A Word From Verywell. Long-distance partners are still people. The distance tends to make them less personal to us, but by maintaining frequent and open lines of communication and by fostering trust and positive emotions, it is possible for an LDR to work, even long-term.A Word From Verywell
Do long-distance relationships really last?
Long-distance relationships can last until a couple find their way to be together or end their relationship. They can last a long time, but that doesnt make them healthy, successful, or even worth it. Some couples persevere through the long-distance relationship just to break up shortly after their reunion.
How long does a long-distance relationship usually last?
Forty percent of all long-distance relationships end in breakups, and on average those relationships last just four and a half months.