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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    myktty myktty 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    Me and my boyfriend have been together for almost 2 years. Also we've both never been in a relationship before and i feel that's crazy in a good way. I can't believe he has SO much...
    CandyDreamsx CandyDreamsx 22-25, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Hi, I like the name of this cause Thanks to ep I now have some long distance friends too. I have chatted with many different people all over the world on here, and I really think...
    btiny13 btiny13 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    I probably have a really unique love story that I always love telling. I met my boyfriend on an internet game called Runescape about seven years ago. I lived in Michigan while he...
    RedrumRaven RedrumRaven 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2

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    I do believe a long distance relationship can work, as long as there is communication and trust with each other and of course being loyal, but I think a long distance relationship...
    Fred363 Fred363 16-17, M May 12

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    So, after 9 months of long distance relationship.. We decided to break up. This happened especially because he started liking a girl and he was suffering for the distance. Anyway...
    cindyy4 cindyy4 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    gofund.me/t9se228 well here is my link for my finding let me tell you a little bit about me well My name Is Mandy I am in a long distance relationship from the past 3 years and my...
    americangal americangal 16-17, F 1 Response May 4

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    05/14/2015 - My little girl Tiny, you may know her as (btiny13) wrote this letter for her mom. And I wanted to share it with all of you. She also had a song played at the funeral...
    Theman1901 Theman1901 70+, M 1 Response May 14

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    I've never had luck with short distance and I wanna try long distance cx
    tarynrain tarynrain 16-17, F 1 Response May 12

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    Over a year of a very long distance relationship..and when you fall in love with someone the distance sucks!!!! But I will stay strong. See her about 3 months a year .. Hopefully...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    Well I don't really have any friends here on ep yet, but I do have some long distances friends. They live a long ways from where I do. But we keep in touch by phone or yahoo...
    Theman1901 Theman1901 70+, M May 11

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    My girlfriend and I due to our jobs and prior obligations had to do a long distance relationship. I had to admit it sucked at first but we found a way through it. We were only 3...
    lonestallion153 lonestallion153 31-35, M May 13

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    I met a lass in Holland on a lads weekend trip during my time at uni. I'm not really into the club scene and after a hard night's drinking I needed to unwind at a cafe in the...
    Michaelx5 Michaelx5 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i believe long distance relationshipd can work , but i also believe they r the hardest .. missin u more , it has been 13 months now , am i ever gonna see u again ..
    missmonday missmonday 18-21 4 Responses May 1

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    Some days are better than others that's for sure. Sometimes I feel like I'm wasting my time, other times I feel like it's going to be so worth it in the end. What's a relationship...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 1 Response May 4

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    my long distance relationship was the most powerful and real thing I've ever felt, I've been so scared to try again because of the ups and downs I have faced with it, but I have...
    dizzyneat dizzyneat 16-17, F May 6

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    I had a long distance relationship that didn't work out and it was heartbreaking
    didsome didsome 31-35, M May 8

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    My girlfriend lives in Texas and im in Ohio but i cant help but be with her. I used to never think a long distance relationship could work but i guess you cant help who u fall in...
    LordJashin LordJashin 13-15, M 1 Response May 12

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    My long distance partner won't delete their dating profile online. Any suggestions?
    COTX COTX 26-30, M 2 Responses May 13

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