The Rules: How to Have a Lasting Long-Distance Relationship

Dating is hard. Doing it across state lines is harder! Follow these rules to keep it together even when you're apart (12 Photos)

Josey Miller on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:52AM

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The Rules: How to Have a Lasting Long-Distance Relationship

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Don't Keep Secrets

Honesty is paramount to any relationship, but especially one that’s maintained from different cities, states, even countries. It’s crucial to be forthcoming -- especially about your own insecurities. As a matter of fact, revealing what makes you anxious can lead to improvements in the relationship, as well as a greater level of sensitivity from your partner. “Call when you get home from a night out, and tell your significant other, ‘I really wish you were here,’” adds Caroline Tiger, author of The Long-Distance Relationship Guide. Avoid constantly talking about one person your faraway mate may see as a romantic threat. “And don't kid yourself,” says Tiger. “Spending all of your time with one person can easily lead to temptation, so make sure you hang out with lots of people.”

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