Welcome To The Blog

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Why hello!

Welcome to the blog that will hopefully be both informative and funny. Here we want to share our experience, the experiences of others, as well as share information that can help during difficult times in a long-distance relationship.

To begin, let me give you some background knowledge:

Skip The Distance was created by a Canadian that wanted to send gifts to her long-distance boyfriend, who inconveniently lived in the United Kingdom. However, she struggled to find things that were cute, affordable, and could deliver to both Canada and across the globe. If you haven’t figured it out yet, I am that Canadian, and Skip The Distance is very much the story of a long-distance relationship exhibited in products.

Every product created at Skip The Distance included feelings or messages that I have felt over the years in a long-distance relationship and that’s why I hope it is relatable to everyone who has ever felt the same.

Long-distance relationships are never easy, they can be temperamental. They come with both internal and external challenges that make it both a beautiful and a chaotic mess.

Though, if I have learned anything, seeing each other as much as possible is a must; but what if there is a slight problem … flying ain’t cheap!

Well, if you live in the same country may be seeing each other is a bit easier. If flying is relatively inexpensive for you, then maybe seeing each other often is easy. However, I can ensure you that the flight to the UK from Canada is not the cheapest (usually at least $600 + for a return flight).

So problem number one: how do you feel close when you can’t be physically close?

Solution: communication

I know that maybe this wasn’t the answer you wanted to hear, but its true. Communication is key, but most importantly, I’m talking about the non-verbal factors of communication that become fundamental to your relationship.

For example, your daily routine is to text each other every day and have a conversation at night asking how the day was. All of a sudden, days go by and you haven’t heard from your partner and you start to wonder why? Well, let’s just say your partner has been struggling with the idea of a relationship that has physical barriers. They can’t see you when they are happy and they can’t hold you when they are sad. It has gotten to the point where they are so frustrated that they have stopped communicating with you entirely. The lines of communication have been broken but have there been signs along the way that you could have noticed before the situation got to this point?

Most likely, there was.

In fact, it’s so easy to get caught up in your day that you can almost ignore key factors that determine and sustain a healthy line of communication between you and your partner. Busy schedules, hard days and time zone differences can slowly wear out the thin line between happy communication and talking with your partner as if it is a chore. Now take all those external factors and mix them with internal battles. From insecurities to lack of trust, all of this has changed how you speak to your significant other.

As people say, “It’s not what you say, but how you say it” and of course this is also mixed with how your partner perceives what you said. Unlike relationships that have no physical barriers, conversations on the phone can add to the struggle, especially when you have signal problems or the internet cuts-out.

We’ve all been there, well at least I have.

At the end of the day this example, but it is a real scenario for many people, and it can affect everyone in different ways. With this blog, we want to take these scenarios and break them down. Provide insightful opinions and hopefully help someone along the way.

From our personal stories to those that we hear from others, we hope that this blog will add value to someone’s life and bridge the physical distance of a long-distance relationship.

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