Yesterday I spent half the evening trying to comfort a friend of mine, whose boyfriend had just broken up with her. They didn’t live in the same city, but they saw each other several times a week and video chatted every day. After a while she decided that this wasn’t enough, that she missed him too much. So she said they should keep their video chat open all the time, even when they were sleeping. This way, it would be more like if they had been living together.
At first he said that this wouldn’t be necessary, and that it would be bad for his computer to be turned on 24/7. He tried to get out of it in other ways too. But she got really upset, and in the end he went along with it.
However, after living under constant observation for about three weeks, all of a sudden he said he couldn’t take it any more. And, sadly, ended their relationship.