I saw you talking about your past long distance relationship with Suitcase before, about how the distance thing didn't bother you that much, and I just wanted to say thank you! People always talk about how hard and painful it is to be in an LDR and I thought I was just crazy for not feeling that way. Maybe I just live on the internet too much though haha.
Veronica: YEAH MAN I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND IT!! I guess I’m not a wildly physical person? I know some people can’t stomach not being physical with their partner for long periods of time, but that’s not really me! Living on the internet definitely helped with that, haha. I have so many internet friends and the relationships feel just as strong as IRL friends, there’s really no difference for me, especially because a lot of my internet friends eventually became IRL friends. Communication is the most important thing for me, and I get enough of it through typing!
Cuddling is really awesome and all, but I fare pretty well just talking to Souppy on AIM and texting and stuff, there’s so many choices you have when it comes to keeping in touch with a long-distance partner these days, it’s not like people have to wait months for letters like in the GOOD OL’ DAYS :-[
Souppy and I used to TALK ALL THE TIME on the internet, any chance we’d get! Any time we weren’t at school, we were chatting on AIM, which I was fine with because I didn’t care about being social IRL, but I can see that being pretty draining for other couples. I DUNNO!! DIFFERENT STROKES!!
Oliver: Yeah, absolutely. Back in the day I would have killed for a phone in my pocket that I could use to call or text or video chat with Veronica at any time I wanted, and yet that’s what we all have now! I think if your relationship is built on a close personal friendship, such that you can talk endlessly and excitedly to your partner about everything, a long distance relationship is manageable. We did it for the 9 months I waited on my visa, we could feasibly do it again.
But I don’t want to.