Wrong. I'm in successful relationship that started as a long distance relationship. Trust me, it works. Also HB's very own goat and karlawinslow ended up tying the knot and they were international b. He was in Toronto and she was in Arizona.
They do work. It's just low percentage. It works more for adults because adults are less needy. Adults have their own lives, work, hobbies, etc.
It's even lower percentage for college students. Nigs haven't even started living life yet and want to drink it all in. So dude above me said, you start to resent each other because you want to experience all of life even if it means experiencing other people. I'm of the belief that if it's meant to be you let it go and it'll come back. It's happened to me. Just end on good terms, stay in touch, make no obligations. Control your jealousy.
you are right. long distance relationships can work if you are a grown up.
i should have clarified, because, of course, they can work. when he mentioned college though, and going to school apart from each other, i still think it's just game over. i could list example after example of this, but i'm just going to use the most recent one i have from personal experience.
my girlfriend studied abroad in Rome for a semester. 4 months. this almost doesn't even count as a long distance thing because it's such a short amount of time, literally 100 days she was gone. in that time period, every person in her class that had a significant other that they left behind, broke up. usually pretty quickly. i think the problem is that they don't really know what commitment means when it gets difficult, and they aren't prepared to stick around when the relationship gets tested. I know that Mia and I were able to stay together for 2 simple reasons. 1. I am a lot older than her, I am an actual adult. I have been through the bullshit relationships already and I am in love and committed to this one girl. 2. I don't drink. my head is on straight, every decision i make is a sober decision. i dont put myself in tempting situations, i.e. around drunk women with a girlfriend 10,000 miles away.