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Ways to Channel Positivity When Spending the Holidays Without Your Significant Other

The holidays are a time surrounded by loved ones. When the one you love most is out of reach, stay close and cheer up with Dating.com’s tips this year:

  • Your partner can still meet the family even when you’re miles apart!

Thanks to today’s technology, you can connect with your significant other at any time from halfway across the world. In order to make time for each other during the holidays, connect beforehand to discuss any drastic time differences, and settle on an hour or so that won’t conflict with your schedules. Personally, we find video chatting to be the best way to connect long distance. Get your family in the room, ring your partner and introduce them over the phone. Make them feel like they’re part of the family gathering by showing off some gifts you received. You can even plan ahead and send your significant other presents they can open while you video chat! Aside from a video call, partners can find it hard to make time to send occasional texts when they are busy entertaining guests and family. It is important to remember that a little goes a long way. Sending a few “I’m thinking of you” messages and pictures will make the time pass quickly and give your partner all the feels this holiday season.

  • How to keep your mind off being alone when you’re surrounded by happy couples.

Being apart from your significant other can take an emotional toll. Especially during the holidays when you’re surrounded by happy couples at family gatherings. Instead of drinking wine to forget you’re alone, focus on building relationships with people you don’t get to see often or might not know that well. Spend time with a younger cousin or an older aunt. Making an impact on someone else’s holiday, who may also be riding single or alone, can be rewarding and leave you feeling fulfilled instead of sorry for yourself.

  • Try these cute ways to show you’re S.O. you love them when you’re overseas.

While you can always wait to exchange gifts when you reunite, a great way to remind your partner you’re thinking of them while long distance is to plan ahead and send gifts or organize surprises. There is something special about receiving a gift from a loved one on a holiday that signals nostalgia, and shows they put in the time and effort to make you smile. This year, opt for something out-of-the-box like a matching set of underwear you can both wear when apart to feel close, or a long distance lamp that flickers when your partner taps theirs overseas. Not into traditional gifts? Plan something special by organizing a spa day or have  flowers delivered to their place of work.

  • How to make up for lost time and have a special celebration when you reunite.

At the end of the day, being without your other half during the holidays isn’t ideal Take the opportunity to enjoy the moment and try to make most of it by looking for new friends, learning holiday traditions worldwide, or helping others . There’s always the chance to have a “second” holiday, and celebrate when you see each other next. Knowing this option exists can keep the excitement of the holiday season going, even after it passes. Looking forward to this time can also make spending time apart more bearable.

  • Your partner can still meet the family even when you’re miles apart!

Thanks to today’s technology, you can connect with your significant other at any time from halfway across the world. In order to make time for each other during the holidays, connect beforehand to discuss any drastic time differences, and settle on an hour or so that won’t conflict with your schedules. Personally, we find video chatting to be the best way to connect long distance. Get your family in the room, ring your partner and introduce them over the phone. Make them feel like they’re part of the family gathering by showing off some gifts you received. You can even plan ahead and send your significant other presents they can open while you video chat! Aside from a video call, partners can find it hard to make time to send occasional texts when they are busy entertaining guests and family. It is important to remember that a little goes a long way. Sending a few “I’m thinking of you” messages and pictures will make the time pass quickly and give your partner all the feels this holiday season.

  • How to keep your mind off being alone when you’re surrounded by happy couples.

Being apart from your significant other can take an emotional toll. Especially during the holidays when you’re surrounded by happy couples at family gatherings. Instead of drinking wine to forget you’re alone, focus on building relationships with people you don’t get to see often or might not know that well. Spend time with a younger cousin or an older aunt. Making an impact on someone else’s holiday, who may also be riding single or alone, can be rewarding and leave you feeling fulfilled instead of sorry for yourself.

  • Try these cute ways to show you’re S.O. you love them when you’re overseas.

While you can always wait to exchange gifts when you reunite, a great way to remind your partner you’re thinking of them while long distance is to plan ahead and send gifts or organize surprises. There is something special about receiving a gift from a loved one on a holiday that signals nostalgia, and shows they put in the time and effort to make you smile. This year, opt for something out-of-the-box like a matching set of underwear you can both wear when apart to feel close, or a long distance lamp that flickers when your partner taps theirs overseas. Not into traditional gifts? Plan something special by organizing a spa day or have  flowers delivered to their place of work.

  • How to make up for lost time and have a special celebration when you reunite.

At the end of the day, being without your other half during the holidays isn’t ideal Take the opportunity to enjoy the moment and try to make most of it by looking for new friends, learning holiday traditions worldwide, or helping others . There’s always the chance to have a “second” holiday, and celebrate when you see each other next. Knowing this option exists can keep the excitement of the holiday season going, even after it passes. Looking forward to this time can also make spending time apart more bearable.