Long distance can DEFINITELY work. My boyfriend and I are currently in one and the reason why I'm not looking for anything else is simple: I don't want anyone else. If you aren't committed and don't plan on being with the person for the rest of your life, then my advice is to not even try to stay in the relationship. Relationships in and of themselves need work, but long distance ones definitely need special attention. As long as you're strapped in for the long haul, it's as easy as you make it to be.