Date nights become virtual, cuddles non-existent, and your sex life? Well, it becomes a little harder when you’re thousands of kilometres apart.
However not only are long distance relationships doable – and worth it – there are actually some benefits (yes, really).
Here are the 10 tried and tested tips to get you through a long-distance relationship.,
1. Know when you're seeing each other next.
Taking the time to work out when your next face-to-face visit will be gives you something to look forward to and makes saying goodbye that little bit easier.
Every couple has a manageable gap for them, whether that's every weekend, fortnight or month, and depending on how far from one another you are. Find out what works best for you and try to stick to it. Actually booking flights rather than just marking a date in a diary is preferable and you'll be amazed at how quickly the time will pass even if the starting countdown seems impossibly high.
The same goes for a long-term plan - it helps if you know you'll only be doing long distance for a set time.
Listen: Edwina Bartholomew shares the moment that changed her long-term relationship. (Post continues after audio.)