It was really hard to maintain but its better now when it was over from online to on the ground. We finally met even it wasn't really good on the phone too. Because, online and through phone its a lot of confusion. Things are derived out of context you think they mean it when they dont or otherwise. Its fumbling.
Don't even try they turn out like ****.
Such thing is nonexistent!! It's like eating doughnuts long distance ( good thing for dieting, BTW);)
You cant. It's impossible. Long term that is....
Daily emails n texting... Weekly phone calls.
Text and skype
skype and regular talk.and cards.emails....try to keep in touch always..........
so that long-distance will not be longer within you personnal relation
i did it success is100%
you don't, that's just from my experience. Unless you have ways to make regular trips to see them eventually it will lose it's novelty and you'll be slowly turned off by the lack of physical contact with that person.