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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    415 Miles

    This number goes through my brain constantly....  415 miles.  That's how far away my girlfriend is from me.  Oddly enough, we lived REALLY close to each other for a good portion of our lives.  With the same interests, we probably even bumped into each other here or there...
    Ardhanaridream Ardhanaridream 31-35, M 40 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    We met in person for the first time; I still

    can't believe we made it happen.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Things do change over time.

    I have always been taken for granted. And for once I thought that this time I will be loved and cared for. But I never knew when I was brought back to the same spot, the spot I never ever wanted to go back to. The feeling of loneliness, being shadowed by billions is painful...
    dhunuja dhunuja 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Please, Come Home!

    My life is a mess. I need you most at times like these. I'm stressed, full of anger, I feel worthless. I need you to hold me in your arms and tell me everything is going to be okay. Lend me your shoulder to cry on. Help me through this difficult time. My old escape doesn't seem...
    HansonsGirl HansonsGirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Aug 24, 2011

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    There is no denying that loving someone without

    being able to touch is intense and can be deeply frustrating. The body seems to be always aroused without being able to make full release. The heart is constantly craving. The mind is...put under tremendous stress to reconciliate the passion and frustration. This sometimes makes...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 30

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    You Have to Sacrifice For the Things That You Love.

    I'm getting lost, and I can feel it happening. He lives in Canada and I'm in the US, 2000 miles away from my boy, 2222 miles to be exact. Point six, or something, but whatever, that's just because we've talked about it. That's just it, we talk about everything, we've talked...
    jukeboxjuly jukeboxjuly 19-21, F 14 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    Nope, not anymore. 4 years down the drain.

    I'm no longer in a relationship.
    healthyvibes healthyvibes 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    It's not about how much time you have,

    it's about the quality of how you spend it.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    cassiecc11 cassiecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14

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    He and I will be 8 months in 10 days.

    This relationship is truly one of the hardest things I have done in my life. He is a huge secret, which makes it hard because I love him so much. And I see those meeting videos on youtube and the success stories online, and I cry because I am for them but I know that those...
    poopy0219 poopy0219 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Isnt it crazy? How you can accidentally stumble

    across someone and they can become one of,if not the, most important people/person in your life? I always swore up down, until i was blue in the face, that i would never be in a long distance relationship, that they were never with it. Crazy to think that was only a little over...
    tayelizabeth tayelizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    We Met On Yahoo Chat

    One night when I was bored I went on Yahoo chat looking for someone to bug and he messages me. We talked that night for like 5 hours on there. The next day we exchanged phone numbers and we talked everyday. Three months later he asked me to be his gf...I said yes. After a year I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    Anniversary

    Two weeks ago on the 10th was the anniversary of the first conversation I had with someone I met here on EP a year ago. On the 10th of November 2012, I engaged in a yahoo messenger with an EP member named DulcebeautyV. I was only expecting a fun and light hearted friendship, and...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 5 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Four months! But it feels like a year.

    .. My first LDR and I love it! c: You're the best! :)) I love you.
    Miaaa8 Miaaa8 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 14

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    Being in a long distance relationship is easy,

    and really nurtures a strong emotional and intellectual bond. You really get to know someone, and if you can just talk to them for hours on end most of the year, your relationship when you're finally both together is pretty much unbreakable. In my opinion, it only becomes...
    1x1muse1x1 1x1muse1x1 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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    I'm in a long distance relationship

    and he makes me happy from thousands of miles away.
    bellapock bellapock 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 14

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    We met in second grade.

    Well, I was in second grade. He was in fifth. He was the absolute coolest kid in our elementary school. I was the new kid, which is hard on a second grader. I was abnormally small, my face was perpetually pouty and I wore skirts and dresses every day. Needless to say, I wasn...
    karrotkace karrotkace 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Today,,,, Today my LDR ends Today,

    ,,, We begin the rest of our lives together
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 1

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    It's a nostalgic feeling that

    after a year, I stumbled across this website again. I read my old posts that are mostly about my struggles of being in a long distance relationship. Most of them about missing him and hoping I will be able to be with him soon. A year has passed and a lot of things has happened...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    I can't decide what to do.

