For college relationships, summer is the hardest time. Whether you live in the same town or are 700 miles apart. You want to jump over that summer hurdle, but really it will be what brings you closer together. Use these 12 tips to help you and your significant other get through the heat and distance of summer.

1. Facetime

If you don't have apple products invest in them. Facetime with your significant other is a great way to stay together

2. Plan a trip

If it isn't to visit each other in their hometown plan a trip to somewhere where you both have wanted to go and meet each other there

3. Good morning texts

Commit to always texting your significant other when you wake up and before you go to bed it shows that no matter what is going on in y'alls lives you are thinking about each other at the beginning and at the end of a day

4. Movie dates

Crank up a movie on Netflix, pop some pop-corn and open up facetime, it will be like you are actually together

5. Don't let time get in your way

Summer is a busy time for people with travel, school, and work, make an effort to commit to a time to talk to each other and vocalize when you are busy, so the other person doesn't feel like you have forgotten about them

6. Commit to watching a show together

Pick a new show that just came out or a show that both interests you, if you want an episode every week apart it will give you something to talk about when you're together

7. Delivery

a.If you're significant other is having a bad day find a delivery place near them to surprise them with something nice without you having to be there. Or save those tips to build your significant other a care package for the halfway point

8. Let your significant other know how grateful you are

Sending those I love you because…. Or I am grateful for you because... texts will just make your relationship stronger

9. Communication is key

Don't let the little things get in the way of the bigger picture. Don't not answer your phone during a fight. Communicate your feelings as miscommunication almost always happens over the phone

10. Understand the distance is OK

You can make it through if you try, just don't give up on each other. Being 700 miles away from each other is just 700 miles connecting you two together.

11. Counting down the days

Share a countdown until the next time you see each other

12. Be faithful and respectful

Don't give up on each other, if you really love each other you can make it work and just tell each other how you're feeling.

Summer is just three months. Three months that if you really believe in your relationship you can make it work. Don't worry and everything will be ok. You guys can do it.