Welcome to our forum.
My experience with LDR's is pretty limited. I just know that they are difficult, but if both people are committed to the relationship, I believe it can work.
Do you and your boyfriend have any long-term plans for moving somewhere closer together? Keeping in contact with someone remotely can be done, but it will never be the same as being there in person. Of course, you can visit each other in person from time to time, but not very often. I've heard it helps to communicate a lot with the remote partner: email, skype, what have you.
You might try a tag search for "LDR" or "Long-Distance Relationship" ... I'm sure the subject has been discussed on this site before.
That's about all I know, given my limited experience. I hope things get a little easier; maybe you'll even find someone to hang out with in your area?
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