    A few days ago, i met a girl on an online game, and since that day we've been chatting for hours and having fun each day now. I really like her and she likes me. Before i take any action, i still want to see how she looks though. But if i know how she looks, i would get into an...
    Slyter Slyter 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I am going to be in a long distance

    relationship.. He's moving for a better job .. Which is always good 6 hours away. Our relationship has been rocky ... He's such a nice sweet man . But I'm at my life where I'm not happy with myself . I don't have much friends , I'm still going to school . I don't know how I...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    my boyfriend comes on Tuesday.

    . I can't even wait.. I haven't seen him since August 1 and with all the doubt from one of my much older wise friends I think I just really need this To see him and I think everything will be confirmed and it will be okay
    CammieBx CammieBx 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    No Longer

    I am no longer in a long distance relationship. I no longer fall asleep on the phone. I no longer send a text as soon as I wake up. I no longer talk about how much I wish I could hold her. I no longer fantasize about being with her everyday. I no longer wait for months to...
    Vyppaaa11 Vyppaaa11 31-35, M 51 Responses May 20, 2013

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    It's been almost a year!

    Only 3 more years until we can finally see each other. Even though he might not know it, he makes me so happy and he's absolutely perfect. There's not a day that goes by without me thinking of him. <3
    Squishyytaco Squishyytaco 13-15, F Dec 21

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    i never thought i could feel this way towards

    someone i've never met! neither of us have done ldr before. i hope he comes to visit me soon, and hopefully move here. that would be amazing. we are soul mates. we are perfect for each other. i keep trying to convince myself that i'm just going crazy but everytime i am on the...
    daydreamer27 daydreamer27 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I lay in my bed and think about you I love you

    so much I don't know what to do I feel your warmth at my side The pain in my heart moves to my eyes So far away yet always so near You are the reason I am still here. I await the times when we can talk I await the times we can finally hold hands and walk To feel you for real...
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 15

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    When my lovely lady when back home on Sunday I

    had the worst reaction. I dropped her off at the airport and then made my way to work. I was fine until I started my shift and suddenly I started getting flashes of light and other visual disturbances in my left eye. They eventually went away but I'm convinced it was from the...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 Dec 11

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    I am dating the love of my life.

    She has helped me learn to stand on my own two feet and realize a can walk alone, and it's not a bad thing to hold someone's hand as you walk. She has helped me after two years, finally get over the crippling grief I faced. And she helped learn what love is, selfless, and...
    AreYouMadCool AreYouMadCool 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    Long distance tests your bond of love

    for one another, as well as patience. There will always be that feeling of insecurity, worry and haste towards one another but that's what makes the love so strong in the relationship. You love each other to the point where you'd do anything to keep it from fading. I love my bf...
    jahfeel jahfeel 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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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 were talking, we were falling in love. I think what really did it was that I was able to talk to him when ever I needed him. He was always there...
    annnnnaxo annnnnaxo 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    Being apart from the person,

    you love has to be one of the most challenging experiences in a persons life. Every day that you are apart. Can't help but be reflected on as precious moments, funny moments, useful moments ..lost! Of course there is another reality which.. Time apart somehow re affirms...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I'm not in a long distance relationship,

    my brother is. He has been for the past 9 years. She lives in California and when they started he was in New Brunswick. He now lives in Vancouver to be closer. If you are losing hope with your relationship I want to tell you this. They are getting married in August. They still...
    smirksy smirksy 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27

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    I'm in a long distance relationship it's hard

    but it also works to advantage of both people too because you slowly grind questions to each other so feels like your building a Mansion by hand it takes longer but at least you know it will be perfect or in our case beyond perfect and it's only getting bigger and stronger day...
    RonSims RonSims 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    yup i am in a long distance

    and i love it. I love exchangin email,chatting and talking to him everyday :) he make me so happaayyyyy :) but to be honest i would admit it can get tough sometimes very very tough and sometimes i even fear that it wont work out :( but he is always there to make me believe hat...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    My boyfriend recently came home from his

    Marines' boot camp. He was gone for 3 months with no contact, but I made it a point to write to him every day. Now he is back for a month thanks to the holiday. He has wanted to spend as much time with me as possible, but I had to go back to school for two weeks to finish finals...
    Baybae Baybae 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I've been in a LDR for over 3 years now,

    and it's going strong. I met her on a blogging website by accident and we starting talking out of boredom. After a days I couldn't get her off my mind. I remember seeing the private message pop up and feeling so happy and excited to talk to her. We eventually started talking on...
    uvexsti uvexsti 22-25, M Nov 30, 2013

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    Love Story?

