It is easy, no physical contact; that means no touches, no hugs, no kisses and of course no sex. Also you have the needs and there are a lot of other opportunities around you, those temptations that capture your attention because your are alone and fragile having a relationship with a electronic device.
In my experience, since I arrived to Dublin, I have had a lot of troubles keeping my relationship working in the other part of the world: to start the internet sucks; sharing the internet with more than five people more is a problem, my roommates are always arguing with me because I talk and laugh loudly and also because I need to “forget” my people there (and also my boyfriend in another country).
Beside the technical failures, the continuous interaction with your roomies, family or flatmates make impossible to be alone, the privacy in this context is a luxury.
So, why continue with a long distance relationship where you have a lot of real opportunities around you?
The French writer Francois de la Rochefoucauld gave us a whole panorama about relationships:
“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire”
So, instead of thinking how hard it is to maintain your long distance relationship, you should take the odds and make it on your favor, in that way you will see if the thing that you used to call love it is true or just the fear to do not stay alone.
Paradoxically, long distance love it is matter of courageous, not of cowards