I have been in a long distance relationship for nearly 5 years, this October actually marks our milestone this year. Unlike some, we get to see each other every month at least twice which I know I am lucky for but it doesn't seem to get easier. Today after seeing my significant other for a week, I had to say goodbye and after all those years of saying goodbye, you would think it would be easier but it isn't and probably never will be. I realised when he is gone, I go quiet, no one to talk too in person, no physical contact or presence. Our life long dream is to live with each other's company so saying goodbye doesn't become easier. I believe we will achieve that someday but in the meantime regardless of our mutual goal, it's hard to sleep alone.