A little background info; My boyfriend of 9 months moved to Vermont 3 months ago, and I live in La Jolla. He fly's out to La Jolla every 2 weeks to come visit for the weekend then goes back monday morning. I really feel that a tremendous amount of stress has been put on the relationship, and everyone around me insists that long distance relationships tend to not work out. Keep in mind I am only 17 and he is 18. What are your thoughts on long distance relationships? Can they work? Here's a picture of my boyfriend Robbie and I, don't we make a great couple?