Dr. Beth, I am in a relationship with someone I love a great deal.  We are both motivated people who want to have professional careers. We have been attending the same college, are living together, and both of us are very committed to the relationship. The problem is that my boyfriend has been accepted into graduate school in one state and I am applying for graduate schools in other states that are more appropriate for getting the training I need for my profession.  This means we are very likely going to be living in different states and having a long distance relationship, possibly for at least a couple of years.  I’m wondering if a long-distance relationship can survive and stay healthy.