I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    The longer you have to wait

    for something the more you will appreciate it when it finally arrives. The harder you have to fight for something, the more priceless it will become once you achieve it. And the more pain you have to endure on your journey, all those nights crying your eyes out, the sweeter...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2016

    When I first committed to my long distance

    relationship last year, I wasn't sure what to expect, dating someone that was not only ten thousand miles away from me, but also from a different culture and background than I am, how exciting I thought, I still do get excited. Neither of us is in a position to just pick up...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 26, 2016

    I have not been on here in a while.

    I first came on here around 2 years ago to see if I could give people advice, or just generally wanted to talk to people. I commented on someones experience and little did I know that the same comment was about to change my life. I did not come on here expecting anything like...
    CannonTop CannonTop
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

    12 months ago. and 6 months today i'm single.

    I am due to return home this march and will see what happen.
    lissomirl lissomirl
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2016


    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
    8 Responses Oct 5, 2013

    You know how there's a constant rollercoaster

    of emotions in this type of relationship? Various "stages", if you will? Right now I'm in a particularly negative mindset. As I've mentioned before, this is my second time trying to make a long distance relationship work with this man. We were together for a year, about 5 years...
    chasingDragonflies chasingDragonflies
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 19, 2016

    I'm actually tearing up right now.

    I miss my boyfriend so freaking much! I haven't seen him in so many years. Honestly he is the best guy I could ever ask for, and more. I can't get over how amazing he is. Other guys would have probably left me by now because of the distance and the wait. I love how he's the one...
    RavenS45 RavenS45
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 30, 2016

    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
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    I miss him everyday since we last said goodbye

    in early January. Some days I just miss him, but it's fine, because the happiness of having him is stronger and other days when everything seems to go wrong I miss him a lot, because I want him to hold me and long for the physical contact. Today is one of the latter days. It's...
    rakachinotohi rakachinotohi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016

    I have never seen you Nor touched your skin I

    have never felt your soft lips on mine Nor held you tight But I know I love you Not only because of the way you look Nor because of that sexy voice Not because of the sweet things you say But because of whom you are You are the smile to my face And the beat to my heart Where...
    crystalrosie crystalrosie
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 12, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    11 Responses Feb 15, 2007


    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
    4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

    I just want to wish everyone in this group -

    all the best in your relationship - things gets tough sometimes , trust , patience etc - it all racks a nerve sometimes , but with proper cooperation - the special things that bought people together - I hope they live on and carry over into happier lives . I hope things like...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 26, 2016

    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
    48 Responses May 20, 2013

    Not anymore.... I pray to a god I dont

    even believe in that he will take me back someday. I'll dream if him every night that I actually sleep.. I know he's my soulmate, I'm just not sure I'm his. Maybe someday.
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2016

    Long distance relationships are painful,

    exciting, compromising, delightful and just the worst at times. I'm in one now and I feel like I'm becoming an expert on them. But at some point, there's a wall that I hit where I just need closeness with that person. Where it feels like I can't do it anymore, but I don't want...
    emmathepanda emmathepanda
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    So my boyfriend and I got into an argument a

    couple of days ago. Not really an argument, just me being upset at him. The situation was not that serious it was just the fact that I'm tired of saying the same things over and over for the past two years again that really got me mad. I told him that I didnt want to speak to...
    laxlife laxlife
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    It's difficult at times,

    but totally worthwhile. The other person is wonderful and I plan to wait as long as it takes to be with them. I'm very patient.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016

    I am new to long distance relationships.

    can you give me some advice on how I can make this work. And he is joining the military.
    justme2905 justme2905
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    Sometimes I feel like he doesn't put

    as much effort into spending time with me than he does with his roommates. When we Skype, he's almost always distracted by the Internet. He isn't engaged in our time spent together. He lives with them and I only get to spend a few hours with him every couple days or so through a...
    bornaverage bornaverage
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 16, 2016

    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
    18 Responses Nov 17, 2011

    Here's to you. There is nothing harder

    than being miles from the one person you wish you were an arms reach from. There's nothing harder than squeezing your pillow when you want to be squeezing them. There is nothing worse than going out with your friends and wishing they were sitting right there by your side...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Feb 12, 2016

    The worst is when you need them,

    but they can't physically be there for you. Just one hug could give me all the strength in the world.
    babecave babecave
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    13 Responses Jun 10, 2007

    I've been in a long distance relationship before

    but this is very different. i dont feel that support like I did from my last.. I dont have those special words that I need to get through the time we spend apart... but when he is here I light up, I never stop smiling, I never wanna leave his side and that is something I have...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 2, 2016

    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

    I'm 17 from the UK, she's 15 from the USA,

    as things go we've been lucky. We get to Skype every single day, and have skyped every single day since we started dating (Christmas Day, 01:12 am, 2013 - Happiest day of my life). She dragged me out of a deep and dark place, I was depressed, and on the verge of self harm. One...
    JacobC123456 JacobC123456
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jun 4, 2014

    Im in a long distance relationship with my

    boyfriend and i dont talk to him or txt him sometimes for hours on a daily basis. I dont know what to do because i love him very much and i dont know why i do this.....
    PaperMoonz PaperMoonz
    13-15, F
    Apr 6, 2016

    Kind of in a long distance relationship.

    .. An on again off again one... He says he loves me and I feel like I love him, but since we live so far apart neither of us is going to keep the other one from dating other people. Part of that scares me but part of that makes me feel very secure in our love. We were together...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2016

    You don't need someone to complete you.

    You only need someone who will accept you completely.
    Roseebee Roseebee
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2016


    AND I CAN'T BE HAPPIER. I don't know if a person can be happy and sad at the same time, but yeah. I am so happy I finally met him, but I am also sad because yesterday he flew back to The Netherlands. Can't wait to see him again. Now it's time for getting used to him not being...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Aug 5, 2015

    Funny story... I met my boyfriend online.

