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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend lives 1000km away from me. He works in the city I live and he is here 70% of time but he just told me he wouldn't be able to come here for work anymore after September...
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend feels so clingy sometimes that it drives me up the wall. And I feel guilty about feeling this way because the only way to keep the relationship alive is through...
    emeraldangel523 emeraldangel523 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I'm in a long distance relationship, but I think I should end it. The more I think about him (we'll call him Chris*), the more I think we want different things. Chris* seems to...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    Hi I've been in a Long Distance Relationship for 2 years. We've never met but we talk on the phone and text each other pretty much all day. We are 1500 miles apart and there is not...
    QueenCOLE29 QueenCOLE29 18-21, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I never set out to search for someone online, in fact, the idea always seemed odd to me. All the dating websites and whatnot led me to believe that people never truly got to know...
    euthanizedCanine euthanizedCanine 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 4

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    My girlfriend say I have no passion how can you have passion in a long distance relationship? I send text messages expressing myself but I don't do them as much anymore she says I...
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I finally found a boyfriend and its long distance and most long distance relationships don't work so if he cheats on me or something I'll be hurt but I'll most likely get over it
    purpleisyummy76 purpleisyummy76 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    2 weeks ago I witness two people falling in love with one another, and they lived 4000 miles apart!!!! Yea, 4000. And it seemed like it was going to last, they were going to make...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    To be honest it was actually nice, but it wasn't the best experience I have had. It takes a lot in a long distance realtaionip between 2 young people. I wouldn't go through another...
    innocentflower innocentflower 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    what are some things you do that help with your long distance relationship? I Skype my boyfriend every night what other things help?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    My husband and I met online in 1997. It would've been awesome to have had FaceTime and Skype back then. Would have made our long distance relationship easier.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 15

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    I have been dating a boy named Alex he lives in Wv and most thought we wouldn't make it to a year of dating long distance but we had. We're planning on meeting hopefully this...
    KaiFields1245 KaiFields1245 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Hey whats your opinions on long distance Relationships? I've met this girl online and found out shes living near my old city where I grew up. Its a 12 hour drive to see her, I...
    Optimize Optimize 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Long distance relationships don't work you say? Hahahahahaha that's a lie
    Zeilu Zeilu 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    what do you think about being long distance relationship? what you think about having online boyfriend? Do you think it will work?
    afnaanfathmath afnaanfathmath 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I don't get people that say long distance relationships can't work , out of my three relationships this one has got to be the best . I am very happy , there isn't the added...
    girldevil123 girldevil123 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I am in a long distance relationship with my family. I am 19 years old and live on the Eastern Coast of Australia, and my family live on the West Coast. I never knew how much I...
    amandajanee amandajanee 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    In love with a girl who is 4 hours away from me.We are both in the UK however it is extremely hard as i don't get to see her that often. Me and Hannah have been going out for 1...
    Sammim4lik Sammim4lik 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    My boyfriend lives in Arkansas and I live in Washington. Things get hard but today is our 1 month anniversary. I love him and I put all my trust into him and he is the most...
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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