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"Forgive my bluntness, but don't even think about going through with a long-distance relationship unless you are both extremely devoted to one another, and willing to make sacrifices for the relationship. If this doesn't sound like you, then you should cut your losses now, and avoid a potentially heart-wrenching situation in the future."
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You really love your significant other and you care about them. But are the hours waiting for a phone call, wondering what he or she is doing, missing the person and a simple kiss and fending off admirers really worth the struggle?
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Although common, long-distance relationships prove to be difficult
Let's face it, arguments with the phone just don't work, or maybe it was over the phone, either way they don't. Besides does absence really make the heart grow fonder? Maybe jealousy or suspicion describes that not so cuddly feeling a little better. However, with long-distance dating distance relationships, that may only be the tip of the iceberg.
Many serious high school dating relationships never make the transition into college life. The distance becomes too much of a burden, people drift apart, they change and they grow up.
Now that's not to say that every high school relationship or every long-distance relationship is doomed to failure once the couple is separated. It just means that a lot of work, trust, and commitment are required. Sometimes though, it is just too much.
"Unfortunately, we [counselors] see long-distance relationships fail all the time," said Bill McManus, counselor of students and the interim chair of the psychology department. "It really is a sad thing when that happens.
"However, what has happened is that communication has been broken down," said McManus, "or one or both parties have forgotten their commitment obligations and have found other people that they would rather spend time with."
A dating relationship requires honest communication and commitment. Long-distance relationships are hindered in this.
Communication is more than just the content of a conversation, it lies in the subtleties of facial expression, body language and tone of voice. In a long-distance relationship most conversation occurs over the phone, and that inhibits half of the components of healthy communication.
Not only do conversation and communication suffer from distance, but so does growth. Although there are arguments that a long distance relationship allows individuals to grow into themselves instead of being defined by the person they date, this argument is a two-way street.