By Andrea Surujnauth

Michelle Williams and Jason Segel have decided to end their long-distance relationship. According to UsMagazine.com, Williams and Segel called it quits earlier this month. Williams, actress in Oz the Great and Powerful, lives in New York with daughter Matilda, 7, from her relationship with the late Heath Ledger. Segel, star of How I Met Your Mother, lives in Los Angeles where his CBS sitcom is filmed. In March 2012, Us Weekly broke the news about their secret relationship, and the two were always extremely hush-hush about their romance. Their sudden split is apparently due to their distance from one another.

What are some things you can do to make your long-distance relationship stronger?

Cupid’s Advice:

Long distance relationships are a real test of love. They can be very difficult and trying on a relationship. Luckily, Cupid is here with some advice on how to have a successful long-distance relationship.

1. Be on the same page: Make sure you both agree on the definition of “relationship” and identify what standards you need to uphold while away from one another. If you decide that you’re exclusive, you need to agree on not dating other people and set ground rules on what is allowed and what isn’t.

2. Bond: Try doing things together even though the two of you are apart. Watch your favorite television show while on the phone together. Make sure you chat with each other everyday; you can even talk while doing your day-to-day activities. Keep each other updated on what is new in your lives to help prevent you from growing apart despite the distance.

3. Skype: What a great invention! Skype is a program that allows you to talk, message and see one another over the Internet. You can download it on your computer or even on your smart phone. Think it can’t possibly get any better? Well, Skype is free. Seeing each other will make you feel even closer.

How do you keep your long-distance relationship strong? Share in the comments below.