do you think long distance relationships can work?

@jhl930 (3606)
United States
September 9, 2008 12:55pm CST
i heard a friend of mine talking today and he said that he didn't think that it would work out because he didn't know what it would do if he was separated from his girlfriend and they wouldn't know what each other was doing and there would be temptations...and i agree that it would be hard but i think that it could work for me if i loved that girl enough...i mean there wouldn't be any way i would break up just because we were apart for a little while...as long as i could trust her...so what do you think...do you think that long distance relationships can work? thanks for taking the time out of your day to read and review my discussion and hopefully answer it as well, i hope that you all have had a great day so far and that you continue to have a great day...thanks again for taking the time!
4 responses
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
30 Jan 09
I am in a long distance relationship right now and it is working fine, for me. Not so much for my husband though. I moved away to another province because I was a lot happier here in Alberta and since we moved to Winnipeg for a year and a half I was miserable because I missed Alberta. So I moved back and my husband stayed in Winnipeg and we are seeing each other about every 4 to 6 weeks and I like it. I like having my independance and I like doing what ever I want without having to consider his feelings. Not that I want another relationship with anyone else, just like to go out for coffee with a girlfriend or to bingo or where ever without having to consider what he is doing before I decide to go or not. So it can work if it is worked on. I don't know for how long though. Alrighty then, talk to you later my friend, Have a good mylotting day, Chris
@tootsier (47)
• Philippines
10 Sep 08
handling relationships and working it out depends on both parties, whether you're both apart or close to each other. knowing that there's much threat for the relationship to fail if distance is your concern, i think it is very crucial for both of you to put extra effort to make it work. with the use of advance technology, you can still be with each other even if you are both miles apart. chatting, emails, & even micro blogging (twitter/plurk) really helps. i believe proper communication is also one key to make things work. =)
• United States
9 Sep 08
In some ways i dont think a long distance relationship could work but then it could work. Id say it wouldnt work because to many temptaions on doing things you shouldnt but it could work if you honestly and truely loved the person and know and understand the situation on a long distance relationship.
@SaintAnne (5454)
• United States
9 Sep 08
It worked for me but only for nine months (well, eight months of it anyway). It's hard especially when you live in two different time zones and both are trying to live their own lives too. I didn't regret trying it though. But I have a close friend who has been in one for about eight years now. I think she and her boyfriend see each other every other year. I don't really know how they make it work though but they are slowly working through their plans so they can be together again. I think theirs is one of the healthiest relationships I've known about.