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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 65 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2014

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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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    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 41-45, F Dec 1, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I would like to get some responses.. Is there any of you or somebody you know who is in a long distance marriage, -I stressed, marriage, not 'long distance relationship', -and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    I still find it surreal as I write this, that one day 6 years ago,by sheer accident I stumbled upon a man on a social networking site. I had no experience whatsoever of online...
    andromeda andromeda 36-40, F 7 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Just so you know...yes I am currently in a long distance relationship with a lady I consider my true love. So I have seen this question asked on here and there are as many negative...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I met a guy from a dating site and we started as friends corresponding through emails and Skype. Until such time our friendship grew and we fell in love on line..we were in...
    Maces Maces 51-55, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend. I have been judged due to our age as well as the age gap. I have told the few friends I have. Only one is aware that it is...
    Pinkstarx Pinkstarx 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 19

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    We have been married for almost 5 years now. We have spent about 3 of those years actually together and the rest apart. It has always been closed. It is now open, which I...
    jlaventer jlaventer 31-35, M Jan 15

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    Love it's what we all crave without knowing, the body needs and the mind. My love story may make you laugh, but it's true honest and to me funny. We met online as usual as everyone...
    stelliester stelliester 13-15, F a week ago

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    Recently, i knew that girl from EP and she came to me after i posted some issue i have with my mum and after some time we discovered that she was almost the female version of...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M Dec 30, 2014

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    i want to have a long distance relationship as a title. i'm attracted to us or european guy. but i don't have opportunity to meet them in my country(japan) so somebody let's...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F Jan 6

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    It has been six months so far in my long distance relationship. He is three hours away from me and it's been about four weeks since he visited. I miss him terribly. Things got a...
    AcousticSoul17 AcousticSoul17 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I went through a break up on January 7, and my life has changed in many ways. We were having a long distance relationship, since he went to get his law degree to the usa. We have...
    nyl16 nyl16 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Me and my boyfriend have a long distance relationship we have bin going out for half a year we text and call and Skype when ever we can we are prof that long distance...
    XXbloodisforeverXX XXbloodisforeverXX 13-15, F 16 hrs ago

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    You think long distance relationships are stupid? Well im sorry i'd rather date somebody who's perfect for me and put up with the distance than put up with being treated like...
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    When you're in a long distance relationship it teaches you that you can love someone from any distance around the world no matter how far apart you are. The best part is when you...
    SarahMalka SarahMalka 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    It is seriously the hardest relationship I have ever been in. we have been together for almost a year and used to live together in California. but for the past few months we have...
    fractalpterodactyl fractalpterodactyl 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I used to until I was in a long distance relationship. It works out for other people, but I will never do it again. He lived 45 minutes away (we never met before) well he got me in...
    DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt DeterminedToMakeLifeWorthIt 16-17, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi, i have sexual issues so long distance relationships always work best for me. Anyone aged 16-20 that wants to try? I'm a 17 year old bi girl from the uk. Message me
    wolfgirl277 wolfgirl277 16-17, F Jan 2

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    This is something very difficult to explain, yet to experience. We've met three years ago, online. I know what most of you is going to say, but it was one of the best nights of my...
    delusi0nal delusi0nal 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Dear K, I feel selfish and insecure. I miss you and sometimes, I don't feel you miss me as much. A long distance relationship is hard enough and with you globe trotting and...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 3

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    i want to believe and looking for a person who can have long distance relationship and believe in same way. Many people say it doesn't work. why not?? But i do believe. there are...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 13 Responses Jan 3

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    Pretty soon I'm going to be in a long distance relationship. I think it will work out, but at the same time I'm scared it won't. Not planning on breaking up so I hope we can do...
    143blondieee 143blondieee 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I actually like LDR. Preferably someone in the same time zone, but I don't mind Long Distance Relationships.
    LexyMarie LexyMarie 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    he's older than me and I'm underage. I Skype with him as much as possible. I can't stand being away from him for more than a few hours. he's in the hospital recovering from a...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I'm in school and he works full time. We see each other maybe twice a month. Being in a long distance relationship has been one of the hardest things I've ever done. It's hurts to...
    January52014 January52014 18-21 Jan 11

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    I sooooo would relocate anywhere in the world to be with someone I loved. Long distance relationships are cool, but after awhile, somethin goin have to give lol. I want to...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 14

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