All long distance relationships are created equal. Sometimes, saving a long distance relationship is worth the effort. Other times it is not. You’ll have to decide for yourself if you’re going to invest the time and energy necessary to save your long distance love or if it is time to move on to something a little closer to home.

These relationships can be enormous. In many ways they force couples to communicate more than they could if they lived in the same house and share all meals together.

Because distance relationships take a lot of work and effort on the part of those involved, they are sometimes stronger than other relationships that have many miles under them.

When these relationships are in trouble there are some questions that should be asked before deciding to save a long distance relationship or to make serious changes.

1) Is it a virtual relationship or a flesh and blood relationship? Have you had an actual face to face experience with the person you have been sharing all these moments online or on the phone with? If you’ve never met in person through out the duration of  the relationship, then this is a sign that all is not right.

2) Have you ever had a close relationship? People travel for business all the time and and couples in normal local dating may suddenly find themselves having to adapt to life being separated by many miles. It can be taxing on relationship and maintaining a long distance relationship of this nature could require a person to make the decision to move.

3) What is the depth of the relationship? There are varying degrees of love. If your relationship is having problems, but “out of sight” means “out of mind” most often it is probably time to move on. If the absence makes your heart grow fonder, despite the challenge of miles between you it’s probably worth working to save the relationship (if the other party feels the same).