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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 People

    myktty myktty 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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-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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello i will share my storry about long distance relationships. P.s sorry my englis is low. i`am in long distance relationships alredy 4 years and we engage. but sometims my men...
    Dzilis Dzilis 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I am 17 and in a long distance relationship with a guy my age who lives 50 miles away. On Thursday we will have been together for 4 months. I know I am still young and he's not...
    livs98 livs98 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    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 Mar 30

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    I just thought that I would share my LDR story, to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, and I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I just thought that I would share my LDR story, to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    So, yes, I am in a long distance relationship. Never thought that’s gonna be my story, but here we are. It’s been going on for 8 months, and it sucks. No, let’s get it...
    essig88 essig88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    i have long distance relationship with a boy from another country and i finally together with him in reall! i belive that long distance relationship works as long as both of yous...
    rizkachristanti rizkachristanti 16-17, F Apr 8

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    What started as a spark over some instant messages, shared emails and exchanged pictures, turned flat. I met a couple of guys long distance. While I maintain just strictly...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm have been in a long distance relationship for almost 3 months now (and I've know him for almost 4)I live in MA and my boyfriend lives in IL he's 18 with cute red hair and the...
    EminemSavedMe EminemSavedMe 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I met my husband through the man who is now my brother-in-law. At our wedding he was the best man and in his speech he said "I may be losing a good house keeper but I am gaining a...
    ag00dwife ag00dwife 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Mar 29

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    this year will make four years since my bf and i have been together and three years since our relationship has been long distance. i need some tips om stuff that can make our...
    evasweet evasweet 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    A long distance relationship certainly has the potential to work. But heed my advice: Don't make your first strong love relationship long distance.
    Landstrom11 Landstrom11 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    I'm not yet in a long distance relationship but I will be in the near future because my boyfriend is leaving for college. He'll only be four hours away from me but I mean obviously...
    millerjo1 millerjo1 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    My girlfriend & I have been dating respectively for 5 almost 6 months now. She's absolutely amazing. Weird & crazy at times, but it's who she is & I love it so much. We're not too...
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Well not a long long distance relationship. Someone in the NY tri state area. Ages 17-25 preferably.
    pearlgir1 pearlgir1 16-17, F Apr 6

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    I completely believe long distance relationships can work as long as 2 people are committed to making it work. If either side has doubts and is not completely committed it can...
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Recipe for long distance relationship: Take one boy from the west ??, and a girl from the east ??. Place them in a large bowl, but don't let them touch yet. Add two computers with...
    SweetcakesJr SweetcakesJr 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago