In the twenty-first century, many couples include two career-minded, driven individuals. If your goals are pulling you in different directions, eventually one person is going to have to sacrifice for the other, or the relationship will end. If you're working towards a creative writing MFA in New York or you're grinding out that prestigious tech internship in Silicon Valley, are you really going to leave your network and connections to be with your partner once you've finished this leg of the journey? Are they eventually going to leave their job and their friends to be with you? Long distance relationships involve a lot of little sacrifices of your time and money over time. Before you commit thousands of dollars and all of your frequent flyer miles to a relationship, it might be a good idea to make sure that you're both seeing the same end game.