There are more people in long distance relationships than any other type of relationship. The only way a long distance relationship will work is if both people make a commitment to make it work. Being separated for long periods of time can either make or break a relationship. If you find yourself in a long distance relationship and you want it to be successful, you have to work a little bit harder at it. Or, if it's just for "a little fun" then this doesn't apply to you. And when I say "a little fun", basically both parties doesn't expect anything except a good time, then you go back to your own worlds.
Make Your Partner Feel Wanted and Loved
It's more important than ever to make the other person feel cherished and wanted. Long distance relationships are probably one of the hardest forms of relationships. Keep each other updated on what's going on in their lives every day. This is important because you want to keep that feeling of closeness even though you're in different cities. When you don't stay close and constantly are not constantly speaking to each other, when you do finally get together, it will have the feeling of awkwardness.
It's easy for one person to feel forgotten or not as important when there is no communication for days at a time or for even a day at a time. Yes, giving each other space is important just like in any other relationship, but when you are already in separate states, it's even more important to keep the lines of communication open during the day as much as possible or one person is going to begin to feel like they just aren't important to the other anymore.
Spice Things Up and be Creative
Keeping the intimacy levels up in a long distance relationship is also very important. You may not think so, but it really is. In order to keep the flame burning, spice it up and get creative. You're obviously not in the same room, but it is possible to keep your sexual relationship going. Having Skype sessions is one way to keep the intimacy level up. With this, you can see each other face to face when you can't physically be beside the person. This is probably the most popular form of keeping in touch throughout the world. It may seem a little youthful, but sending flirty text messages or even intimate messages to each other keeps things running smoothly. This just shows the other person that you are thinking of them and that you miss them.
Why do Most Long Distance Relationships Fail?
Most long-distance relationships fail because all forms of communications just stop. Cheating also plays a huge role in whether or not a long distance relationship will work. If you are separated in different states, just because your significant other isn't around you and you get lonely doesn't mean go out and find someone to keep you company. If you are feeling lonely, call you're significant other or have a Skype session. If more and more you start to feel temptation, it is probably best to end the long-distance relationship.
The long distance type of relationship is becoming more and more common especially in the younger generation. It's simple, if you want it to work, it will work. Both parties have to want it just as bad...equally...to keep it going. It is possible to be in this type of relationship and be happy as long as you both stay committed to making the other feel wanted and loved.