Celebs Give Their Best Advice on How to Survive a Long-Distance Relationship
DO EVERYTHING TOGETHER ... OVER FACETIME
"There might be hundreds or even thousands of miles between you two, but you can still share moments," advised Khloé Kardashian, sharing her own tips from when she and boyfriend Tristan Thompson were dating long-distance. "Watch your favorite TV show over FaceTime or do something productive, like go for a run or organize your closets together."
.... SERIOUSLY, FACETIME IS IMPORTANT
Though Kevin Wendt and Ashley Iaconetti, who met on The Bachelor Winter Games, are based in Canada and Los Angeles, respectively, the two say they bridge the distance by “a lot of FaceTime” and phone calls.
“I’m a caller,” Wendt told PEOPLE, to which Iaconetti added, “He will call to be like, ‘What’s your location?’ I’m like, ‘Just text me that.'”
PUT INTIMACY FIRST
Kendra Wilkinson Baskett recently opened up to E! News about putting sex first over arguments when dealing with a long-distance situation — which is currently her reality with husband Hank.
“The other day … Hank and I were getting into a little bit of a fight. And I knew I had to go — I had to catch my flight back," the reality star shared. "I’m like, ‘Hank, can we just have sex please?’ Like in the middle of a fight. I’m like,’ I just need it! As much as I want to fight with you right now, I think I need sex more.’ ”
ALWAYS STAY CONNECTED
“Any long distance relationship is not easy, but we have an amazing FaceTime relationship – we sit on FaceTime a lot throughout the day,” country crooner Lindsay Ell told PEOPLE about how she and boyfriend Bobby Bones keep the spark in their relationship while being several hundred miles apart.
BE HONEST ABOUT EVERYTHING
For Vanessa Hudgens and boyfriend Austin Butler, communication is understandably key. "I think that if anything's bothering you, don't hold it in," Hudgens told PEOPLE. "Always bring it up and just talk about it. Uncensor yourself and just be open."
CONSIDER A SEXY APPROACH
Julianne Hough and fiancé Brooks Laich turn to phone sex sessions whenever they're apart — but the dancing pro admits she's not a pro at this. "I'm really bad at it ... I'll get halfway through and start laughing," Hough revealed. "It's an art. I applaud people who are good at it. They need to come and help me keep a straight face!"
Long-distance dating paid off for Troian Bellisario and now-husband Patrick J. Adams — the longtime pair tied the knot in December 2016. "Patrick and I always have different adventures planned," the Pretty Little Liars star previously said of her long-distance relationship. "A lot of air miles ... You make it work!"
LAY OFF THE TEXTING
When it comes to making his relationship with Keleigh Sperry work whenever they're apart, Miles Teller relies on texting less. "The problem with people texting all the time is that if you're texting somebody everything you're doing throughout the day, there's no catch up," Teller told ELLE. "It removes the recap. I think that's important."
WRITE EACH OTHER LOVE LETTERS
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban keep it old school whenever they're away from each other. "For every single night he's away he leaves me a love letter," Kidman told InStyle. "Every single night of our relationship."
KEEP IT SILLY
"We talk a lot, we text a lot, we send each other photos of our toes — dumb stuff," Claire Danes revealed of her dynamic with husband Hugh Dancy. "I think it's dangerous when you go into reporting mode, when you just kind of list things you've done that day." She continued: "Sometimes you just kind of have to act as if you were with each other and not say anything terribly significant."
STAY SOMEWHAT NEAR EACH OTHER
"Never date somebody who doesn't live in your country," Amanda Seyfried advised. "It's heartbreaking and confusing and makes you go a little nuts."