If the two people really want it to work, I guess... but it's hard I know a couple that is still together, but he moved back into our town so now they see each other every day But for example my best friend as her bff were sich a great couple. They are currently broken up because they fight over the distance thing. Like a 7 -8 hour distance.
It totally depends on us... If we want to make it work sure it will work... and It won't work when only one of the partner's is putting effort for making it work... I'd suggest both of you discuss it with each other... ask yourself as well as your partner whether he/ she are ready for the hardship that you'll have face in this long distance relationship... long distance relationship are like climbing mountains... when you reach at the top... the view is worth the hardships...
Yeah sure. We have examples of some that are together now, and share house, and have kids... They started really rare, but i think it's growing a lot.
One negative point about that, is that we can't really find what are the (all) negative points about the other person, that's a caracteristic that helps the relationship work. It kinda compensates with the problem of not being able to touch her, because we will believe we found a very special person, one in a million, when we just aren't able to know the person fully. Can be an illusion, for some.
Buuuut, that doesn't mean it's not love. The same can happen even if we know the person personally. Example: "Ow im so disappointed with him/her, since we started sharing one single house i discover how he/she really is... and damn, im so into dumping him/her now..."
Soo... we all can live a certain degree of illusion (or not, depends of the people) But i do believe love can grow.