Long distance relationships?

Alright, so this may seem weird to some but I'm in a serious long distance relationship. I've known my boyfriend for almost 3 years and we have been dating for 8 months, we haven't seen each other til recently, however everything is going well even though we have never been together. I'm in CT and he is in England. It's really difficult and stressful but him and I are in the long run, I truly love him (that may sound crazy). Anyone have experience in these relationships that could share their stories, give advice, or even share their opinion on this? I'm truly curious as to what people think!