The first thing that many couples do when attempting long distance is to set up a rigorous communication schedule. Suddenly, you've committed to talking on the phone every morning, texting through lunch, and setting up a Google Hangout every night. Before you lay down a rigid chatting schedule, remind yourself how often you saw each other when you were in the same city. Most couples that don't live together don't see each other every day. Even if they do, it isn't often at the same time and in the same way. You'll likely feel the impulse to maximize communication as a way to strengthen your relationship; fight this impulse. Doing what you think you're supposed to do rather than what both partners want to do is a great way to ruin a relationship.