To maintain a great relationship, the couple should lay down some clear expectations with each other, it is very important to establish guidelines. If both the partners are thinking for a serious future with their relationship, they should institute firm communication guidelines. Both of the people involved in the relation ship should very understand of each other. Trust plays a very important factor in any relationship, especially if it is a long distance relation ship. When you are together see to it that both of you enjoy yourselves, make sure you have enough time on your hands that you can appreciate each others presence. Also learn to maintain equal financial investment in the relationship. It is very important that neither partner bears the entire financial burden.