By Josh Ringler

As the summer season winds to an end, you may begin to worry about your summer fling, and whether or not it will last. There can be many obstacles that lead to relationship problems, but if you think positively along with your partner, there is a lot the two of you can do to keep the love alive, and make the relationship work. Celebrity couples have made it through plenty of summers, and you can, too! Whether it is the long distance or the school year starting that you are afraid of, cool the fears with these pieces of relationship advice, and keep your summer flame alive through the fall!

These pieces of relationship advice will help you make your love go past Labor Day!

1. Stay in touch: A crucial piece of relationship advice is to be sure you’re good at communicating with your partner. If you want to continue the relationship, then texting, FaceTiming, and other communication channels will be on the ultimate ways to talk to each other. While the communication doesn’t need to be constant, the amount of communication the two of you have will really determine the success of the relationship after the summer ends.

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2. Talk about it: Along with communication, feelings are critical to the success of your love life. If you think things can work out, then talk about how you want them to work out and advance past Labor Day. If you let the elephant in the room grow larger, there will be less of an opportunity for things to actually work out. Considering that as the summer ends, the amount of time you and your partner have together may be reduced, you need to talk about the future sooner rather than later.

3. Plan dates: A great way to keep the two of you together is by planning dates. Whether it is a concert, a sporting event, or even a weekend reunited together, planning days to see each other is a great way to keep you in their mind and to keep the relationship at the forefront of their scheduling. Life can get crazy sometimes, but if the two of you have days set aside for together, the chances of making it work are much better!

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4. Say it, if you mean it: If you didn’t say “I love you” yet, now is really the time, as long as you truly feel it. If you are unsure of what is going to come now that Labor Day has passed, solidifying your feelings by saying you love your partner will really show the seriousness of the relationship. With that being said, make sure you mean it and want to put the effort into long distance, or a more difficult relationship. While things may have been perfect over the summer, a lot of the things you did together, like seeing each other a lot, or working together, may not happen anymore and you should take that into consideration.

How have you kept summer flings alive in the past? Any ways we missed? Let us know in the comments below!