On average, most people in long distance relationships tend to be at least 125 miles away from each other.

They tend to visit each other less than twice a month and call each other at least once every three days.

Of course, not all long distance relationships will survive, but they are not any more likely to end in the demise than another kind of relationship.

Still, long distance couples have to make an effort when they want the relationship to last.

Not only are they a pain to maintain, but they also tend to be destined for failure in the long run. This number was more or less the same with an estimation of about 14 million in 2018.

Furthermore, of that 14 million, almost four to four and a half million of these couples are in a non-marital relationship.

This allows one to do laundry or daily treadmill runs or other chores while talking to their partner simultaneously (this is called “parallel communication” in the research world).

This can change the whole feel of a telephone call and produce much greater intimacy in the long run.

Furthermore, keeping sexual intimacy alive is just as vital.

While this may seem implausible from a long distance, there are ways work on having sexual intimacy while couples are separated such as writing erotic letters.

It is tempting to try to avoid discussing problems in the relationship when long distance couples are together for a short amount of time.