I had always told myself I would never attempt a long distance relationship. Close friends had had long distance relationships and inevitably failed. Most people who have had one swear that they will never do another. One friend foolishly pursued two and now is twice as adamantly opposed. Success stories are the rare exception that prove the rule. Maybe one in twenty work out, at least from my limited observation.
Then I went and got myself involved in a long distance relationship.
My lady and I both recognize how stressful a long distance relationship can be on people and decided to try it anyways. Love’s a tough taskmaster. More and more lately I was thinking about how difficult it is to maintain a healthy relationship from a long distance, especially when faced with at least 8-10 months.