One of the myths around long distance relationships is that they are always or more likely to fail than other kinds of relationships. However, there is no real evidence that actually supports this. Of course, not all long distance relationships will survive, but they are not any more likely to end in the demise than another kind of relationship. Still, long distance couples have to make an effort when they want the relationship to last. The biggest factor in a long distance relationship that will set couples up for success is communication.