Longtime friends Jason Segel and Michelle Williams are the newest celebrity couple.  According to a source, “They are smitten and very serious.”  The duo was caught taking a romantic stroll after a meal at Frankie Spuntino in Brooklyn this weekend, reported UsMagazine.com.  A source says, “They seemed very relaxed.”  The day after the pair’s stroll and meal, Segal was spotted playing with Matilda, Williams’ 6-year-old daughter.  Living on different coasts makes their relationship challenging, but the source says the couple is “trying to make it work.  She hasn’t been this happy in a long time.”

How do you stay close to your long distance mate?

Cupid’s Advice:

Being in a relationship is hard enough as it is, but what about when you are in separate states, or even separate countries?  Here are some tips on how to stay as close in a long distance relationship:

 1. Skype: Skype is a lifesaver for long distance relationships.  Seeing your sweetheart’s face every day makes the distance seem much more bearable.  Even if you chat for only five minutes, talking face-to-face will keep your relationship alive better than any text message could.

2. Share photos: Send each other pictures.  Even if it’s only what you had for lunch, share your life with your partner.  Send pictures of things you would normally laugh about together, or something you tried for the first time together and are passing in the grocery store.  Keeping your partner in the know will make reuniting seamless.

3. Make countdowns: Countdowns can definitely help you through a long distance relationship.  If you have visits planned, count down to those.  Or, if you have a birthday coming up, count down to that.  The smaller and simpler the count down, the better they will make you feel, until the ultimate countdown of being able to be together for good.     

How do you stay close to your long distance partner? Share your stories below.