    My Love Story <3 I was in a long distance relationship with a guy from France. Mathias is his name, and I was currently living across the ocean from him, it really sucks though. And he is a little bit younger than I am. It all started last year when I was on...
    Canadianchick94 Canadianchick94 18-21, F 53 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    I Was In a Very Silly Long Distance Relationship!

    Last year, I was involved in a very silly long distance relationship. Now normally, "silly" is the last word you would (and should) use to describe a long distance relationship. This is because such a relationship usually shows the devotion of two people to each other and their...
    Damoiselle Damoiselle 19-21, F 12 Responses Feb 15, 2007

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    idk what to say really.

    i love him, i know i do. but these last few weeks have been hard. hes barly replyed to any of my messages and as of 3 days ago hes just flat out stopped. maybe this is a sign he doesnt want to be together? idk. im so confused.
    TaSan TaSan 22-25, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My long-distance relationship petrifies me.

    I haven't ever felt so strongly about someone before, which inevitably makes me feel so vulnerable. When he's around, nothing else matters. When we're apart, I struggle to keep myself above the surface and end up swallowed in my thoughts. I know I shouldn't ever think negative...
    ChaoticAdvection ChaoticAdvection 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Message To All Those In Long Distance....

    I did it for 8 years. We met at 16. We are 24 now. If it is meant to be it will work out. It will be hard, you will both screw up, make mistakes, yell and scream, cry... but if you can learn to forgive, to trust, to communicate... to appreciate your time together... to see the...
    buttafwy buttafwy 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I think people make LDRs hard.

    I don't find it incredibly hard to be in one. I suppose this is because I'm used to not seeing my favorite people due to distance. I also suppose that my lack of interest in most intimate activities helps me out too. I wouldn't even put it past that my introvert tendencies make...
    alric alric 16-17, F Dec 13

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    19 days. Sah close!!!

    I've packed up about a third of my room now. I'm a hoarder naturally, so chucking out stuff I've had for ten+ years is hard to say the least. But it'll be worth it :3 He's started doubting, as you do when things become close. 'What if you want to leave when you get here...
    ShiveringGaze27 ShiveringGaze27 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 3

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    "Long distance relationships do not rely on

    physical love." "Long distance relationships are driven by the love that inspires your heart, mind and soul." ♥
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    But Im getting tired of not having him around

    me :( Im getting too jealous and I miss him so much :(
    kikasantos kikasantos 13-15, F Dec 13

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    On July I'll be leaving

    for 7 months, and I'm scared my boyfriend will move on. It's so sad
    healthyvibes healthyvibes 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    7000 Miles Away From Happiness, My Japanese Princess.

    It all started with a friend request over facebook, i added her and from that very moment i was attracted to her which i didn't act on as i had felt it before but this time it was different. For the first few months we didn't really talk so much just a few comments to each other...
    bigal220684 bigal220684 26-30, M 19 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Cravings

    Cravings, The terrible and wonderful things about long distance relationships are cravings. I crave her, those three words seem to cover it, but it does not spell out in such a simple manner. With time and conversation and knowledge of each other, I have come to crave very...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 10 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    I just got back from taking her to the airport.

    Neither of us wanted to part. It was a wonderful time together though we had an unexpected medical emergency. I think this visit showed we can deal with the bad as well as the good. All I know is I desire you in my life. I was so happy when you said yes Fri evening at the lake...
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 2 Responses May 29

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    For starters, they aren’t

    as hard or as much as a struggle as they may seem. People make them more of a challenge than what they really are. People think distance “plays a factor” in a long distance relationship. It really isn’t a factor. It’s more of a test. An obstacle. A true long...
    NatashaMitchell NatashaMitchell 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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