I owe this analogy to one of my two awesome roommates:
Imagine you have a bird in your hand and this is your relationship. You want it really bad - you want to be close to it - so your instinct is to keep squeezing. You'll kill it though if you're unwilling to let go. The bond between you will allow the bird to keep landing on your open palm, and a relationship with that freedom will flourish. But you can't cling to anything out of stubbornness or fear.
And I owe this bit to a good friend:
You could say that a relationship won't work because it's long distance, but you could also say a relationship won't work when you decide to move in together. There are always going to be challenges. If you can't overcome them the issue is probably the relationship, not the circumstances.
In other news: the Seabus crashed the other day when I was on it. No one thinks this is big news if they're from Vancouver, but there were a bunch of tourists who thought it was hysterical. Everyone was laughing; nobody was hurt. Good times ^^