So, your spouse is away in the military. They have been deployed to some far off land, and you are feeling the hit without them there. It can be a frustrating and upsetting time. After all, you miss them dearly and want them with you and your family. It’s natural to feel this way. But, you don’t have to become a slave to your emotions. On the contrary, there are some fantastic ways that you can keep the romance alive. All you need to do is to make sure that you are still dating each other. Yes, really! Even during times of deployment, you can have a good, old-fashioned date night. It’s good for both of you and ensures that you are both in a great place to woo and romance each other.
Here are some simply ingenious ways that you can keep the romance alive during times of deployment.
Arrange a Skype Call and Make an Effort
Skype calls or Face Time can be a great way of retaining contact during times of deployment. It's one of the best ways to keep the romance alive. But a call doesn't just have to be a mere call. Make sure that you are making the effort for your other half. You may have been doing the chores, but they don’t need to see you in your rubber gloves and apron! On the contrary, you should make an effort during this time. Wear a nice outfit, make an effort with your hair and take the time to reconnect using the wonders of technology. Of course, doing this can serve to make your spouse a little homesick. But, as the adage goes, absence does the make the heart grow fonder! Making an effort is important for keeping the romance alive. And, a little bit of effort on your part will go a long way.
Send Love Letters
Love letters are the best way to keep the romance alive during deployment. But, make sure that you are reading these letters out to each other during phone calls. Of course, if they are intimate letters, you may feel a little embarrassed. But, reading these outpourings of love is a fantastic way of making sure that you are reconnecting with each other, even if you are miles apart.
Plan a Vacation
Times of deployment feel like they last for an eternity. But, that is not true. After all, having a homecoming date is important and planning for some extra time with each other is crucial for your relationship. So, take the time to plan a trip together. Whether that is for an extended break or a long weekend, talking about your plans for the future can keep the romance alive. What’s more, it gives everyone something to look forward to.
Watch a Movie Together
There is nothing nicer than cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie together. Of course, during deployment this can be tough to do. But, the wonders of technology are an amazing thing! Use technology to your advantage and watch the movie together while on a Skype call. Talk about the movie and treat it as you would if they were on the couch next to you. It’s a simple and fun way of keeping your spouse entertained while they are deployed. But, you also get some quality time together too.