How To Survive A Long Distance Relationship

As much as relationships give us butterflies in our stomach and make us feel on top of the world, they are not always so easy and require work from both sides.
Being in a long distance relationship requires a lot more work to maintain and make sure that both partners are happy.  They say no distance can break true love, but there are still certain things that can be done to get through the challenges of a long distance relationship.
It is important to make sure that there is always communication in the relationship, and that both partners know how much to expect from the other. Maybe this means talking about how much time should be set aside to talk, or agreeing on a certain time everyday or every week that will be saved for each other.
It is also crucial to be honest with each other about how you are feeling, and know that it is alright to sometimes be upset too and need extra support from your partner. Even though time together is limited, not every conversation can be only rainbows and butterflies.
Another helpful way to get through a long distance relationship is to make sure to always being doing things to keep the spark alive, such as sending pictures, cute messages in different forms, such as snail mail, even an e-card and doing romantic gestures such as sending flowers to show your loved one that no matter the distance, you are always in their heart.