Whoever said that distance doesn’t matter for true love was either a fool, a coward or a pathetic idealist. And if you think he was right then you are a fool, a coward and a pathetic idealist, too.
Come on, we are all grown up’s here! Show some common sense! You can’t love someone from a distance. And even if you could you shouldn’t. There are certain rules about loving someone and being close to the each other is among the important ones.
You will be needed every day. To help with the groceries. Or go to the drug store when they are sick. Or drive the kids to school. Or give an advice on what cable provider to use. Or remind them about the meeting they would probably forget. Or just be there, so the house won’t feel empty.
Even if you ignore the physical need (for some unknown, unnatural and irrational reason) there still remains the need of sharing. Sharing the joy in good times and sharing the sorrow in hard times. You can’t do this over the phone. You need to live them together.
If you are not there when you are needed, your love isn’t any good.