Time is a huge thing.
Maca worked out of town and overtime a LOT during the early years of our marriage. Our 3 oldest children-he missed a LOT with them and it shows. Bothers him sometimes.
The youngest one he's been here day in and day out with-and she's a total daddy's girl. He loves it-but also it reminds him of what he missed with the others.
It's so easy to see in parent/child relationships-the importance of time spent, because the things you miss are so obvious as they grow up. But it's true in friendship and lovers as well. Every minute you are apart is a minute you are each growing-on your own.
I've done the LD thing-but I don't think it's functional forever.
No offense-just thinking out loud!
"Love As Thou Wilt"