After four years, former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Fitness One driver Lewis Hamilton have decided to call it quits, according to RadarOnline.  The duo met in 2007 at the European Music Awards, but their careers have kept them apart during most of the relationship.  Scherzinger is currently a judge on the X Factor and is Hollywood-based, while Hamilton lives in Switzerland.  A source confirms the split, saying, “So for now it’s over.  They think this is what’s best.”

How do you keep distance from breaking up your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice:

There’s no doubt that being apart for extended lengths of time while you’re in a relationship is tough.  Here are some ways to make it easier:

1. Use new technology: Now you talk to your significant other face-to-face every day if you wish, whether that means using Skype or Facetime on your iPhone.  Make the distance a minor inconvenience instead of a deal breaker.

2. Consistently meet up: You can’t be a couple and literally never see each other.  Whether you travel to see your partner once a week, once a month, or every few months, it’s important to make the effort to spend real time with your partner on a consistent basis.

3. Do things together: Yes, you’re clearly not together, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do things together.  Instead of just talking on the phone, watch a TV show or movie simultaneously.  Call it a virtual date.

What are ways to keep a long distance relationship healthy? Share your ideas below.