About three weeks ago, hubby was in Singapore and we had to resort to video chats every night to stay connected. I told hubby then that I really can't make it if ever he'd have to work far away from us because I was already super sad then, and he was only gone for five days.
Some families thrive despite the distance. I'm not sure ours will. But I should really be more open to it since, when the boys leave the nest, we'd really have to rely on web conferencing to keep in touch. Good thing that's around two decades away yet.