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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F Jul 6

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose...
    LucyColemanxo LucyColemanxo 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 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 4 days ago

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    Long Distance Relationship aren’t always ideal. In fact, they’re really tough. You spend countless of hours just talking through a phone or through a screen. You can’t see...
    AJAY2404 AJAY2404 31-35, M 8 Responses Jul 8

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    I met this guy online a year ago and we have been close every since. He finally asked me out and of course I said "yes!". He lives in France so the distance is a problem but we...
    linkingold linkingold 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    And it's perfect. Honestly, a Long Distance Relationship IS a hard thing to manage. There are lots of pros and cons regarding the concept of Online Dating. Like missing out on...
    TheMasterMan1 TheMasterMan1 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I believe they can to an certain point. If your boyfriend who you've dated for a couple years is gone for a couple months on business and both people stay faithful and talk to each...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I have been in a long distance relationship for 8 months. What makes it work is that we do make time to see each other every couple of months. We also text quite a bit and Skype...
    jlhhlj123 jlhhlj123 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    So i have a friend from a different state, its not really a long distance relationship because we aren't really, like officially, boyfriend and girlfriend. we only text but we do...
    Aimeelouisee Aimeelouisee 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I believe long distance relationships can work, but I got burned in a long distance relationship and all she wanted was money. She did not get what she wanted and I got left out...
    Kerry2014 Kerry2014 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    ''long distance'' means different things to different people. It's not like we are on different continents or in different countries or anything, but we live forty miles apart...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like a terrible person rightnow... and I don't know what to do anymore... I'm already in a long distance for 8 months.. He lives 8 hours away by train.. We barely manage to...
    sahikat sahikat 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    meet her about a week or so ago on here and we just been talking and then I asked her to be my long distance girlfriend. I completely won her over. Now as long as we last a year, I...
    barqy barqy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Am I the only one that believes in long distance relationships? And I'm not talking about dating the person for a month or 2 than giving up. I mean like dating them for 9-10 months...
    Imdestroyed Imdestroyed 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I live in the United States and there's this guy I really like but the problem is he lives all the way in the United Kingdom. He asked me yesterday to be his girlfriend but I didn...
    Ki123 Ki123 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I've been with my boyfriend 9months and we are pretty good together. Thing is now he as been offered a job in Australia building a factory. I don't know if I can have a long...
    sarah696969 sarah696969 31-35, F Jun 29

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    So I'm really really excited because I've been in a long distance relationship for nearly 3 years and my boyfriend is finally making the move in 2 weeks time :) I'm so excited and...
    amythetinysaur amythetinysaur 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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