Marriage is an adjustment no matter how prepared you are. For my husband and I, the biggest adjustments came with moving in together and getting to know each other on a deeper level. We found that there were a lot of daily habits that neither of us were aware of before or that we didn't realize would affect our relationship the way they did. If you have ever read our love story (I'll wait while you go read it if you haven't), you know that Joe and I lived two blocks away from each other, so our relationship was anything but long distance and we saw each other every day. Even so, because of my educational background, career choice, and the fact that Joe and I didn't live together when we were married, I feel like I can safely say that these four things will set long distance couples (and really anyone for that matter) up for success in their marriages.