A long-distance relationship can feel like a hell of a challenge, no matter how much you and your partner love each other. Coordinating meet-ups across cities, states, or even countries can be tedious. Combine that with the communication hurdles that can come with different schedules and time zones, and LDRs can feel like a lot to handle. But while loving across state or country lines won't always be a breeze, having a happy long-distance relationship is possible. It's going to take patience, trust, and solid commitment from the both of you.
As you embark on your LDR, it's very normal to be asking yourself questions like, "How are we going to make this relationship work if we're not physically together? What if our needs aren't met because we're not face-to-face? Is there any version of this that doesn't suck?" But know that the answers to those questions depend on you, your partner, and your joint willingness to make this whole long-distance thing work. I spoke with three relationship experts about what to keep in mind to help your long-distance relationship go the distance. For starters, take a deep breath. You've got this.