can a relationship last without even seeing each other?

Philippines
June 4, 2008 8:04am CST
if you are in this kind of relationship will you last? one year of a realtionship without seeing each other but has a constant communication? is this possible for you? wont you have doubts to your partner?
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13 responses
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
5 Jun 08
If you're asking if something like this is possible, sure it is. Is it easy? HECK NO! I can say this because I've been part of something like this. Over four years ago, I met a wonderful man online. For a year we chatted over the internet and talked on the phone. It wasn't long after we talked that we found out something beautiful: we were falling in love. Life continued and he and I lost contact. But, it was almost a year ago we got back together. Someone we both know pointed out that he just wanted me for the physical needs. How could that be when he fell in love with me without knowing what I looked like? Fell in love with me without knowing the physical trappings of what our bodies could offer? It's easy. Our love was and still is very genuine. Now...doubts? That's such a delicate question. There were no doubts then, but after we were both weak that would give us both every reason to be suspcious whenever time has lasped between our last conversation. However, love isn't blind, it's patient and it's...built on faith.
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
27 Jun 08
Aw, thanks for the "best response" award! It turned out to be a wonderful ending to my special day: my birthday!
• Philippines
27 Jun 08
wow..hehe well then happy birthday and this is my gift to you..^_^
@julyteen (13256)
• Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
22 Jun 08
i am not the type of person who easily give up. i always fight for what i feel and for the relationship to last. distance for me maybe a big challenge to face but i won't give up on it. if i love the person, it means i could do anything for them. even if it means sacrificing my happiness.and they have my trust. so even if we are far from each other, i do trust them. now, it is their burden to break that trust i gave them.
@salonga (23676)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
If would depend on how much you really love each other and how strong could you resist temptation. The factors needed to really make it last are lots of love + strong commitment to each other + constant communication + faithfulness to each other + complete trust to each other + strong resistance to temptation + high respect and regard to each other.
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
hi kaezy_kulet... based on facts before...i think this kind of long distance relationship is hard but possible...so if i would rate this on a percentage scale i would say 30%success 70%failure its upto the person for it to succeed... SMILE ALWAYS...^_^
@emma412 (1156)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I think this is a question answered differently by every couple. Some couples can make it work and others cannot. I had a long distance relationship while I was in college. We would see each other about every month. Sometimes the time was longer and sometimes it was shorter. It didn't work for us and he ended up being unfaihful to me. I am married now and my husband is in the military. We go bouts without seeing each other and are currently in the middle of a seven month deployment. It's really hard but I know we care and love each other. I do trust him though and think we can make our relationship work despite not seeing each other for months on end.
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
Oh my! if it's me I don't think I can stand that kind of relationship. It will be too hard for me. BEcause Im the type of person who wants to see my love one always. Hug him, kiss him etc. But maybe I can handle that if some people do why not me. I don't even know if I will doubt him but if ever I heard something not nice I'll sure do but if I don't then definitely my trust for him will never change.
@agihcam (1916)
• Philippines
5 Jun 08
This discussion touch my heart.It so happen that I've away from my wife for a period of six months and you are saying here for one year.WOW,within six months I've been away from my wife,there were lots of temptations happen on my part,and so I did committed cheating with my wife.I guess it is depend on the environment where I was,so happen that I've been together with lots of girls and yet did not get away with the temptations,though there were counter measures I have done just to make myself as straight as possible,but then I failed.However,such experienced makes our relationship more happy right now.Thanks for refreshing my previous mistake.
@leafgxu (475)
• China
4 Jun 08
If someone has a communication every week, I think the relationship can last without seeing each other. I have a friend and we live in different cities. We often send a message or have a call one or two weeks. Our relationship has last about four year and will be continue.
• China
4 Jun 08
You mean friend hen? My answer is definitly yes. My best friend left to another city six years ago.During the six years, we have been in two cities far away and we can only meet in summer and winter holidays. We've kept frequent communication.We are still good friends till now:)
• China
4 Jun 08
my experience is similar to yours.It's 2000 km from our city to my girlfriend's,so I have not saw her for 3 mouths.honestly,I have doubt to my girl.
@Erratic (724)
• Australia
4 Jun 08
My girlfriend who I had lived with for 8 years and I split up asbout 2 months ago. SHe is now living quite a distance from here but we stay in touch by phone and email. The first couple of weeks were really tough. She has visited me twice since the break up, she stayed here for a few days each time and we are still very much in love. From the look of things we will probably get back together but we still have a couple of "issues" to sort out. I think if I didn't see her for a year I would still feeel the same and I don't think she would cheat.
@ebsharer (5519)
• United States
4 Jun 08
A relatioinship where you don't see each other is very hard. I know I am in one. I do see my husband more then once a year. We see each other once a week, but even that is hard. It has put a strain on our relationship. I know that it will all be okay, but it is hard to go through daily things not having him by my side.
@cutie143 (215)
• Philippines
4 Jun 08
well it would mainly depend on how u treat each other without constant communication. because there are some people hu cant stand that kind of relationship that's why they dont last. but if both parties are trusting each other and communication's nothing for them, then, i thnk its okay.