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Can one love from a distance?

Asked by josie (29498points) 2 weeks ago

Or is proximity essential?

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Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I live 5000 miles from my nearest child. I love him unconditionally. We text often. I only see him about once every other year. I do not have to be physically near him to love him. I have 2 other children who are even farther away, and I feel the same about them.

Who are you, and what have you done with @josie?

mrgrtt123's avatar

Do you mean a one-sided love or long-distance relationship?

chyna's avatar

@josie You look like yourself, but are you someone else?

Mimishu1995's avatar

If it wasn’t possible, I wouldn’t stay on Fluther for so long.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Romantic love. Yeah. But it’s not love. It’s fantasy…until you get the chance to actually know them

Inspired_2write's avatar

What about if you had a relationship for over a year and a half and then the other leaves for an overseas career? We Skype,emailed,texted until the communication soon deteriorated into nothingness. I soon realized that he communicating the same way with numerous women all over the World and realized that I was been played/used.

Took two years to understand that and to move on in my life even though a year later he came back ( he needed a place to stay for a week , I said No, he was surprised and left).

This year I received an email from him as if nothing happened? I never replied as I was done with his games.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

♤♤♤♤ my point.

Sagacious's avatar

Most definitely. It may be the truest of love.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Love is on your heart. I love my dead dog/daughter. She is wherever we go, when we die. I love my dead friends too. Too many people to list…

If I can love them from this side, no distance is too great.

KNOWITALL's avatar

Of course. Like @Mimi said, several of us here are pretty close, and I care a lot about many of you.

Romantic love, sure its possible, if both people are honest and open. Online chemistry doesnt always translate in RL though.

ucme's avatar

Sure, there’s this gorgeous girl lives opposite me & my binocu…ahem yeah, do carry on.

kritiper's avatar

Yes but not just in miles. Consider years.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^Very insightful. GA.

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