I bought this book as my partner and I are anticipating being long distance very soon (for at least 3 months to start, after that, much longer). I anticipated more concrete strategies for ways to make this work and for different types of relationships. I found that this book offered more 'case study' type advice, which is great for some, but not really what I was looking for. Understanding that of course trust and communication are essential in any relationship (esp. LDR's) this book gave basic advice and focused a lot on couples that were far enough away that they couldn't see each other everyday, but close enough that weekend trips were possible. I was looking for more advice on working with time differences (we are about to go into a 8 time zone difference, with a 10 hr flight to see each other) and what the adjustment is like when you do see each other for the first time. While the stories offered some variety in scenario about how it could play out, after a couple chapters of "we decided it just wasn't for us" or "he missed me so much he proposed at the airport", I realized this just wasn't the book for me. I can go to my friends and colleagues who have gone long distance for anecdotal stories such as these.