Remember when you were in high school and all the couples would talk about how even though they were going to school 3,000 miles apart, their long-distance relationship would make it? Do you also remember not being surprised when they'd break up a few months later.
Now you're the one facing the possibility of a long-distance relationship. You've weighed the pros and cons but still can't decide if you can do it. An estimated 40 percent of long-distance relationships end in a breakup. On top of that, the average number of visits for a long distance couple is 1.5 times a month. We've all heard the saying, "Absence makes the heart grow fonder," but, sadly, this is not always the case. Sometimes distance makes people drift apart. It can act as a wake up call that your relationship isn't as strong as you thought it was or doesn't have a real future.
But in some cases, it really does strengthen the bond between you and your partner. According to a study in The Journal of Communication, reported on by The Daily Mail, couples in long-distance relationships feel more emotionally connected to their partners.
The state of your relationship and who you are as a person are the key indicators of whether or not you'll be able to make it work. "Relationships that already have a solid foundation have a greater likelihood to weather distance and time," Monica Parikh, a dating and relationships coach, tells Bustle.
If you're on the fence about whether an LDR is right for you, take a look at these signs below: