Discuss Goals: We knew that a long distance relationship was not sustainable forever and more importantly – we didn’t want to be apart that long! We made a game plan early on and decided that we needed to be in the same city. We were both open to moving so we started looking for jobs in our respective cities, as well as in the New Jersey/New York area where we both had offices.
Quality > Quantity: In order for a long distance relationship to succeed, it requires quality time over quantity of time. You don’t need to spend every waking moment together to have a successful relationship, but you should enjoy your time together, no matter how brief it is.
Prioritize Schedules: It’s important to communicate your schedules to one another. One person might be on a different time zone or work weird hours. Discuss how frequently you’d like to talk and/or times that generally work for you. Everyone’s schedule is different, but as long as you respect the other person’s wishes, you’ll be on the pathway to success.