8. Appreciate Your Partner’s Independence

Though painful, appreciating your partner’s independence away from the relationship is important. Especially in a long-distance relationship. Both of you experience a distinct world each day, but honoring each other’s independence helps curb co-dependence, leaving you more empowered and confident.

It is also important to go out and do interesting things with your own friends like swimming, hiking or even playing karaoke. This makes your partner find you more interesting as you narrate your recent activities.