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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    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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    myktty myktty 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 29

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am and it gets hard some times when I just want to hold her in my arms and feel her next to me but I love her and I know that one day I will find my way to her because no matter...
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    When my long-distance husband says that he's lonely, i feel torn.. i feel really sorry that i'm not by his side. He has no friend that he can ask to go to dinner with, his family...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend is going to study abroad. He says he want to stay with me and be his wife and ****. But I dont believe in long distance relationships, he says that he is going to be...
    marcia15 marcia15 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I started dating 'unofficially' in November 2014; he'd come see me once a month. I live in the NYC area, and he lives in Philly. In January of 2015, he asked me to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm in a long distance relationship. He's in the navy and it's really hard not getting to see each other and pretty much having a relationship with a telephone. See each other...
    Ablev93 Ablev93 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I really want someone to love but I don't know anyone around my way. There aren't many nice people to meet near me. I wish I can have a long distance relationship and have ways to...
    AwesomeGuyy22 AwesomeGuyy22 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I normally don't believe in long distance relationships but I'm starting to feel like I'm in one now.
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I was always really hesitant about even thinking of getting into a long-distance relationship. However, I am in one now, and I know that I have found "the one". If you have any...
    HardlySherlock HardlySherlock 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I live two hours away from each other - as I live in New York and he lives in Pennsylvania - and we see each other probably 1 - 2 times monthly. He is in the PA...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I don't know if living an hour and a half away from each other is long distance but I see him once a week and wish it was more. Between that and the 2 texts a day, feels like it
    heysarahj heysarahj 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The distance is really starting to get to me. I feel frustrated when I see other couples together or if I watch a movie and see a couple all snuggled up...but I really do care for...
    tyeshamari tyeshamari 18-21, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    i was great friends with this girl and even told her i would be willing to try it but at the same time they never work out ive been in a few of them all ending horribly and thought...
    twiztidrob93 twiztidrob93 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm not going to say they'd be easy but I believe a long distance relationship can work.
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really do believe that long distance can work but maybe that's because I am in one? we've only talked through social media and have been with the title of "dating" for about 5...
    Psychedelic101 Psychedelic101 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Funny how i am writing this when my long distance relationship is breaking apart. but as they say if life is joke then it is a cruel one. but anyway i personally believe that a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 5 days ago

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    In another story I already told you about finding my soul mate online but not being able to be together. This experience gave me some insight in my feelings about (long distance...
    Gentle153 Gentle153 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Love me less but love me longer
    kooolDr kooolDr 26-30, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I miss my boyfriend so much.!! Long distance relationship are hard...!
    ddanniiella ddanniiella 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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