"But we live too far away!"
1) Not everybody needs a constant form of contact
It is important to remember that not everybody is like you. This goes for a lot of issues in life but should definitely be remembered during a long distant relationship. Some people simply prefer more space than others! This is the kind of thing that should be discussed at the beginning of the relationship, just so that you know exactly how the long distant relationship is going to be before you get into one. Otherwise, arguments might start happening if one of you start imagining that texts are lacking and that something could be wrong (when it really isn't). Try to learn your other half's contact habits as soon as possible so you can get into some form of pattern; perhaps a phone call a night or a daily evening skype call. Maybe you are both pretty much addicted to your iPhones and several texts throughout the day don't seem like a problem to either of you.
2) It is difficult, but it is also possible
All relationships involve hard work. Some will involve a lot more than others for different reasons. Long distant relationships aren't the most easiest choice to choose from but if they weren't worth it then people wouldn't bother being in them. Most people I have known to be in a long distant relationship have said that they are a whole lot more fulfilling than your 'average'. This is probably because the hard work gets equalled out with the results every single time. The countless number of days you spent wishing you were with someone all becomes worthwhile when you spend a weekend together. You also truly appreciate the other person a whole lot more than you would have if you saw them everyday as every hour is truly cherished.
3) Your relationship shouldn't be compared with others
Chances are if you find yourself in a long distant relationship, people around you are getting into relationships too. Their relationships however may be a little different because the majority of them may not be long distant. But that is completely irrelevant and you need to learn that as soon as possible. If you feel yourself constantly saying goodbye to your best friend as she meets up with her boyfriend after seeing you, or coming home to your sibling sat on the sofa with their other half, that does not make your relationship less worthy than theirs. The amount of time your spend with your partner doesn't mean anything; it's all about the time that you do. Never compare yourself to others. (That goes without saying for a lot of other things too!) Just enjoy what you have got going because nobody knows what is going on behind closed doors in our relationships. If you are happy when you are together, then your relationship is worth every effort.
4) You will need to become a whole lot more organised
You will become pro at organising future events and upcoming plans. That's mainly because you have to. If you would like to make the most of the time you have with your partner then you will need to make sure you do as many things as you can when you are with them. Organise fun trips and dates for you both to occupy your valuable time with. Organising is never really that fun but the things you organise will be so enjoyable when you're doing it. If you don't have a lot of money to arrange events, you will still probably need to have the next couple of dates organised for meeting up together!
5) Making excuses will happen
Anyone can be in a long distant relationship if they feel like it is making them happy. Just because you are at a certain age or don't have a lot of money, that does not mean you can't be in a long distant relationship. "But we live too far away! But my parents don't allow me to have a long distant relationship!
"But my parents don't allow me to have a long distant relationship!"
Stop making excuses and start focusing on the more important things; how are you going to get hold of more money and how can you allow more time in-between work and college, etc. Forget the reasons why you can't, and start finding out how you can.
I really hope these helped for you guys! I wish you the best of luck in your relationships because, in my opinion, long distant love is the strongest and best type.
Love and hugs,