I'm looking for some help & ideas in how to bond with my girlfriend when we're not together. We don't live together yet, so we only see each other once or twice a week, and so we have to resort to speaking a lot on the phone. Unfortunately, for some reason this often leads to us bickering or winding each other up about really little things. I think it's because we always talk about and vent our stresses about the day onto each other.
When we're together, we don't have any problems because we can see into each other's eyes, touch and hold one another, but the phone is really becoming a bad pattern, to the point where I want to avoid it. In the evenings, I really need to just unwind and switch off, but I don't know how to do this in a way that makes my girlfriend feel heard and supported.
I'd be grateful for any ideas for how we can turn our telephone time together into something more fun and positive.