A New York schoolteacher tells of a summer relationship with a handsome, streetwise exchange student, originally from San Francisco State University but spending a semester at NYU. They spent a wonderful summer together, and when he returned to the Bay Area they decided to pursue a long distance relationship. But although Skyping and texting helped at first, their relationship declined due to a lack of physical intimacy, coupled with the ever-present temptation around them. Finally he broke up with her, saying that this handicapped relationship was not enough for either of them. In retrospect, she agrees.
Some good points. Read in full:
The Perils of Long Distance Love