I haven't personally seen or experienced a long distance relationship that worked out. However, my sister has. In fact one of her friend's parents were in a long distance relationship for many years and they ended up marrying each other. One of her friend's is currently in a long distance relationship. I believe they've been together for a while now and are thinking about marriage. I think she might've said that one of our uncles was in a long distance relationship and married our aunt, but I don't remember. If that's true, then it's an uncle that I pretty much never see.
Anyway, after reading the original post, I thought I'd share something. I currently have four simple rules of life:
- Never whine, only take action
- Never take any irreversible course of action without thinking of, and accepting, the consequences
- Never do anything you'll regret
- Do what you like without being afraid of judgment
Rule number 3 has more wiggle room than you may initially think. There's the first obvious interpretation which is as you see it: don't do anything you will regret in the future. And then there's the other interpretation, which is if you do something that's not 100% agreeable, don't dwell on it, but take as many lessons as you can from it.
This may sound very insensitive, but I would also like to point out the BIGGER picture. In the end, things tend to work out. While it may suck that you're not with the girl that you have great feelings for right now, there are many opportunities still available. Another girl will come along who is just as good, or quite possibly even better. That's just always how it works. Earlier you realize this, faster you can move on.