Do long distances relationships work? I've been with my boyfriend for nearly 8 months now, and I've known him for 12 years, but back in September he went to Australia on a working gap year. Although we spent weeks talking over what would happen, we both thought we were going to have the unspoken break up, where we knew because he wouldn't be around for a year, we would be remain single, and just see what happens when he comes back. If we were still in love with each other, we'd get back together. But thing is, we ARE still in love, madly and deeply, speaking to each other everyday, and he confirmed we are indeed still together. I've decided to visit him for 2 weeks next year after my uni exams but I'm scared that everything will be different between us. I'd still visit him even if we aren't together, because 12 years is a long time to just throw away a friendship between us, because some days I'm finding it easy because I'm so busy, but then others I just want to be with him and feel really down and just want his arms around me. But I just want to know if anyone else has been or is in this situation and how did/are you dealing with it?