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12 Ways To Keep Things Hot When You’re Apart

We were bummed to hear that Prince William would soon be leaving Kate home alone for months while he does air force training. Because, really, no couple wants to be separated. Luckily, there are easy, low-dough tricks that’ll keep your bond tight when you can’t be together.

By Korin Miller

We don’t doubt that newlyweds Will and Kate are as solid as the 18-carat rock he slid on her finger eight months ago. But any couple’s bond would be tested by the reported 10-week separation the two will face in a few months when Wills heads off for training, leaving Kate behind in their sleepy little Welsh town that has more sheep than people. “Some separation can be good for a relationship because you get the chance to miss each other, but, no matter how much you’re in love, being solo long term can wear on your union if you don’t do some creative stuff to stay connected,” says psychotherapist Tina Tessina, PhD, author of The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You’re Far Apart. Which is why we came up with these fun and foxy things anyone can do (Kate and Wills, listen up) to make their LDR go the distance.

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Send him a silly postcard from your town with the message, “Wish you were here…”

Create a Pandora radio station in his honor, featuring songs and musicians that make you think of being with your guy. (Options to consider: Hot Chocolate’s “You Sexy Thing” and Ellie Goulding’s “Starry Eyed.”) Then, email him the link.

Light candles around your computer for a sexy-yet-romantic vibe the next time you have Skype sex.

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Make a sizzling calendar of your most pin-up-worthy moments and ship it to your guy. (We like to use and

Start a Facebook account just for the two of you where you can share daily pics, little love notes, and random musing with each other.

Mail him a copy of Cosmo’s new sex position book, Red Hot Sex Secrets, with pages marked of the moves you’re dying to try when you see each other.

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Next time he’s out to dinner with his friends, contact the place and order a round of his favorite beer, on you.

Send him a hilarious-yet-sweet ecard from This one’s our fave!

Call him up when you know he’s home alone and immediately launch into good old-fashioned phone sex. Need help getting started? Describe to him where your wandering hands are…

Torn between two second-skin LBDs at the mall? Send him a snapshot of each from the dressing room and let him vote for his favorite. Then, model it for him the next time you’re together.

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New movie you’re both dying to catch? Find a time it’s playing near both of you and hit it up “together.” Then call him afterwards to recap.

Make a Thursday night Skype date and challenge him to a strip poker tournament a deux.

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