Imagine your partner lives in another city or even another country. You're sitting at home with a glass of wine, stewing over the photo they just posted from a party. You're imagining them drinking, laughing, flirting…and it's driving you crazy. You call and get voicemail, or maybe they answer and you hear someone laughing in the background. You have an argument and one of you ends up in tears. You're starting to wonder if it was such a great decision to agree to a long-distance relationship.
Living away from your partner, whether for a short or long period, can cause expected issues and wreak major havoc upon a previously thriving relationship.
When my husband and I first got together, we were separated by work after only six weeks together. So I know firsthand the issues that can arise, and I'd like to share my top five essentials for success in long-distance love: