Relationships are not easy. They require love and endless effort to work. A long-distance relationship is a term that scares most of the people. It is generally believed that staying apart and still trying to keep the love intact is not possible. But that is not true. If you actually love your partner and want to make things work, a long-distance relationship is not a big deal for you. These days, people are lacking the passion to keep a single relationship going. If you are not one of them and are ready to invest emotionally or engage in a long-distance relationship, here are certain golden rules that can help you keep the trust, respect, and affection intact. Also Read - Neha Dhupia Gets Trolled For Defending a Girl Cheating in Relationship, #FakeFeminist Trends on Twitter

Communicate frequently

Communication is the key to success in any relationship. Its absence can make things complicated and can give enough space for misunderstandings and resentments. You must have heard a common saying, ‘It is not the distance that keeps people apart but lack of communication’. It is almost impossible to be on the same page while you are not conversing at all. Communicating less can also make you actually feel that you are emotionally far away from your beloved. So, your priority should be to keep having conversations at least on-call while you are in a long-distance relationship. You can take advantage of visual technologies like Skype and FaceTime to spice things up. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 Contestant Himanshi Khurana Makes Her Relationship Official With Asim Riaz, Says, 'We Are Dating'

Do not hide things

It is extremely important to be open about everything in a relationship. This helps in building trust and making the love stronger. You must set a ground rule of not lying or hiding anything from your partner. This can prevent any problem in your relationship. Also Read - Paras Chhabra Opens up About His Relationship And Life After Bigg Boss 13 | Check Viral Video

Don’t forget to send texts

It is essential to let your partner know that he/she is important for you. To do that, you just need to do a few little things like sending “good morning” and “good night” texts, sharing important happening of the day, and sending audio or video clips. Additionally, sexting can be of good help. When you are not living together, physical intimacy is missing and you may feel a lack of connection. A few gestures like hugging, kissing, holding hands, etc. fulfill the emotional needs of a human being. So, in a long-distance relationship, you can keep the intimacy alive by talking dirty.