I understand where you are coming from. And to be honest, it's a sad day when people think that what you said is what a relationship for me.
From my experience, my relationship is all about love.
Me and my girlfriend have been together 5 years next Monday. And it has been far from practical. We have stayed together for one reason, we cannot
bare to be without each other. I am shortly going to ask her to marry me, but if you don't mind, I would like to go into why I feel my relationship is
as strong as it is, based on love.
When we met, my girlfriend lived 75 miles away. We met a few times over the summer after meeting online (It's not taboo anymore is it?)... and we
really hit it off. We didn't sleep together, we just hung out and what not. Eventually, we both realised we really loved each other, but if we wanted
to be together, it would take a lot of work. I was studying in London at the time, so during the week there was no way I could see her. She was
working as well, so the only time we had for each other was the weekends. So, every Friday night, I would come home, get in my car and drive all the
way to see her (She doesn't drive). I spent every last penny on petrol every weekend. We would miss each other like hell every day throughout the
week, and saying goodbye every Sunday night was absolutely horrible. We did this for 2 years. I must have spent thousands on petrol!!! But, we did it
purely out of love. I missed a lot of social events, turned down jobs, all because they would stop me from seeing my girlfriend.
2 years later, she moved 75 miles away from her family, friends and job to come live with me. She had to start fresh, and she made a massive sacrifice
to come up and stay with me. Her house was too crowded, but she still left it all behind. Now, after 3 years of living together, we still hate being
apart during the day. Once every 3 weeks we drive down to her home and see her family. It can be a pain, as social events and family events come by at
awkward times. It wasn't, and still isn't entirely practical. Yet here we are, on the verge of engagement, because our love for each other was just
Im sorry if this is all goofy, but it is what it is. And you know what, I missed loads of birthdays, booze ups, parties and so forth... And I don't
regret a dam thing.