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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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    Not Long In Ldm But Long Enough... - It has been 4 months into a LDM and its starting to get rough, we still have 4+ more to go. We have been together every moment of every day...
    ejconrow ejconrow 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Living In Two Parallel Worlds - I got married on August 13, 2007. I have been in a long distance relationship for six and a half years and both of us knew it would be a while...
    oboeamy oboeamy 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    Mystory - I am in long distance marriage for 5 years. My husband is in the navy and we are childless/childfree. Over the years, I've learned to accept the reality that I'm gonna be...
    singlewife singlewife 31-35 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    Are These Signs That My Wife Doesn't Want Me Anymore? - i am a filipino and my wife is a romanian. she went back to romania for a vacation. then went to italy to work. there...
    abelgc abelgc 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    Going Crazy- Hopelessly In Love - Hello all, My husband and I met online in January of 2008. It started off as a complete love story:) He pursued me first by sending me these...
    Obsess Obsess 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    She's Worth The Distance - I live in Pa. and my wife lives in NJ.  We met online in July of 2008 and got married in Aug. of 2009.  I don't regret our Long ...
    themaskedtruelovers themaskedtruelovers 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    You Can't Get There From Here - Where to start??? Prof military officer (me not him) swept off her feet by retired USAF, good looking guy. Contracting company (with a black cat...
    UKNurse UKNurse 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Waiting - I recently got married. But my husband and i only spent 3 weeks as married couple and left to another country for a job.
    joyceavena joyceavena 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19, 2012

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    Still Waiting - I'm probably the most pathetic person here. I'm 20 years old, I haven't even been married a month, and I can barely handle being long distance anymore. I've know my...
    ardenthorn ardenthorn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Dealing With Lonliness - Hello All!  I've been in a long distance marriage for over 5 years  and am looking for ways to cope with some issues. The first 4 years were Ok...
    snowjunkie snowjunkie 46-50 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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    Living Apart - Being apart from my husband is not anything new for me but this time is different and I am not handeling the whole situation well. He has recently retired from...
    ldr203 ldr203 31-35 2 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Im in long distance marriage for 7 years. I still love him. We spend only 2 weeks every year. Its sad. Bad thoughts start to play in mine head. Should i put a end to it.? Its feel...
    Assepoetser Assepoetser 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    To Old For This! - I have been married for 36 years to the same man and have spent maybe 16 of those years living together in the same place. He is and engineer and has spent...
    terri11749 terri11749 66-70 2 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    Long Distance Marriage, Due To Court And Ex Husband Opposing The Move With Our Children. - I married my husband on our birthdays in July.  Due to circumstances we have lived apart...
    Shannon1978 Shannon1978 31-35 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Why Did I Even Get Married? - He does his thing; I do mine. I don't like it. We see each other once a month, on average. I don't look forward to seeing him anymore and we've...
    ChocolateLuvr ChocolateLuvr 46-50 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    7 Years In Ldm And Going Strong. - Hello!I will make this short as I have been spending way too long on the computer reading your stories! In point form, my life at the moment.LDM...
    VirtualMarriage VirtualMarriage 51-55 6 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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    The Kids Are Gone...the Distractions Are Gone...not Sure I'll Make It... - We've been married 19 years and this was so easy back then. I had the kids, all of their activities and...
    Sapphire30303 Sapphire30303 41-45, F 1 Response May 28, 2012

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    Stuck In An Impossible Situation. - I live in Minnesota.  My husband lives in NYC.  We've been together for 6+ years and just got married in March.  We're both prior military...
    breezer348 breezer348 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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    She's In Afghanistan - My partner and I have been together nearly four years, and we are absolutely 100% committed to each other for life. The first two years of our relationship...
    difrentdrummer difrentdrummer 41-45, F Dec 1, 2013

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    Dual Military Marriage..... - My husband and I have been together for two years and married for a year. We are both in the military and have been separated for the past year...
    schm2055 schm2055 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Long Distance Marriage... - So because of work I am away from home for 4 or 5 days a week. It is a great job, but I do miss my family. I miss seeing my boys and playing with them...
    MeanMrMustard78 MeanMrMustard78 31-35, M Oct 18, 2012

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    Long Distance-only Seeking Fellow Friends In Same Situation - Hello- I have been in a long distance relationship for almost 3 years now with my new husband from Italy. We have been...
    dgraziani0772111 dgraziani0772111 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2011

