Newly-engaged “True Blood” stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer have found a way to keep their love alive, despite long distances.  The couple, who met on the set of the show, are avid users of Skype, and would use it for “three or four hours” when they first began dating, according to People magazine.  Moyer told Playboy in a recent interview that it helped them build trust in their relationship early on.

How can you make a long-distance relationship work?

Cupid’s Advice:
Some say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and this was obviously the case for Paquin and Moyer.  Long-distance relationships can not only work, but grow, as long as both parties put in the work and the extra effort for their love.

1. Keep in contact: Whether through email, Skype, or even snail mail, you need to keep in touch.  Keep each other up-to-date on the little things to tighten your bond.

2. Make the extra effort: If a card or bouquet is sweet when you are living in the same town, think how much it would mean from miles away.  Those added touches can make your partner’s day, and also keep you on their mind.

3. Don’t over-expect: No matter how much you wish it wasn’t true, you are still in a long-distance relationship.  Don’t hold unreasonable expectations for yourself or your partner in terms of visits or long catch-up sessions.  Not everyone has time for a three-hour Skype every day.