I've been dating this my current girlfriend for 3 years now. We're in college, so we live apart and our lives are really hectic at times. However, we really click and love one another like you wouldn't believe. However, during the summer, we have to go to our hometown and live so far apart that we only get to see each other on weekends and talk nightly on the phone. As of late, I've noticed that our relationship has really lost the zing it used to have. My girlfriend always seems to be withdrawn and quiet, even when we're together, and at times, we even have these awkward moments of silence while we're on the phone because it feels like we might have ran out of things to talk about. We talked about it a while back, and she said it was because I hadn't been as romantic and caring as I used to be and she felt like she wasn't a priority on my list anymore. I really tried hard to show her that she was, but even after a really romantic evening and lots of good times, she said she still felt like I did it because I thought I had to. So I'm just trying to find out what you guys think, and some possible solutions for this problem. Breaking up definitely isn't an option as I'll most likely be proposing to her as soon as things get back to normal. Maybe new topics of conversation/activities? Opinions and options please. Thank you for your time.