(quote) Lynn-189934 said: I think long distance relationships can work out, although, at some point, one spouse is going to have to move closer to the other. . . keep in mind: my grandparents, in 1948-49 were considered to have a long-distance relationship because he lived 22 miles from her. . . .and she didn't drive, so she couldn't even borrow a car. . . . fortunately, roller skating was popular and her friends and siblings liked to drive 15 miles south to the nearest roller rink, 8 miles from his hometown, where he was an employee. . . .
That aside. . . . during the World War II era, men and women often wrote letters. This happened in other eras, like the case of my grandparents, where the distance was enough that long distance calls just didn't happen, so a letter was sent, two or three a week. In the wars, or when men/women were in the service, letters were the main form of communication. While you can't gather all the character of a person, or your interactions in e-mail, for chemistry, I place a great deal of importance on the written word, when done honestly, as an indicator of a person's intellect, values, and character, and sometimes their personality (depending on how restrained they are in their expression) as well.
I'm embarking on one and am somewhat excited.
I completely agree, Lynn! I think long distance relationships can also help build character and trust, and they really help prove just how much you are willing stay committed. Though they are certainly difficult, they are certainly not impossible, and I am completely open to one.
Best of luck to you, Lynn, as you embark on yours!