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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 6 Responses Jan 22, 2011

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm in a long distance relationship and we're both 18! We live 2 hours apart, doesn't seem too difficult like most of the stories I've read on here and I could never imagine living...
    Nhookieee Nhookieee 18-21, F Nov 12

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    So, I was searching on the internet for encouragement for people in long distance relationships, and this site showed up. I'm in college, and so is my boyfriend, but we go to...
    turnioc turnioc 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 26

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    To say my long distance relationship has been successful is probably an understatement. I met my boyfriend on Omegle last August and I didn't think it'd turn out as anything other...
    ZaraHeath ZaraHeath 16-17, F Nov 10

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    Oh God, this is really hard but it is extremely worth it. I know long distance relationships can work but I never wanted it for myself because I didn't think I could do it. But...
    CharlieAff CharlieAff 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    I do believe that long distance relationships work... BUT I also think that quite a few people may not be able to handle them. My boyfriend lives about 4000 miles away from me. I...
    hanachan92 hanachan92 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I dated my boyfriend Justin for a few months before I moved to Hawaii. Even though we were about 6,500 miles away from each other, we continued to date. We were in a long distance...
    Ezria96 Ezria96 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 27

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    When we started our relationship, it never occurred to me that we will last this long. I even doubted we will make it a month but then we did, then second, third.... I started...
    crisseth crisseth 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    i believe that long distance can work because its long distance like its the same as seeing each other so who wanna be in one?
    jessymrech jessymrech 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    8 years ago I met one boy on the internet, I used to chat a lot to pass time, to have the social life I didn't have on real life. But unlike the hundred (or more) people I guess I...
    Bren03 Bren03 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't believe in long distance relationships. Is it really boyfriend and girlfriend if u can even hold hands. It's no more the words and pictures. Nothing is actually real. But...
    AnnaSpring AnnaSpring 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 24

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    I prefer being with a girl long distance it doesn't matter if it's 2 hours away or 12 hours away as long as I get to Skype/FaceTime her and talk every day, i love buying presents...
    Tomm3y Tomm3y 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    The two best relationships I have had were long distance. I use relationship as a general term for two people mutually interested in the other, caring for each other, and wanting...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I believe in Long Distance Relationships i have been in a lot that haven't worked but i'm waiting for the one that does
    jjjbq5 jjjbq5 18-21, M 7 Responses Oct 24

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    Hi. I met my boyfriend of over a year at college during my freshman year. We were both athletes and were inseparable but now we do not go to the same school and he lives in North...
    lyssas lyssas 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Long distance relationship is one of the best relationship. It's really sweet to see two patient hearts that are willing to wait :P
    LoveHadassah LoveHadassah 18-21, F Oct 28

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    AM IN LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP. I MET HIM ON XBOX AND I MET HIM IN PERSON WE SPENT TIME IT WAS THE BEST TIME ❤️. WE ARE 1 YEAR AND 3 month. 7/24/13. Forever...
    itzUrGurl itzUrGurl 13-15, F Oct 31

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    i ever in a long distance relationship and i think it's very works! but when i missing her a feel like i'm dying and then when we meet each other i feel happy more than everything...
    mirwanjoplin mirwanjoplin 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2

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    I think it's so cute when people have long distance relationships ❤️
    kingo5250 kingo5250 13-15, F 9 Responses Nov 3

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    Hello everybody! I'm a newbie here and just wanted to join because I want to have something to be busy off to. These past few days, I've been always crying anytime and anywhere...
    deynenri deynenri 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I have a long distance relationship with guy whom I've been with for a little over a month now <3 It's going steady and nice, but there's always my friends who think that he's...
    Kiara61499 Kiara61499 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 5

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    I was in long distance relationships with a few men. They all turned out well but they ended because of problems and lack of communication because they had jobs and our time zones...
    Jim666Moriarty Jim666Moriarty 16-17, T 1 Response Nov 8

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    if a girl posts that something then comes great response but if a boy does then??? lets what happens.. i want a long distance relationship... i am Indian..
    just4u97 just4u97 16-17, M Nov 8

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    When I was 15 I used to be in a long distance relationship. We lived in the same state except I lived in the suburbs and he lived in the city. He was extremely sweet! I used to...
    xlyricbelle xlyricbelle 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 9

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    I've been in a long distance relationship for 5 months now and its the happiest I've ever been. He lives 3 hours away from me but the biggest problem is the prices of train tickets...
    Fox0cean Fox0cean 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    I believe if you truly love someone then there you go I can long distance it
    blakenicholls blakenicholls 13-15, M Nov 11

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