I've had LDR for about 3 years. Or more like 2-years-and-a-half. It is stressful, it is heart-wrenching, but as I always say, love is struggle. When you love a person, you're determined to go beyond or past the hurdle of hurt. My relationship actually suffered a break-up during a summer vacation, but eventually we got back together. It also really depends on the circumstance. When you notice that in real life you've got no one to look forward to, you really start to see how much value your relationship actually has, despite being long-distance. My mode of thought is this: enjoy it while it lasts, while looking forward to it lasting. Why break-up because, I dunno, it might in some remote distant future not work out? To me it makes no sense to break-up because you fear a potential or eventual break-up. You're doing what you fear out of fear of it happening? So, really, LDR is difficult, but if you like a person, stick wit' it, regardless of the proximity or medium of communication. Unless you don't really care about the person herself or himself, or are overly concerned about tactile rather than textual, visual, or verbal communication instead of appreciating the fact that they are even present in your life and their wonderful personality (that comes through regardless of the type of communication).