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    Nine ways that long distance relationships can help: 1. The knowledge that if you survive the distance, your relationship can survive anything. 2. You don't have to be presentable...
    saktilv saktilv 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Communication is key in my relationship: In today’s society, college students searching for relationships rely on the bar scenes, drinking, and meeting someone at parties to...
    zeniyelhsa zeniyelhsa 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Hello friends, been in a long distance relationship now for nearly a year. Everything is working great except one issue... My parents are totally against her. I don't even know why...
    Rasphail Rasphail 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    So, I have a boyfriend. He's great. and i love him. like i've never loved someone like I love him but sometimes i feel like we're out of touch even though we live in the same...
    busswankers busswankers 18-21 Apr 7

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    This is for my one and only sweetie. You came at the darkest and painful part of my life where in I am moving on with my past. You came into my life as if like an angel who swept...
    jhushin09 jhushin09 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a long-distance boyfriend. He lives in Florida, and I live down in California. Despite never meeting him, it was love at first sight. I am determined to meet him one soon...
    XxSempiternalxX XxSempiternalxX 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was in a long distance relationship more than once. Right now i'm in one that not official but were close, What holds me back is because i was in another not long ago, It was...
    AMcC12 AMcC12 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I love long long distance relationships, but I feel like I will never find anyone who will truly never use me or try something sexual on me. I only want someone who will...
    Iredecence Iredecence 13-15, F Mar 29

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    Well i like long distance relationships and I do believe they can work as long as you stay in touch and tell each other the truth and do not cheat.
    ILoveBaxter ILoveBaxter 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I tried a long distance relationship once.. didn't work out
    SkateDutch SkateDutch 16-17, M Mar 20

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    He lives by me now works out of town a lot. Might as well be a long distance relationship. Sucks. Hard
    cemev cemev 31-35, F Mar 22

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    Hello everyone , I am 20 years old , I met an American guy on a dating site and voila it's been almost a year we 're talking and we really love each other. But the problem is that...
    lamentonnaise lamentonnaise 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I have been in a long distance relationship since Feb 24 2012 with a person that I have sadly never been able to meet in person do to financial circumstances. We love each other...
    DemonPrincessDizzy DemonPrincessDizzy 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    In 2 years time, i will be leaving my country no matter what. I haven't decided where yet but it'll be nice to go somewhere and have someone wait for me there. I've been to one...
    nikkim143 nikkim143 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Yeah I am. It kinda sucks because I can't meet her at my age (don't have enough money) don't get me rong I'v got money just not enough for a plane ticket to see her. Parents won't...
    Ghrite Ghrite 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I was in a long distance relationship. I met (let's call him Mike) on omegle. I was 17 and bored so I went on omegle. I met mike and he and I started chatting on omegle. We liked...
    Ipromiseyou Ipromiseyou 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    In a long distance relationship... It's killing me, I need him in my arms so badly!
    Etriea Etriea 31-35 1 Response Mar 24

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    This is day five of my long distance relationship with Justin. I have learned that he is very good at talking on the phone, but horrible with text. It bugs me a little, but I know...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F Mar 25

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    For all my phone girls who I cant sleep with in real life due to the long distance thank u it was a nice honour to flirt and for u to soak yourself..
    BlackBritishEbony BlackBritishEbony 36-40, M Apr 1

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    I didnt, until I met my boyfriend. We met because one of my friends and I were talking on skype, and the boy who would be my boyfriend in the future was added to the conversation...
    CupcakeFatty CupcakeFatty 18-21, T Apr 5

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    The Candy Shop Girl I've been in long distance relationships before. I could only get girls to like me if they either didn't see me or talk to me over the phone. Online I guess I...
    happymcgee happymcgee 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I just got in a long distance relationship. I live in Illinois he lives in Wisconsin ..... Bummer cuz I really like him
    shaybaby213 shaybaby213 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for about two years and I have to say it has been hard but knowing that the other person is as committed as me makes it a little easier...
    cristee19 cristee19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    How many months/years have you been in a long-distance relationship? How is it holding up so far?
    mearas00 mearas00 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    ​Healing was when I first saw you Stepping out of the crowd at the airport Looking for DarkBrownEyes Healing was when we hugged Like you have just come home from a long trip No...
    MyDarkBrownEyes MyDarkBrownEyes 41-45 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I met a guy a month before I study abroad, he confessed to me that he likes me and I kinda like him too, and he took me to meet his family and I spent a night w them cause I get a...
    Fluouracarpott Fluouracarpott 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    We were friends with benefits 20 years ago. Never had a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship with each other. I never thought of him in that way. Never thought he did either. As is...
    playedlikeafool playedlikeafool 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Confused So my boyfriend lives in Colorado while I live in Texas. Not only are we far apart in distance, we are also 12 years apart (he is 30 and I am 18). So I am currently...
    kns62 kns62 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 30