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I think it all depends on how much you both address and accept reality versus romantic dreams.
Off-topic side note: LDR is also an acronym for a particular kind of radiation therapy treatment that's done in my field. When I saw people using that acronym in this thread, I thought for a split-second that's what everyone was talking about for some reason. :)
The challenge here in the Midwest (I live 2 hours from Chicago on Lake Michigan) is that most everyone I have met wants to date someone who lives no more than 15 minutes away and that more than 25 miles is an LDR. There then seems to be a common perception that LDR's are "too much work or too difficult."
What are your opinions?
What if a really young person like me was in a long distance relationship. I see the need to meet in person sooner but what if it isn't possible yet because of things like expenses and college and all that. What do you think?
I've done a long distance relationship before - twice, and once with a Catholic Match guy. Part of the reason we didn't work out is because he (and after I thought about it a while, I admit its part of my concerns too) needs to be actually near the person he's with. When you're in a relationship, and you're big on the physical touch (one of the 5 Love Languages) and you've had a bad day and just want a hug from your significant other, LDR are incredibly difficult. I'm big on Quality Time and Words of Affirmation, with Physical Touch ranked as my third - so, in other words, I do alright with getting quality conversation, and uplifting words (including when some of my ex-boyfriends help bring me closer to God by reminding me of a Scripture passage!) with someone I'm in a relationship with. It was how I survived a year and half long distance at one point.
I think LDR's work - though I acknowledge there are a lot of challenges with them. It's about you - and the person you are in the relationship with - that matters the most.