I need a different point of view.
qngoose, your reasons for ending things are quite acceptable.
Thank you, that's exactly what I needed to hear.
Your post made me a little sad in some places. I think your expectations for a LDR may have been too high. Not telling you about an 8-hour drive isn't exactly lying. He didn't believe it was a lie (and I agree with him) and instead of trying to see his perspective, you gave him the silent treatment. Probably the worst way to handle what is, in effect, a problem with communication. I can understand that you were disappointed but this was a really poor way of handling it.
Maybe things were great when you were together but you can't do a LDR, based on the expectations you have to keep communication strong and constant, and his inability to meet that need from 1000 miles away. You know what, long distance communication SUCKS. You simply can't expect things to be as good as they were. I don't think it's unreasonable to try to keep talking on a regular basis, but it will never be as good as an in-person relationship.
Instead of giving yourselves time to adjust to the new relationship, you decided he didn't see you as a "team" and broke up with him. This is your choice, but in all honesty, I think you jumped the gun on the breakup if he is otherwise a really good partner for you. But I don't know that.
You don't say anything about how long you expect to be this far apart. If your relationship had any chance of working anyway, you would eventually have to live closer again.
I've thought constantly for the past few months that we have a chance to grow so much and learn to communicate better than many relationships ever come close to.
Your title was "Need a different point of view". I gave you one. It seems you're resolute in your decision, and that's fine, but if you just need more justification for ending it, then ask for it.
I agree with the last response that if you are convinced that you made the right decision, then just take things day by day and look ahead of you, stop looking back on what happened.