There are many free chat destinations online that are 100% free, but many of those require you to register and give up your email address in order to use them.
Recognize that you can't compare a long-distance relationship to one based on physical proximity.
Those of us who've tried can all attest: it's haaaaaard.
So rarely does one cliche so succinctly sum up something.
But you may be surprised how much a relationship can grow – if you work at it.
Late-night talks and thoughtful letters can convey a lot of what is most important in the long-term: your goals, values and dreams.