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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...

    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-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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I can tell you a lot about long distance relationships. They ARE hard. They CAN work, but MOST of the time, they don't. There is a big difference between being in a long distance...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Almost three years ago, I remember my faith in long distance relationships was fading away. Experience showed me that behind those people I thought I knew and cared about were...
    SquareOne1 SquareOne1 18-21, F Aug 6

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    Hello, my name is Casey and I am 16 years old and currently in a long distance relationship with a boy whom is also 16. I live in California and my boyfriend lives in New York. We...
    TheOddChild TheOddChild 16-17, F Jul 24

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    It all started back in 2011 when I was 18, just a few months away from turning 19. I had been using a site called flashflashrevolution.com because I was interested in the game it...
    HillyHana HillyHana 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I read this in the elite daily's post. Somehow I really believe that long distance relationship is a chance to be on your own without ever having to feel alone. As in long...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I met (let's call him T) T two years ago. In April of this year, I had the opportunity to go visit him in Japan and really hit it off with him. We ended up liking each other and...
    dreamsheep dreamsheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    I was in a long distance relationship for two years,then one night I was trying to skype him and his cat liked to climb on the computer and I was floored when his cat like hit it...
    jesikahluv jesikahluv 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I absolutely think that ldr can work. I put forth all my effort into any relationship I'm in. Especially a long distance one. You just have to have the same feedback and trust. I...
    kittenasylum kittenasylum 16-17, F 12 Responses Aug 1

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    I don't know if I can say "Am" anymore. I am just so sad rightnow and frustrated.. We have been long distance since the beginning. and now that he is in Tokio he realized how far...
    sahikat sahikat 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    Being apart from the person, you love has to be one of the most challenging experiences in a persons life. Every day that you are apart. Can't help but be reflected on as...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am currently in a so called long sistance reletiinship, met through a friend who is aslo in a long distance reletionship, so im with her friends friend haha but , at first he...
    hiphop41 hiphop41 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Long distance relationships can work, but only if the two companions are honest, loyal, communicating ( not meaning up each other's ***** ), and trusting. A long distance...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 28

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    My long distance friends here on EP has proven to be far better friends, than any if those I can meet on the streets tomorrow. I have even met someone special here on EP. I have...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Jul 30

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    For some reason I really want a long distance relationship. I've been in one before, and it was the best. I'm actually the one that ended it because I was immature and stupid. I...
    nakoj nakoj 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I've been in a long distance relationship for 6 months now, we've been talking for 7. We've never met, we started talking through twitter, and I'm in Wisconsin and he's in Texas. I...
    savannahsays savannahsays 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Never had a long distance relationship before , but I just hope when I leave for college me & my girlfriend remain to stay strong . I know it's going to be difficult but im willing...
    lmyrical lmyrical 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 24

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for almost 10 months so far and during all that time , I've never met my boyfriend yet not even once. Every time I try to plan to meet...
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 Aug 6

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    Long distance relationships are so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    I remember saying to myself when I was younger that I would never be in one. Never say never. We met online when I was 16, he was 17. I was always a paranoid person on the internet...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Meh. I tried it for a while and it didn't work out. Sometimes distance gets the better part of people. I'd prefer not to get into another long distance relationship although I'm...
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    Honestly, long distance can work. But it takes 2 people to make it not just one! As long as you trust each other & your honest & you give your whole heart then yanno why not? Some...
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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