I Will Never Let The Long Distance Come Between Us

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By Louis Scarantino

I want you to be mine... even though we’re long-distance. I don’t regret choosing you, and I never will. You are my girlfriend, and that will never change.

When I fell in love with you, I thought I knew what I was getting myself into, but our reality is far more complicated than my expectations were.

I thought being apart from you wouldn’t be hard, but I was wrong.

Having a long-distance relationship isn’t easy for me right now, but maybe, as we grow and change, it will become easier.

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Right now, you live across the country from me. I could hop on a plane and fly from the Atlantic to the Pacific or drive for a few days from the East to the West to see you.

Not being able to see your face every day breaks my heart, but I know we are strong enough to weather the storm.

It’s not easy being in a long-distance relationship with you. I’m not exactly a wealthy man. If I were, I’d travel every month to see you.

But until life brings us closer together in the world, I may only see you twice a year, at the most. So, until we see each other again, we must love each other like we’ve never been apart.

I can’t resist texting you every day, even every few hours, because written words are our most powerful lifeline.

We show our love through our communication — the sweet messages that always bring us closer together.

I wish I could speak to you, hold your hand, and kiss away your bad days, but I wouldn’t trade in what we have.

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Some people say that I’m too needy, and maybe it’s true.

Before I fell in love with you, my need for love and attention cost me more relationships than I can count. But now, I know that you’re all I need, which is why I will never stop sending you loving, flirtatious words.

I message you every day so you know I’m thinking about you, and I care about us.

You may be far away from me, and right now, I may not see you every day. But I will always love being the best boyfriend I can, because you’re an incredible woman, and you deserve all my love.

I will love you by treating my body and my mind with respect, so I can be here for you.

I will love you by showing my pride when you achieve your goals and follow your dreams.

I will love you by supporting you through your hardest days. I know you’ll always do the same for me.

I will love you forever.

Our love will feel easier as time goes on. I’m committed to you, and I know you’re committed to me.

Although people may judge us for our long-distance love, we know that our love will thrive beyond the doubts.

We’re two lovers, an ocean apart, ready to take on the world together, no matter what life throws our way.

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Louis Scarantino is a motivational speaker, writer, and author of two books entitled “Finding Love on the Spectrum: An ASD Guide to Dating" and “Autism: The Unstoppable Achiever.” He's spoken on or has been featured on CBS, ABC, FOX, NBC, The Mighty, USA Today, and others.

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This article was originally published at Unwritten. Reprinted with permission from the author.