It is often said that absence of a person makes the heart grow fonder towards him/her. Probably, this is why lovers who are apart spend most of their time thinking about each other. The reasons behind long distance relationships could be many. Sometimes a partner may be expected to be away for a long time due to work assignments or has shifted to some other place due to family commitments.
Although provisions like the internet, cell phone, email and chat rooms have been helping in bridging gaps in long distance relationships, but still it is hard to hold your long distance lover and your sanity. You can see it as a learning journey or a test for both of you. There is a famous Chinese saying, “Real gold is not afraid of the test of fire.”
If you look at in a positive way, people who see each other quite often, tend to take the other person for granted. Physical intimacy tends to dominate the emotional part in a relationship. Too much of a close relationship can create boredom in a relationship specifically and the sexual spark in a relationship might die down. Whereas, each time people in a long distance relationship meet each other, there's a special kind of feeling.