To answer MBG`s question :
Long distance is anytime you cannot just hop in a car, and be where your loved one is. It`s when it takes genuine planning to see them.
Couple of hours or so, isn`t really long distance to me. Just a pain in the ass.
As for all the big 'hooplah' over LDR`s,..
*shrug*,..with all the problems I see around me, it seems but a luxury problem to me. I am a lucky girl, to pay such a small price, to have such a fantastic relationship with someone. So when others bemoan, I just smile and nod.