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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    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 husband for roughly 7 years, we've been together for 5 and 1/2 years, and married since December of 2011. I'm a new...
    ardenthorn ardenthorn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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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 for 5 years! We have been married for almost 3, and have a 14month old. I didnt think other people were out there doing the same thing...
    ejconrow ejconrow 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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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 because we are stationed in different states. For the past 11 months he has been stationed in WA while Im in SC which meant we only...
    schm2055 schm2055 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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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 countless hours on the road or working for extended periods of time in other cities/states. We are currently apart, him...
    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 since a week after our wedding.  I am struggling to find work in a very small town where I moved to when I married my ex husband.  My husband is struggling to find a second job and a house...
    Shannon1978 Shannon1978 31-35 4 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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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 and are use to prolonged separation, so we stupidly thought accepting jobs 1200+ miles away from one another was a good idea.  The job...
    breezer348 breezer348 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 16, 2011

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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 for the past 7 yearsMarried 21 yearsTwo kids that I raised practically alone. They are now 19 and 16. One in University.Husband comes...
    VirtualMarriage VirtualMarriage 51-55 7 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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, and I miss the feeling of companionship I get when I cuddle with my wife. We talk on the phone most every night I am away...
    MeanMrMustard78 MeanMrMustard78 31-35, M Oct 18, 2012

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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 the military (actually he officially retires tomorrow however has been on terminal leave since October). His new job...
    ldr203 ldr203 31-35 2 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Thank God we Skype everyday,

    and can visit my husband several times a year even though only about 2 weeks every time. It's just I always feel guilty because, because of me and my obligation, we end up like this.. He has his dream in his modern country, I have my own obligation in my country. Do you also...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 29

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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, but the last year has been really difficult.     
    snowjunkie snowjunkie 46-50 2 Responses Jan 16, 2008

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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 started her changes. she easily gets irritated at me now. i send her text messages and call her everyday. but she said she wants me to stop because she's being...
    abelgc abelgc 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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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 work to keep me busy and too exhausted to focus on how much I was missing my husband. Today I have an empty nest with a great business here in Georgia, while he's in NY; but...
    Sapphire30303 Sapphire30303 41-45, F 1 Response May 28, 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 apart approx 5-6 months at a time for these past years and talked long and hard before deciding we just couldn't live without the other; no matter the steps...
    dgraziani0772111 dgraziani0772111 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 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 she worked overseas, and we knew she had to come here to our home in North Carolina and spend real time together. We've...
    difrentdrummer difrentdrummer 46-50, F Dec 1, 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 Distance Relationship because my wife, Sophie (pseudonym), is worth the distance.  We connected immediately when we...
    themaskedtruelovers themaskedtruelovers 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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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 spending many special occasions alone, and so does my husband. I am just so lucky that mine is a very loving...
    singlewife singlewife 31-35 3 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    My wife lives in South Carolina

    and I live in NYC in order to find full-time employment. We are both self-employed small business owners but it's not enough to support our family. When I did live in South Carolina, I could not find full-time employment that was not enough to support my family. In order to...
    musicandlovetogether musicandlovetogether 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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    Here I am, crying again,

