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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    Last time I posted here it was

    when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to live there. I was there for one and half years. At the end when she was really sick and we knew her time was limited I met a friend...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 15

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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 1 Response Dec 1, 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 41-45, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Dec 29, 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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    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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    myktty myktty 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I cannot believe I can still say this, but yes I do believe a long distance relationship can work. My ldr failed miserably and I am a bit sour about that type of relationship for...
    xWarriorPrincessx xWarriorPrincessx 22-25, F 11 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I love her so much. It's only been a month since we've known each other and we've already been through a lot. No matter what we've gone through we've overcame it. I can't see...
    SullivanTheLegend SullivanTheLegend 16-17, M 16 hrs ago

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    So I'm in this long distance relationship and it sucks. I've been with this beautiful women of mine for eight months now and she had to move on the other side of the US to further...
    Sean49 Sean49 22-25, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well another countdown has started whoop whoop! So many good things to look forward to mainly because it is a real holiday for both of us. Not a short visit not a ride along but...
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my LDR didn't work for the people we were. the distance those two years had nothing to do with it.
    mermaidhairr mermaidhairr 22-25, F a week ago

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    I think if you truly care about someone, trust them and try to put the effort in, it can definitely work. I was in a long distance relationship once and when he moved, we were able...
    waywardgirl98 waywardgirl98 16-17, F a week ago

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    Im in a long distance relationship with someone and i really do hope it works out. i mean we talk like everyday and see eachother. Is it possible to fall for someone even if ur...
    laulaud laulaud 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    I don't know how to cope with not seeing him for so very long. Trying to find the strength to be the strong independent woman I am meant to be. He had decided that he doesn't want...
    ladylonewolf89 ladylonewolf89 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    Working and going to school full time, I prefer a long distance relationship for now.
    UpCloud UpCloud 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Love is love whether across the room or across continents. True love does not lessen when crossing time zones or seas. Mountains are no obstacle and neither should be the...
    LeChemineau LeChemineau 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    God I ******* hate long distance relationships :/ living 2 hours drive from my boyfriend sucks.. Even worse when I'm the only one with a car yet I can't even drive up and see him...
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    Dated a lot of girls in person, but the only one I ever actually fell in love with was a long distance relationship. We were both young and had absolutely no idea how to properly...
    Erizabesu Erizabesu 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Relationship in real word is bad luck for me... so I am thinking of long relationship anyone here would like to talk and willing to be with me for long relationship...
    sreyance24 sreyance24 16-17, M Aug 19

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    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    They can be hard but I've seen them work. I've seen more fa