NC3athlete saidI know of several couples (gay and straight) who have very successful relationships that started out as LDRs. The key is that there 1) has to be honest and open communication throughout; and 2) there has to be an agreed-to end-point to the long-distance part of the relationship. The third (and most important) criterion, in my book, is the desire for it to work. If it's up to one person to "carry" the relationship, then it is pretty much doomed.
Oh, and you have to see each other as much as possible, ideally splitting time as evenly as you can between each person's residence. It's important to see how your guy operates not only in his environment, but that he sees how you operate in yours. If you go to him all the time, you only see a one-sided perspective.
This is really good advice. Ive tried it before and I think, not really sure at all though, that it failed because he lost interest, aka point 3. Being in that spot deffffinitely sucks lol.
I learned that with long distance comes a some obvious hurdles, like actually being able to make the time to travel and communicate on a relationship level, handling the financial aspect of flying (if necessary) or driving, and just being a good boyfriend all together is difficult when you can't be around each other aside from the predetermined visits.
If you are to get into one, those three points NC3athlete made are the keys. Only thing I can say about the "agreed end of long distance point" he mentioned is that, that aspect is not something either person can really commit to when it starts. Its something you have to feel out and decide together when you feel it is the right time. Moving somewhere new contains a huge amount of consideration, only made more difficult to decide when doing it for a potential