If you're hovering on the edge of a long distance relationship, you've probably learned that everybody has an opinion on it. Your recently dumped brother is telling you not to give up on your chance to be with The One. Your beer-pong partner is telling you to ditch her and devote yourself to a regimen of bars and one night stands. And we're gonna go ahead and guess that your mom has something to say about it, too.
But when you're in love, you don't really care about rules and regulations. So with a little help from sex and relationships expert Megan Fleming, Ph.D., we came up with six questions that you can ask yourself as you decide whether to hold tight or let go—plus a few tips for how to make it work if you do take the leap.