Bear with me through this, and if readers could please treat this post with respect, it’s very personal.
Long-disance love is very possible. I believe this to my very core. my parents met at a summer program when my mother was 16. the next 4 years of their relationship were long-distance, seeing each other one or two weekends a month during he school year and spending summers together, and they have been together ever since. it’s part of why i myself am so idealistic when it comes to love. I’ve seen how it can be pretty damn close to perfect, so i look for it/expect it for myself as well.
that being said, long-distance was difficult, and they were only a few hours apart. still, it gives me faith that real love could stand, however likely with more difficulty, a larger distance.
but as i said before, i tend to be quite idealistic about love.