8 Long Distance Relationship Mistakes That Can Lead To A Breakup, According To Experts

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When you and your partner live in different cities (or even countries), you might spend most of your energy trying to build a quality connection with each other across the miles. But a number of subtle mistakes that long-distance partners make might not be the ones you expect, but could be powerful enough to lead to a breakup, according to experts.

Instead of addressing issues with communication or reoccurring fights that you're having, you might write these problems off as what just comes with the territory when you're in a long-distance relationship. But it's crucial not to let issues in your relationship slide if you're planning on being reunited in person. "It may be tempting to think that although you are unsatisfied now, once you’re no longer apart, everything will be absolutely perfect in your relationship," Dr. Carissa Coulston, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert at The Eternity Rose, tells Bustle. But this is not the case. In fact, the opposite could be true instead. "In the short term, you may find it harder to make things work as you begin to learn new things about each other, settle into new patterns, and start to figure out how your relationship works when you’re up close and personal without the miles to separate you," she says.

Here are some subtle mistakes that people can make in a long-distance relationship, according to experts.