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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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 6 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 41-45, F Dec 1, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    I need advice on how to handle long distance relationship. I really like this guy, but I am having a difficulty with being in a long distance relationship. Please help!
    Mystery91 Mystery91 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I know a lot of people dont believe in long distance relationships but I believe in them. I was in 2 long distance relationships in the past. One was for 3 years. And that ended...
    alaskanrose90 alaskanrose90 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 Apr 13

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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 4 days 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've been in a long distance relationship for three and a half years... We haven't even met face to face yet, but we expect to within the next few weeks... (Very Long Story!) We...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses 3 days ago

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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 4 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 Apr 11

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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 5 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 5 days ago

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    It did work for me and my husband so yes! If you really love each other, distance should not be a hindrance :)
    layro layro 31-35, F 2 Responses 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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    My Boyfriend is very busy with homework and I don't want to bug him, but I really miss him. He's falling behind and all so I feel selfish that all I want to do is take up his time...
    Vampireloveless Vampireloveless 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    But you've got to work harder at it. Seriously. I believe you have to give MORE to compensate for the distance, because things can dry up real quickly. It can be such a beautiful...
    kissbangkiss kissbangkiss 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    I love my girlfriend with all my heart. Yes I live in Puerto Rico and she lives in South Carolina, but distance will never tear us apart. She is the most amazing, beautiful, and...
    drummerboyJames drummerboyJames 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I met the most wonderful woman on here. Now I truly know what love is. We are separated by distance for now. That is changing in a matter of months. I am beyond happy. Just wanted...
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M Apr 10

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