Not surprisingly, the economy has played a part in long distance relationships.
However, it is particularly valuable to see the relationship for what it is and not idealize it in any way.
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.
One of the myths around long distance relationships is that they are always or more likely to fail than other kinds of relationships.