Hello everyone. I'm seeking some advice on my current situation.
My girlfriend of nearly 3 years and myself have been in a long distance relationship since we began dating. She just started her junior year and she's taken on an extreme amount of work this year. She spent our last summer at college doing lab work and working a job, so she's been away for quite some time. She comes home in increments usually spanning a week or so depending on the time of the year and she was home nearly 4 weeks ago.
We have a great relationship when we are together (never fight, bicker, argue). We both love each others company so much and her happiness is my number 1 priority. Recently she told me she's confused about what she wants for her future and she not sure what she wants anymore. She feels guilty for not being able to check in with me during the day and she doesn't want to spend her time at college resenting that she can't be with me. She told me that she probably won't make any major decisions for a while, and that she still loves me. I realize I can't make someone love me if they don't, but she still does. I still have a chance to make a difference before anything gets worse. I told her to not worry about me during the day and I told her we can just maybe call each other instead of setting up skype dates like usual. I need to bring the spark back. Her life was terrible before we started dating and I don't want her to go back to that place, especially if she's not thinking clearly because of all the stress. Not to mention she is the most important person in my life. I love her more than anything I'll do anything for her.
I do plan on making visits (with her permission) at least once a month if it can be helped. Luckily, She SHOULD have a break in October for about 7-10 days, and she'll have a month off for Christmas + some time in January as well, so that works out; we just need to make it to that point.
So does anyone have some solid advice on making LDR's work? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm confident that we'll be okay, but I'm not going to take any chances if I can help it. Thanks everyone for listening.