In a quiet conversation you will reveal more about yourself than you had planned, but don't worry -- you're in very trustworthy company. Confessing your ideas and secrets will feel liberating, and they will also be a balm for someone else's hurting heart. This person will now be able to return to a more realistic life. Shared experiences connect you with others -- even those who used to intimidate you. Remember, what you feel is just as valid as what they feel.
(ayu, this reminds me of your offer...)
You and your lover may have to do the long distance thing for a while, but it's not a bad situation at all. In fact, once you get used to it, you'll see some immediate advantages that outweigh the disadvantages.