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Losing Touch

Losing Touch

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How do you maintain a long distance relationship? I mean the short-distance ones are hard. I want to somehow help someone who's going through a really hard time but at the same time, I don't want to be a pain in the arse. And the line between the two is so damn thin.

I wish there was a honkin' big book, with directions. "When your LDF is feeling blue, the best thing to do is send an e-card!" Not everyone likes those. Some think they're a pain in the butt. Other people think they're the greatest.

Is this really a friendship? Sometimes friendships through the internet seem to be like the biblical parable of the seeds sown on stony ground. They spring up fast, but they don't stay. They don't survive. And yet I can't say that face to face friendships have done all that well. I don't know. Maybe I don't know how to maintain them.

I feel lucky to have so many friends in TEUNC. I don't always feel that I make that deep connection with all of them but I always learn something. I come away with things that I didn't have before.

Anyway..my friend, I'm thinking about you. Take care of yourself today. I worry about you.
  • In large part, I think it has a lot to do with both people involved in a long distance relationship. There needs to be that "click," and that click CAN happen online. And they can be just as strong as with those who's house you can wander down to, still wearing your slippers, for tea.

    Thinking about it, the number of people that I have a very close friendship with online is surprising when you take into account just how long we've been friends. 8 and 9 years, for a lot of them. Met a few in person at last, and like with my Teri/Terri's, it was like we'd lived next door all this time and it was just another day together (once we got past the girly squees and such). Comfortable, easy, and right.

    \Me babble.
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