Okay, so a few months ago I was talking to someone who's in a very committed relationship, but she had just turned 18 whereas her partner had turned 18 months before that, this wasn't the problem however. This person I was talking to was feeling a tug in the relationship and not a good tug because they hadn't really spent that much time together seeing that her partner was off being an adult when she hadn't quite gotten to where her partner was.
What I did to help her, was I started talking about my situation at that time. My situation, of course, was more complicated than hers was, but through me talking non-stop about my situation for a few days straight, she was able to figure out what she needed to do with her relationship.
She told me she admired my dedication to my guy and if I could be that dedicated to him although I hadn't seen him that she could get past the slight road bump in her relationship.
I wasn't and still am not completely sure how my situation helped with hers, since it was the same only in principal, but I'm glad that it helped her out and I'm happy to say that they are stronger than ever from what I hear.