[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

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How do over 14 million people sustain a successful long distance relationship? Check out this infographic for the answers.

Did you know that 70% of long distance relationships fail due to inadequate advanced planning? And 40% of all long distance relationships end with a permanent break up. Engaging in a successful long distance relationship can be difficult, but it is not impossible. While more than one in every two people in an LDR say that loneliness is a major factor, there are certain things that can be done to help.

Let’s take a look. There are approximately 14 million long distance relationships in the USA so a lot of people are doing it and 3% of all married couples actually live in one. A few top tips for making them work? Don’t cut yourself off from your friends and family. This is crucial. Don’t wait by the phone for your partner to call. And conduct your life as normal.

Communication is key

When you do see each other, discuss any unresolved issues. Do not pretend they do not exist. It might be tempting not to discuss issues that may lead to a fight in the short time you have with each other, but it is worse for the relationship long term if you don’t talk.


Keep the intimacy alive

Do keep your intimate life alive, and in this age of modern communications, you have a lot of options. I’m talking about keeping the sexy going, AND the importance of intimate conversations to stay close.

Purchase a hands-free phone. Why? You can speak as you go about your daily chores such as laundry so that you feel you are in each other’s daily lives without it hindering the jobs you need to get done.

For an illustrated look, see this infographic produced by Can’t We Just Get Along Counselling.

[INFOGRAPHIC] How to Make a Long Distance Relationship Work

Long Distance Relationships


Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? If so, what made it successful? Please share in the comments below.




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