Prioritize talking with each other It can take real effort to rearrange schedules and make time to talk, especially when things get busy or there is a time difference involved. However, if you can’t consistently make talking with your partner a priority, reconsider whether you should be in the relationship. Learn to ask good questions and listen well Communication is the bedrock of any relationship, but when you’re in an LDR, talking is often all you have. Learn to listen carefully to your partner and ask good questions – questions that make them think and help you understand them better. Don’t avoid the tough questions Especially are your relationship deepens, don’t avoid topics and questions that could lead to uncomfortable conversations. Practice asking questions that make you feel vulnerable. Be willing to be transparent. If you’re in a committed relationship you should be able to talk about everything. Learn more about how you both approach conflict Conflict is inevitable in relationships, but being in a long distance relationship makes managing conflict well even more difficult. If you want to know how to make a long distance relationship work, learn some basic conflict-management strategies and discuss them with your partner before you find yourself mid-fight.