i've been in 1 for 3 yrs. the 1st time we broke up was b/c we were going to be far apart for a long time, & since we'd only been in a relationship for a short while & we didn't want to have to start it off long distance. we decided that when he got back, we would try again if we still felt something. a yr later, he came back, & we rushed into it, which lead to break up number 2. about a week or 2 later, we were hanging out again & dating, & a few months later, made it an official relationship again. we've almost made it a yr now. he's going to be about 4 hrs away from me again this semester, but we've been together for so long now that we're willing to try & make it work this time. so far, so good.