things to do together- long distance edition!
when chires and carers don’t get to see each other irl, that can make things feel really hard, and like you can’t do all the same things other chires and carers get to do together. here’s a list of things to help try to remedy that!
this was requested by an anon !
1. use hosting sites to watch things together.
| watching things together can be a great way to spend time together! be it an old favorite movie, a cute tv show, or silly videos online, it’s really fun to do things like that together so you can feel closer!
2. skype call through the night.
| as someone who gets very scared and has bad nightmares, it helps me a lot to be in a skype call with my dependeds through the night! it sure doesn’t beat sleeping next to them, but it’s the next best thing. i’ve found it helps a lot with not wanting to go to bed because you want to talk to the other- you can just talk until right when you fall asleep!
3. send a book back and forth and annotate it.
| i know that the way i phrased this makes it sound like icky schoolwork, but it’s way more fun than that! if you find a book that both of you would like to read- even if it’s an old favorite, or a short children’s book, it’s really fun to write little notes about what you were thinking while you were reading it, and have the other do the same! it’s also fun to highlight things that remind you of them.
4. send handwritten notes for when the other is down.
| a lot of the times, when the other person is down, you can’t always be there for them, especially when it’s long distance. if you write a bunch of notes and send them to the other for when they’re sad, it can definitely put a smile on their face to see a handwritten note from the one they love reminding them why they want to keep going, to motivate them, and to cheer them up.
5. make a playlist together!
| make a playlist together- or a few! songs that remind you of one another, songs that you can fall asleep to, happy songs- make the playlists together, so that way when the other one is missing you and they want to have something in the background that can make you think of them, you’ll have those playlists!
6. make each other friendship bracelets.
| in my opinion, this is one of the cutest things, like. ever. friendship bracelets can be incredibly easy to make, and you’ll each have something special from the other that’s just for you. it’s unique and special and they’ll always be with you no matter what that way!
7. play online games together.
be it online rpgs or flash games, playing games together can be an incredibly fun and unique way to bond and hang out, no matter how much distance is between you! we’ll make a list at a later date filled with games you can play online together! we’ll link it here when that happens, but for now, there are a ton of masterposts floating around on tumblr with games you can play!
i really hope that this is even a little bit helpful! long distance can be hard with anyone that you care about, especially someone who you’re in this close of a relationship with. best wishes to all of you guys!