Obviously, though, these slurs feel exaggerated when you can’t just hug them suddenly a few minutes later to express your regret.
You’ll regret it but neither of you will forget it.
Long distance relationships are not inferior relationships: they are different.
Their rules are not that different to the rules of normal relationships.
Don’t get upset if they’re busy: it doesn’t mean they’re guilty.
Ensure that when you open your front-facing camera on Face Time you hold it above your chin so you don’t look too jowly. Mostly, the long-distance set-up is forced by a change in situation: one of you graduates and the other still has another year at university; one of you is offered a job in a new city; one of you goes travelling and the other starts a graduate job. One of you leaving will change things but these changes tend to be logistical: you’ll spend more time on trains shooting out of London, or planes launching out of Gatwick.