Category Archives for Advice

Four Tips for Having the Perfect Homecoming

My boyfriend and I have been dating for almost four years. It’s the longest relationship both one of us has ever been in, and honestly, we are still madly in love with each other. My friends often wonder how we are managing, and my answer is always the same: “We just do it.” I often don’t […]

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Five Signs That Your LDR Isn’t Worth It

The idea is scary enough. But do you know what’s scarier? Facing a sinking ship without even realizing it. It happened to me when I was in a long-distance relationship a couple of years ago. We had been together for about a year when I left to study abroad, and we spent another year apart before […]

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50 Questions Every Long-distance Couple Should Ask

Here’s a list of 50 questions for you and your significant other to ask yourselves. Some of these questions are more loaded than others, but try to answer them all. Don’t simply skip one because it seems hard—that’s the point. You also should be elaborate with your answers. Take No. 8, for instance: Do you […]

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Five Unusual Tips for Making LDRs Work

I love the stories of how couples meet, don’t you? It’s one of my favorite things to ask a new couple because no matter if they’ve been together three months or 30 years, they always light up a little when they tell it. It was most likely a totally ordinary day: They went to meet a […]

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Three Problems in Long-distance Relationships—and How to Solve Them

Let’s be honest: Long-distance relationships come with their own unique set of complications. On bad days, those problems can seem insurmountable. But they don’t have to be. Long-distance marriage problems and long-distance relationship problems are mostly solvable. I really believe that! It’s why after years of doing long distance, my husband and I ended up […]

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