It's not always easy being in a relationship, let alone a long distance relationship. Being in a long distance relationship for the past two years, I'm constantly trying to find ways to look at the glass half full, to convince myself that I'm standing on the greener side of the fence, and to always see the brighter side of things. I recently found Esther Perel, a relationship therapist, and I find her way of analyzing relationships a breath of fresh air. Watch her video on the secret to desire in a long term relationship. I also just started reading her book, Mating in Captivity.