AT LEAST 15 minutes.