Do they? Especially if there is no specific “end date” in sight, is it worth it? I have conflicting thoughts on this.
I know that once you find someone who is great, makes you happy, and just overall makes your life better you shouldn’t be so willing to let them go. How often are you going to find such an amazing person? What if I don’t find anyone just as amazing in my city, or even my state?! I think it’s hard to determine if they are worth the long-distance in the first place. Like do they have to be a certain level of amazing to be worth the hundreds or even thousands of miles of distance? You don’t want to pass up on a great opportunity. It’s too bad we can’t predict the future.
The cost! All those train, plane, and bus tickets definitely add up. It’s not like you can buy a plane ticket every week just to visit for the weekend and then go back to your boring old life without them. It’s definitely a wallet drainer, but I guess that’s better than spending it on clothes and accessories you do not need. Unless you have pretty well paying jobs and a flexible schedule the visits aren’t so easy to plan.
And how the heck do you deal with the “missing” part? I mean… seeing their texts and hearing their voice over the phone isn’t even close to being the same as having them standing right in front of you. It gets daunting having to countdown the days till the next meeting, it’s even worse when you don’t even have a next meeting planned. How do you keep sane in this waiting game?
All that being said, when you are together in person it all seems worth it. You realize how happy they make you and you forget about how hard it is when you are alone. Even thought you aren’t technically alone, they are still there for you just not physically.
Pretty much I think they work but it takes the right kind of people do it. You really have to want to make it work to be successful.