"Break away from it once in awhile and surprise each other with a handwritten message."So get out the stationery (or go to the store and buy some, because I bet you don't have any) and put pen to paper to express your feelings."Old-style traditional letters are great, even with surprise gifts," she says."Touch, cuddle, enjoy each other physically, since distance doesn’t allow you to experience this part of your relationship," Moheban-Wachtel says.Couples in a long-distance relationship become expert sexters sooner or later — sextperts, if you will.One way to foster trust is to be sure to speak to your partner daily — but not just about the quotidian mundanities of life (though those are important too)."Maintaining a daily connection lets you know the other person is thinking about you and vice versa," Moheban-Wachtel says. And be as open as you can with each other about your goals for the relationship.
(Hint: in the direction of great sex.)Sign up for a credit card affiliated with an airline, because it's time to rack up the frequent flyer miles: "Too much distance can lead to more misunderstandings, loneliness and possibly an unnecessary disconnect," Moheban-Wachtel says."Actively work to maintain the other person’s trust by reassuring them they’re the only one for you."How to do this? You build trust by letting the other know the level of commitment you have, and how you want the relationship to grow."When you fly in for a visit, don't hit the town night and day."Face-to-face interaction is vital," says Moheban-Wachtel, so "take advantage of your in-person time together by staying in and enjoying the intimacy of being together." Sex will obviously be on the menu, but for the best sex life — LDR or otherwise — make time to snuggle.And you can rest assured that you won't find it complicated to work out; you'll be able to tap the video camera icon in the top right-hand corner and it'll open up a video chat that looks exactly like the one you'd recognise from the likes of Face Time or Skype. rightly points out, Whatsapp's never been particularly quick off the mark when it comes to developing its products.