6 Ways To Connect Digitally With Your Partner6 min read
Human interaction is important, no matter how much we may claim that we’re satisfied connecting through social media or digitally, for that matter. Social distancing has greatly limited the physical connectivity we all crave from our family members, friends, and loved ones.
However, conveying your feelings and understanding someone else’s in the digital world isn’t always the easiest job. Sure, there are hundreds of ways to connect with someone on the internet, but it will never fill the void that’s left when you can’t physically interact with someone who you care for.
Under these circumstances, when you’re separated from someone you love, and for a very long time at that, what do you do to keep your bond still intact?
On that note, here are some amazing ways you can bond with your loved one when you have been limited to digital communication.
Find Your Funny Bone
Humor has always been a great way to connect with people. Regardless of age, anyone can appreciate a good joke or a witty comment. In times when digital communication is all you can do, rely on happy and funny memories to strengthen what you have with your partner.
Bring up funny old incidents, or make up a scenario that might make them laugh, or even send them some funny animal memes.
It’s time to dig deep and come up with ideas that will blow your partner’s mind with the digital resources that you have. Find an online game you can enjoy together, stay on a video call and do something fun (for example – cooking, or watching a movie), binge a show together on Netflix, keep sending each other random snaps throughout the day, or anything that can keep you two connected.
How about sending them a care package to remind them how much they mean to you? Or, going on a digital dinner date, where both of you sit in your own homes and have dinner with the added twist of going on a video call and just communicating like you’re on an actual date.
Memories to Tug at Their Heartstrings
Memories are indeed one of the biggest tools you can use to care for your loved ones’ hearts. Recall events that made you both happy and remind your partner; make them feel the love you feel for them, remind them how being in each other’s presence is meaningful.
Dig up some digital photos from Snapchat, TikTok, Facebook, or Google Photos and spend hours talking about your individual memories associated with those photos. You’d be surprised at how different people choose to remember different details about the same incident.
Turning Ideas into Reality: A Somewhat Confusing and Hard Process
It’s rather simple throwing all these recommendations at people, but it isn’t easy turning those plans into reality. You have conjured a really nice plan in your head that will sweep you off your partner’s feet, but you’re scared and fearing it will backfire.
What do you do? The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating is a simple read that’s powerful enough to give you a push through real thinking into digital actions.
Okay, you’ve started talking to them and communicating, and it feels great. There’s only one issue: What if one day you run out of things to talk about because it’s just been too long and you need to be in each other’s presence to feel a certain way again?
This means it’s time to pull out all the stops and start asking some very open-ended questions; questions you will find in the book Questions for Couples Journal: 400 Questions to Enjoy, Reflect, and Connect with Your Partner.
Reading Books to Connect Better
When you read more, you will start to see your horizons widen. You will be exposed to interesting new topics every day. That’s why, even when it comes to digitally communicating with your loved ones, there are books with some unique new ideas. It doesn’t hurt to learn about some new techniques that will assist you in your crusade to put a smile on your loved one’s face.
Here are two such books which we think can have quite an impact on couples struggling with connectivity in a virtual realm:
The Reasons behind These Recommendations
Instead of being repetitive and illogical, this book captures the essence of interesting questions. You can ask your partner that will spark up a conversation both of you will enjoy. After moving on from favorite dish and favorite musicians, it’s time to know how the mind of your partner works, and also understand how much of it complements yours.
The book discusses important milestones and the little things in life – making decisions together, trying new things hand-in-hand, celebrating life and each other.
Of course, you wouldn’t need a book to communicate digitally with your partner. It’s not necessary, but as we said, when limited by constraints, you have no control over whatsoever. It’s good going the extra mile to show them you care.
Unlike other books that “promise” to change your life, the author has been really relatable and lucid in this book. He doesn’t try to invent new ways to make you productive, nor does he force his ideas on anyone; he is simply trying to help like your friend would if you told them about your sufferings.
You know your digital relationship could do with some tweaks, but you’re unwilling to go ahead and make the changes. Not because you don’t care; simple because you’re lazy.
This book brings to light why it’s hard for you to gain the required momentum while also narrowing in on some of the obstacles in your life. It doesn’t go out of its way to provide some random suggestions, no. As after you know what’s actually not working in your life and relationship, you will get rid of it; that’s simple instinct.
There is no doubt about how painful it can be to stay away from the people you love and have to connect with them through the widespread yet somehow limited offerings of the digital realm. Think about it like this – nothing’s changed between you and your partner except the fact that you can’t be in each other’s presence whenever you want to be.
You both care for each other the same, so you shouldn’t think that you are doing something out of the ordinary by trying to show your affection in certain ways. Think outside the box and connect with your partner, even when external issues bound you.