i survived 1.5 years of long distance relationship.
the key is communication and trust... i called whenever i could, IDD is quite cheap nowadays with VoIP and stuff.
few of my friends survived 6 yrs and 9 yrs of long distance relationship..that is extreme though.
as said..keep your mind healthy and positive.
Long distance relationships are difficult yes, more difficult that full time live in or nearby relationships. I just find it strange that some people here are ready to write them off as a complete waste of time:
Ultimately, distance makes relationships harder to grow and maintain. You have to work harder at them. Chances are Internet couples are less likely to survive, probably mainly due to the reason that there are many things you can't know about the other person having not met them before. So it's possible that someone you thought was right for you, isn't after all. But it's still entirely possible that someone you thought was right for you, is right for you.
Ultimately, the person needs to be the right person. After that, factors such as distance will come into the equation.
YMMV IMHO. Long distance relationships are difficult, that I have to agree. I've been through it so I know, good thing for me that it eventually turned out well. May factors contribute to how the relationship may end up. Factors include distance, finances, time, security and cultures.
1) Does he/she stay in a neighbouring country, 4 hrs flight away or halfway round the world?
2) Does either party have the financial capability as well as time for frequent visits?
3) Does both party feel secure about not being able date as often as others do?
4) One will need to be ready to move into a new environment and even pickup a new language, especially when it comes to marriage
The factors are kind of inter-related in some ways.
Just my few cents. =)
Last edited by Override2Zion; 12th January 2008 at 10:39 AM.
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