I did it!
My hubby and I dated for about a year long distance before I was out of school and able to move across the country. This was my second long distance relationship, the first one was a burning hell hole of misery! However, in my opinion it is the intent of the relationship that determines the experience and outcome. When I was dating my hubby, I wasn't just dating him because I liked him, we were making a commitment to each other and our future. My first long distance relationship I was with the guy because we were into each other, but there were absolutely no future plans and really there wasn't an option for a future at that point in time! I have known a lot of people in long distance relationships, and the only ones I've seen succeed (which have actually been most of them) are the ones where both people communicate a LOT, trust each other, and are dedicated to building a future with the other person. I'm sure it's totally different from person to person, but I wouldn't rule it out as an option... just make sure that you don't go into it thinking "ugh this will never work" because that alone will put you in a mindset to just doom the relationship!
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