    every night. No, I'm not crying because my husband go to work overseas. It's the other way around; it's me leaving him to fulfill my commitment to my scholarship bond. And you know what? The bond is nearly 15 years! That is after I graduate; I'm still studying. And we're in...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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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 like im wasting mine times and energy in a marriage which has no plan. 7 years ago before we married he promise that within a...
    Assepoetser Assepoetser 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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) takes up all his time, but 30-60 days home at a time. I retired and keep waiting for him to settle down for 5 years now...
    UKNurse UKNurse 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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 amazing love letters. He was so sweet. We sent letters back and forth for about a month and finally met in person February 16th, 2008. To...
    Obsess Obsess 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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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 before we lived together. We have never lived together longer than for vacations of no more than two weeks. Many people who are...
    oboeamy oboeamy 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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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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    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 only been married for one year. Am questioning whether I am falling out of love. It's possible, I suppose. These days, I am...
    ChocolateLuvr ChocolateLuvr 46-50 1 Response Nov 8, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    6 months? 1 year? 2 years? ..5 years? ..**** that all, that's not long at all. i'm going to be in 15 years long distance marriage. and I can only meet my husband several times a...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I spent a year studying abroad halfway across the world in Asia. I met my boyfriend, a native there, towards the end of my stay, 3 months before my flight back home to Europe. We...
    whanxbb whanxbb 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Long distance relationships many think it's impossible and fake love. I'm just ganna tell all you people what matters to you in love body, face, or sex? It doesn't matter the...
    dreamychan dreamychan 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Just so you know...yes I am currently in a long distance relationship with a lady I consider my true love. So I have seen this question asked on here and there are as many negative...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I met a guy from a dating site and we started as friends corresponding through emails and Skype. Until such time our friendship grew and we fell in love on line..we were in...
    Maces Maces 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My boyfriend goes to West Point Military Academy. That is why we are long distance. There's nothing worse then having a bad day and wanting to run home to your boyfriend but...
    livelifeForte livelifeForte 18-21, F Jan 31

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    This is for all the long distance lovers. Nobody said this would be easy, nobody said this wouldn't be painful at times, but we all believe here that love has no distance, no...
    Felipster Felipster 16-17, M 5 Responses Jan 28

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    I went through a break up on January 7, and my life has changed in many ways. We were having a long distance relationship, since he went to get his law degree to the usa. We have...
    nyl16 nyl16 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    Me and my boyfriend have a long distance relationship we have bin going out for half a year we text and call and Skype when ever we can we are prof that long distance...
    XXbloodisforeverXX XXbloodisforeverXX 13-15, F Jan 28

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    I've been in a long distance relationship once back in high school. It didn't really work out because we were young and had our minds set on other things. But now that I'm older...
    SimpliLovely SimpliLovely 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    My bestfriends mom had a long distance with her boyfriend for about 6 years and met each other 2 years after and they just got married. I think long distance relationship can work...
    sissapearl sissapearl 13-15, F Feb 9

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    I've been talking to this guy for 2 1/2 months now we always text and play on xbox together I told him how I feel about him and he said were still friends but he don't wanna do...
    xXMichelle90Xx xXMichelle90Xx 22-25, F 8 Responses Feb 18

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    Hey all, I think i could do with a lil' advice, from all you more experienced people out there!!! I've known a guy online for quite a while, and i'd always been interested in him...
    ChubbyPug ChubbyPug 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    It is seriously the hardest relationship I have ever been in. we have been together for almost a year and used to live together in California. but for the past few months we have...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Yes long distance relationships can work. I've been in one for a long time now and soon we'll meet. It's going to be amazing. I'm so excited
    Zeilu Zeilu 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    I'm in a long distance relationship We been together for 9 months we constantly talk/Videochat and not so long ago he asked me if I get annoyed talking to him all day everyday...
    MAC619 MAC619 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I was always a firm believer that long distance could never work. But I met the one..we're head over heels for each other..and he just left to the army last week. Now, I think...
    andreabeta andreabeta 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Well, I think that they can as long as both partners want them to work and care enough about each other. There can be some tough moments when you or your loved one need to be...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Feb 9

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    wow. it's been a tough few days. there has been some tension because we both worry a bit about the other being with someone else. it's hard to trust someone whom you've never met...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I still find it surreal as I write this, that one day 6 years ago,by sheer accident I stumbled upon a man on a social networking site. I had no experience whatsoever of online...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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    Not really sure how to start but I'll just do... So I've been in a long distance relationship for the past month and a half. we met online and instantly clicked we're from the...
    Jojomojoo Jojomojoo 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    If been in a long distance relationship for over a year now at the start is was clingy and really Caring and loving and talked everyday. He still texts me first but maybe the past...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    About 16, bi. Looking for a long distance relationship. Preferably in the US, 16-18 age group would be nice..
    struggle13 struggle13 13-15, F Feb 4

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