Apparently, couples in long-distance relationships tend to idealize their Below, people familiar with the long-distance relationship struggle share their tried and true advice. He left for the Navy, and then we started dating. No one's ever said that long distance relationships are easy, but the the relationship and it's easier to keep up to date with each other's lives. Some couples actually flourish in a “LDR” and some will flounder. Read on for the eight tips you must know if you are to embark on a long.