Depends on what you broke up over. If it was for another person, especially a cheating situation, its very hard to overcome the trust issue. Many other reasons can leave the relation-ship open for rekindling. Get all the old issues out in the open, resentment, grievances, hurt feelings, and then move forward. Long distant relationships are very hard because you have so much more to compete with when your not there for a hug, eye contact or just plain companionship. Good luck. p.s. why not keep it an open relationship that you can still date other people where you live and see each other as often as possible. That works too and your not limiting yourself if someone else comes along that has was it takes.