Long distance relationships, I can tell you from experience, are a very special brand of sweet torture. Anyone who’s ever been in one can tell you, it hurts. Is my pain worth it? Oh hell yes. Not even an issue. Of course, I do have a masochistic streak so that probably helps.
Sometimes love isn’t strong enough, sometimes it’s unequal. Sometimes it creates resentments that are permanent and sometimes trust and passion is eroded so slowly by simple neglect that you don’t notice until it’s too late, until you both come to the acute conclusion that you cannot coexist in the same world without devastating each other and so you part permanently and painfully.