Do you believe this?
In some ways I do, but in terms of relationships, I understand it requires a certain amount of work, time, and patience to achieve what you are happy with. But how much is too much work? What's the difference between trying too hard or giving up too soon?
I'm curious because I'm about to enter a long distance relationship for at least 6 months, if not more. I'm not really looking for advice of whether or not it's going to work, but I'm wondering how people normally find a balance between knowing when to hold on, and when to let go. I know that going in, it's going to take significant changes in how we communicate, but I'm not sure how it works.
For example, what if I feel like I want to talk to him more than we actually do? In regards to the quote above, should he naturally want to talk to me just as much as I want to talk to him? To a certain extent I feel like there is no point in making demands, but at the same time, people aren't going know exactly what to do for each other all the time. (Note: this is just an example, it's not happening yet - but it's along the lines of what I fear might potentially happen).
Sorry if this thread is all over the place... I have trouble consolidating my thoughts sometimes. I'm really just looking for general opinions with specific examples - it doesn't have to relate to my long distance thing.