Pete Wentz’s ex was spotted cranking on the PDA with new boyfriend Vincent Piazza during a brunch date in the Big Apple on Sunday. Ashlee Simpson was visiting Piazza in New York a month after he had visited her in LA. An insider told UsMagazine.com, “Vincent’s a chill guy, very artsy, the quiet type. He likes her.”

How do you overcome the struggles that come with a long-distance relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Trust: Spending time apart can present itself as a challenge for a couple’s commitment. This means that you and your partner both need to trust each other in order for the relationship to survive.  If either one of you gets paranoid, there’s going to be trouble.  But if your trust can tolerate the long distance, it’ll make your relationship grow stronger.

2. Communicate: Fortunately, contemporary media enables us to overcome geographical barriers. So, being physically apart does not mean you can’t still interact on a daily basis. It’s important to frequently keep each other in the loop.

3. Be romantic: Ironically, it’s likely that your distance has brought you closer. Not being able to see each other every day will hopefully teach you to appreciate each other’s presence. So when you do have a chance to reunite, take advantage of it and express your love for each other.

How can you handle the time apart from your partner?  Share your ideas!