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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 7

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Well, first of all to all those who are in long distance relationship, my deepest felicitations and best wishes for you are brave enough to believe and support each other without...
    DAKtheligislator DAKtheligislator 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    hi! my name is jesse and id like to tell you all that despite what alot of people say. long distance relationships CAN work if both people put the effort equally in. any amount...
    Angeldark87 Angeldark87 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am not certain if long distance relationships can work or not. Distance can create a passion that is not taken for granted. Then again distance is difficult and can create strain...
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I'm in a long distance relationship for the very first time. We met online and it was cool to have someone to talk to. We were just friends but then we started liking each other...
    greenpurpleblack greenpurpleblack 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I believe that long distance relationships can work as long as both people are totally committed to making it work.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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    2 years ago I met this amazing guy online and his name was Logan. I was 12 and he was 14, we were just kids talking for fun. But we didn't realize that through out the years we...
    annnnnaxo annnnnaxo 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Long distance relationships, although they have their perks, kind of suck. You see, I have this boyfriend who I really love more than anything in the world. He's my life. But...
    MrsDuckx3 MrsDuckx3 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Being jn a long distance relationship is hard:$ but if two hearts love eachother who is to tell them it isn't love. They built air ports in their hearts, That flys them over to...
    livingwithdemions livingwithdemions 13-15, T 3 Responses Nov 19

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    Hello EP FAMILY. I am here asking for help, My name is Citlalli Ramos, I'd like to share this exciment feeling ive got. 3 years ago, I met the most amazing guy on earth and fell...
    citlalliprincess19 citlalliprincess19 18-21, F Nov 23

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    Just got in to a long distance relationship.. I am praying that it works! He is willing to put in as much effort as I am to make this work... Wish me luck! And if there is any...
    AaliyahLove AaliyahLove 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 25

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    Everybody always throws trust on it! I'm here to tell you, it is not always directly about trust! Sometimes it's about logic and logically speaking long distance and relationship...
    newbeginnings15 newbeginnings15 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Did you know they write books on how to make a long distance relationship work? WTF do the writers smoke? I want some too!!!
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I really want to be in a long distance relationship, but I kinda feel guilty about wanting to because I feel like I'm just trying to push away any pressure about sex. :/
    beingbrye beingbrye 22-25, T 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Me and my boyfriend are in a long distance relationship and we see each other like every other week. This week he's been really sick with a lung infection and hasn't even texted me...
    danidenn danidenn 16-17, F Nov 28

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    I love my boyfriend to death, we've been in a long distance relationship for 6 months. I've known him for about 2 years. I can't imagine life without him. It might sound stupid...
    brendyistrendy brendyistrendy 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I have boyfriend in my home country and I am working here in US. My boyfriend loves me so much and I know I want to marry him just when the time comes. But long distance...
    Monikaa03 Monikaa03 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I wanna be in a Long Distance Relationship because when we see each other for the first time in person, would be like the world was made for us
    urlilguy urlilguy 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    Long distance relationships, if you're in one here's what you can expect....phone calls, texts, emails, forgotten holidays & birthdays, making the most if the time you have...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    first I have to apologies for my bad english. it's my 3rd language so I probably won't express my thoughts like I would want to also do I make many grammer mistakes so plz guys be...
    melodies1984 melodies1984 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 2

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    I want a man to spoil me long distance with care and love.... someone who can be a friend and a companion... someone who manage to take time out no matter how busy....
    shaurya26 shaurya26 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 4

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    I am in a long distance relationship... And he makes me really super happy, we talk on the phone/skype everyday. This morning we talked and his friend (who makes me laugh) is very...
    TheHurting TheHurting 16-17, F Dec 7

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    I am in a long distance relationship with a really wonderful girl. We are making it work. We talk every night and text during the day. We send each other pictures everyday. We are...
    zompire98 zompire98 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I've been feeling sad lately. We've been in s long distance relationship for two years now, but things have been changing. She isn't the same anymore, she talks differently to me...
    furdayz furdayz 18-21, M 4 days ago

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