Sharing experiences when you’re in a long distance relationship isn’t easy, so this week we’ve pulled together 10 fun long distance relationship activities for you to try.Most couples who have been in long distance relationships for any length of time are pretty good at talking to each other about how their day was and what they’re doing in their lives at present.When you are separated from the one you love, there’s no doubt that talking on this level is important.

My boyfriend just told me that he’s thinking about joining the Air Force Active Duty.

At first, the plan was for him to do the reserves so that he wouldn’t be gone a lot. Tell us what you think in the boards: how do you deal with dating someone who’s in the military?

But now his mom is saying that he won’t be able to support us just by being in the reserves, so he wants to be on active duty so that we have more money. I’m going to be there for him regardless, but thinking about being without him for months at a time just kills me.

Are there any girlfriends or wives of anyone in the military here?

It can feel awkward to try something that seems silly or cheesy, or to ask your partner to do something that you’re not sure they’ll enjoy.

However, it’s worth taking some risks to try new things.

Getting beyond talking about your day is the quickest way to get to know your partner better.

However, if you want to actively grow closer emotionally even while you’re far apart physically, it’s also important to go beyond the “what’s going on right now” sort of chatter.

You also need to find some long distance relationship activities–new, fresh ways to create shared experiences, even over the miles.