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I Am In a Long Distance Marriage

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Looking for a man to spoil me n love me care for me cherished me long distance I am openly minded and will do anything for you as you spoil me too :)
    Teeteesky Teeteesky 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    ive had several long distance relationships. two turned into marriage. so i know it can work it just has to be something u both want!
    SadisticPsychoBitch SadisticPsychoBitch 31-35, F Oct 4

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      My name is Stephanie Lewis and I am a casting director in NYC. I am developing a docu-series around couples in inter-country long distance relationships, so I wanted to...
    StephanieLewis710 StephanieLewis710 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 1

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      My name is Stephanie Lewis and I am a casting director in NYC. I am developing a docu-series around couples in inter-country long distance relationships, so I wanted to...
    StephanieLewis710 StephanieLewis710 26-30, F Oct 1

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      My name is Stephanie Lewis and I am a casting director in NYC. I am developing a docu-series around couples in inter-country long distance relationships, so I wanted to...
    StephanieLewis710 StephanieLewis710 26-30, F Oct 1

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    I think long distance relationships can work. If you honestly like that person enough and care for them knowing they care for you. But, in hindsight it can really take a toll just...
    DavidReam DavidReam 13-15, M Oct 6

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    I have been in two long distance relationships and they have worked out wonderfully. Although we did break up the connection I had with them was better than I could ever ask for...
    glomilk glomilk 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 6

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    long distance relationships can work out, if you want it too....i had a long distance relationship and we worked at it for 4 months and then he moved in with me and my family...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I'm in a long distance relationship...AGAIN! In may I broke up with my boyfriend of over two years, mainly because it wasn't working out for us. Well for me at least. But also...
    Pennyhearts Pennyhearts 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    I am in a new international long distance relationship. We met while we were on vacation, and we texted each other everyday and Skyped once every week. I went to see him after 4...
    lilanow lilanow 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    My boyfriend is currently in boot camp and I'm attending college to become a Dental Hygienist. I'm hoping to get into the Fall 2015 program and it's for 2 years. That leaves my...
    amoulton93 amoulton93 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    The last time I was in a long distance relationship, it ended badly; and I swore to never do that again^^' Now, two years later, I'm in another long distance relationship, and it's...
    VivGhost VivGhost 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 23

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    As of March 21st 2015, I will have been in a long distance relationship for 5 years. I am in love with the guy I am with, but the only problem is, while we are apart, he hardly...
    anonymouslymysterious anonymouslymysterious 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    They never work. I been in three long distance relationships. I have broke up with two of them. The third I am about to throw in the towel. Long distance in my book is more than 3...
    calliesweetheart calliesweetheart 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm in love with a woman that shares her intellect with me and that's all. Not her body, and even though I lust her at random times, I've grown to respect her spirit. She's 5,000...
    KamtaMaat KamtaMaat 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 3

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    Yes! Only true love can survive. Distance is a big challenge for those who are in a long distance relationship. Need to work hard for it. But im pretty sure it will be worth it.
    Shai15 Shai15 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've had long distant relationships before and didn't work out that well.. We either drifted apart from no contact or the love fizzled out.. Im currently in a new long distance...
    BennetWitch BennetWitch 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 10

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    I've been in a long distance relationship for 3 and a half years now. 59 days (not counting or anything) left til I leave and move in with him. I get asked so much how to make it...
    ShiveringGaze27 ShiveringGaze27 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 23

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    Long Distance Relationship is possible as long as both still look at the same sky, step the same planet, breathe the same air. Love can move mountains, divide the sea and detour...
    IAMPINAY IAMPINAY 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    I'm in a long distance relationship but I'm not happy at all. We haven't been together that long and we barely text anymore. Before we got together he said he would always be there...
    AJMClassof14 AJMClassof14 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 9

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    It hurts. It's pure torture. But it's worth it. I still haven't figured out how to manage the dreadful emotions that come with being in a long distance relationship. The endless...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    My best friend keeps holding my hand when we are alone together. I honestly I don't mind it at all I really like it but I have a boyfriend and it's long distance so we can't be...
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I had not yet been in a long distance relationship. But I believe it can work if: 1. Both parties can compromise each other well. 2. Sacrifices need to be made. 3. Don't waste your...
    cherryknot cherryknot 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I used to believe a long distance relationship could work, until I found out this was false by definition, no relationship can work. FOR ME
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    The last relationship I had was long distance, and it lasted 9 months, I had so much fun even though I never met her I loved her so much, I do believe it can work, I'd happily try...
    XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX XxXxSPRIGGSxXxX 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I've been in a long distance relationship for 8 months now. We met in a karaoke app, so at first most (if not everything) of the things we do together are songs. After sometime...
    ICanBeBad ICanBeBad 31-35, F Sep 24

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    It really feels good to truly be loved and appreciated <3 didnt have that as much before .for long distance it can work and it is for me it doesnt feel like he is far away
    Queen1993 Queen1993 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26

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