Relationships can be tricky to maintain under the best of circumstances. Long distance relationships, on the other hand, are even harder. When you and your partner are hundreds or thousands of miles apart then you’re dealing with new levels of difficulty. Long distance relationships are increasingly common these days as jobs and school make us increasingly nomadic. Advances in communication technology has become a big part of bridging the distance and keeping love alive. But just because you’re spending hours on Skype with your honeybunny doesn’t mean that you’re keeping your relationship alive and healthy.
However, “difficult” doesn’t mean “impossible” and the challenge of making a relationship work doesn’t mean that it’s not worth it in the end. A long distance relationship can be incredibly rewarding and the skills needed to help it survive will also help when you’re in person again.
Here’s how you can make sure your relationship can go the distance.