Being long-distance is hard, but you can totally make it happen. When it comes to long-distance relationships, people Google far and wide for tips on how to handle the pressure. Because, if you've ever tried one, you know it's not easy. Can long-distance relationships work, really? And if so, how can you make a long-distance relationship work? Look, we're not going to sugar-coat it for you; long distance is tough.
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They live in another country — a plane flight away! First off, what if this person is the absolute love of your life? Are you willing to relocate for that kind of love? If not, check their profile to see if they are willing to relocate.
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Most people say they'd never consider a long-distance relationship or, in abbreviation-speak, LDR. But that's usually before they don't have a choice. Hey, life's full of curveballs. And while we can all agree that long-distance relationships aren't ideal, they're definitely not the end of the world—or even the death knell of your relationship. In fact, with the right mindset, the right expectations, and the right pieces of long-distance relationship advice, you can have an LDR that thrives and grows stronger over time.
Last Updated: July 10, References Approved. This article was co-authored by Connell Barrett. Connell advises clients based on his A. Dating System: Authenticity, Clarity, and Expressiveness. He is also a dating coach with the dating app The League.