You know having a long distance relationship can be a chore. Especially because life finds ways to make it even more difficult to get together and enjoy each other's company than when you actually live together or close by. But sometimes a long distance relationship is the only way to keep your relationship going. Especially one that has been going on for awhile.
It's also not the first time you've been in a long-distance, long-term relationship, right? You've already been there and done that. You know that distance does make the heart grow fonder: you've had that long distance relationship when you were a freshman, remember? And now with this relationship, it just happens that you are living far from each other and getting together is just not easy. There's always been some constraints but now it's just very difficult.
You know that the attraction is there. You know the commonalities are there. You know the affection is there. But then there's also the cold reality of distance: you physically cannot meet or see each other as often as you used to. There's other ways to stay in touch, of course. You still text each other and you still chat and are there for each other as much as you used to before all those miles would get in the way. It is just going to take more work, emotionally, to remain present. Right? And you have to remember that everything happens for a reason. And you talk to yourself about it.
Because right now, that's all you can do.