Being apart on the principle of delayed gratification is based on FAITH that one day, you will be together again. And the best part of being together again after a long geographic separation is knowing that the relationship was solid enough to bloom without the convenience of proximity, without physical dependencies, and other crutches that prop up an ailing relationship.
Weathering this separation will make you feel like your relationship can hurried anything. Only and when a couple survives the test of time and distance, the relationship would become stronger. And if only for the fact that each one has not deprived of a chance to go for her/his career dream, scratch a travel, and fulfill an obligation.
Compared to other relationship, long distance love affair requires considerable and repeated investments of TRUST, RESPECT, HOPE, and FAITH. While it can prove costly, the returns are promising. As the oft-quoted RICHARD BACH puts it in his book " Illusions", "Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you meet again. And meeting again after moments or lifetimes, is CERTAIN for those who are friends."
Look at the brighter side... To begin with there are usually very few arguments. Petty fights are for the couples who have the luxury of having the rest of the night to makeup. You also learn to forgive his flaws and value his virtues. You can't help but remember the good times. And given less time with each other, you tend to trim the fat out from the relationship and work together on communication, future plans, and other important matters. As an added bonus, you learn how to text love letters in 100 characters.;-)