Knowing how to make a long distance relationship work can be tricky. Here are our best long distance relationship tips–and links to extra resources. Long Distance Relationship Tips #1: Use this time to get to know your partner well The biggest benefit of being in a LDR is that it forces you to communicate. You may never again in the course of your relationship have this much focused time and energy to spend communicating with your partner. Make the most of it. If you get to know them deeply and well, that will pay off big-time in the long run.