Being a long distance, i guess any measure of time will pale compared to usual relationship.
We known each other for 7 years and romantically involved since Nov 2015.
I ended it in Mar'16 between because my career was fucking me up and i didn't want to waste her time. Advised her that she would be better off with someone more stable as i was a mess. But she stuck by and we got back in couple of months.
Job changed, situation improved. We started meeting every month since September.
I know you lot say bullet dodged but i knew about her mood swings and grumpiness & was ready to take it on.
Didn't know i would falter at first event of it.