LDRs CAN work, take it from an old Navy man. 8-11 month cruises. And training deployments. Of course, its nice if you can get "together" on a regular basis. What's the old saying? "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Sometimes that's very true, especially if the relationship is between two people who are independent and confident in themselves both personally and professionally. LDRs DO NOT work with clinging vines and shrinking violets. Somehow, I don't think you'd be attracted to either of those types.