    I didn't intend to make us into a relationship, but it just happened. Now I can say that I couldn't be happier. He's got about 6-7 months left in Japan, because he's in the Marines, and I'm just scared shitless because I don't know where he is getting stationed next. I do know...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 14, 2016

    Some people may think it's a joke ,

    or its vague , or even its sad in a pathetic way - that long distance relationships or even the ones that may have formed online are nothing real at all . Yes there are the people that come online and you have to put the " precaution " tape to them and get to know them first...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    We went for a walk - we didn't hold hands -

    but the company was great - the cool summer like air blowing in my hair with her laughter entertaining me in my ear . We spent a great time going to and back . An hour still was great , to have her like she was by my side . We may still be far apart , but Alex and I enjoyed...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Apr 10, 2016

    "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
    1 Response Dec 14, 2013

    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...
    HakunaMatata33 HakunaMatata33
    18-21, F
    47 Responses Dec 28, 2012

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    signeccaa signeccaa
    26-30, F
    Feb 24, 2016

    (Not anymore) I just got off work

    and when I got in the car I went to text him.. Then I remembered.. We're not together anymore. I know that its better for him but I was truly in love for the first time in my life. I know I was because I felt more with him than anyone else I've dated that weren't long distance...
    Bigcat1697 Bigcat1697
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 14, 2016

    I just can't stop smiling,

    I'm thinking that I'm the luckiest girl ever. He made me smile and cry, he knows that I'm insecure, yet he is always so sweet and supportive. 6 more months and I get to see him. 😍☺️❤️
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 16, 2016

    Just yesterday, I spent my day asleep

    and relaxing, not a care in the world for what consequences may be brought for the lack of responsibility. One thing was that, yesterday was memorable. Even though the lack of physical properties of being together, I will cherish my first entire year with you. Even if we last...
    ErroneousQuandary ErroneousQuandary
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2016

    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
    42 Responses Nov 12, 2008

    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
    36-40, F
    2 Responses May 27, 2014

    987 days since we've started dating.

    Been apart from each other for over 2 years. 7-8 hours of time difference. I miss her a lot, but I never regretted loving her.
    kwh1990 kwh1990
    26-30, M
    Aug 16, 2015

    The way we sleep, We make our bed across the

    globe, Forget king and queen size, We prefer transcontinental size, Woven through rich layers of times zones, Our bedroom stretches across oceans and continents, With the horizon for walls and infinite skies for ceilings, Our nights almost seamlessly slide over each other...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy
    41-45, M
    8 Responses Jul 1, 2015

    I met my boyfriend on this app over a year ago

    and this month we are finally going to meet in person for the first time!! I'm excited!
    roselani2005 roselani2005
    26-30, F
    Apr 2, 2016

    No more posts in this experience

    for me. She is here and we got married last weekend :)
    itismehello itismehello
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Oct 14, 2014

    It was a relationship

    that Andromeda had never envisaged happening lest of all to her . Surreal and uncanny . One day by sheer accident Andromeda stumbled upon a man on a social networking site. She had no experience of online chatting. Although he was an accomplished internet user given his...
    andromeda andromeda
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    It's really funny how life works out.

    I met this man 10 years ago when we were both very young. He and I became friends very quickly, and before I knew it, I was in love with him. I never told him of my feelings, and he moved away about a year after we met. Neither of us had cell phones at the time, so we didn't...
    chasingDragonflies chasingDragonflies
    22-25, F
    Mar 12, 2016

    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
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    my boyfriend,Stephen

    and I Skype every day.I absolutely love to hear and see him laughing his butt off and smiling.it makes me feel really good inside to know I'm the one making him laugh. I love him so much <3
    hiscutemangowifey hiscutemangowifey
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    Once again, I'm wide awake

    and he's fast asleep. It's 1am in our time zone. Anywho, I swear I hate how attached I am to him ... emotionally and mentally because when we actually aren't talking, it drives me bananas. We've been together for over a year and he's spoiled me rotten with his attention to the...
    MickxLove MickxLove
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2016

    We have survived some

    so far .... Distance can take a turn of sadness at critical points .... I've held on and so has my special one ... It's working towards our future that keeps me occupied and I guess it affects me less than it has with her ... But it's normal for your lady to miss you much and...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2016

    I met a guy online. Actually the website was not

    even built for dating. We met on 9gag. And after talking for a couple of months we started to flirt. We met after 5 months of knowing each other. It was more than amazing and now it's our 8th month. He is from Germany and i am from Turkey. We had 4 visits till now. The last one...
    hazaliscen hazaliscen
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 2, 2015

    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
    22-25, F
    Dec 9, 2014

    Love On The Battlefield

    I am 27 years old and a Gamer. In October 2011 Battlefield 3 came out and I was so excited. I went and got it and was loving the game. Little did I know that I would meet my Mr Right. He of course lives in Norway and I live in the US (East Coast). I never would have thought that...
    nomz711 nomz711
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 4, 2013

    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

    I'm in a long distance relationship with a very

    sweet man.I love him very much and I'm happy he works through things with me although I can be very stubborn sometimes -_- we have not yet met in person but we Skype every day.he works all day but always makes time for me through the day and after work.I feel really lucky that...
    hiscutemangowifey hiscutemangowifey
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2016

    I miss my sweet guy so much right now.

    He's asleep, I'm wide awake. We talk every single day but yesterday ...not so much because I was ill and asleep most of the day. When we finally did talk, the conversation had a very weird vibe . I ignored the thought, maybe I'm paranoid. I just didn't have the energy for a...
    MickxLove MickxLove
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2016

    10 more days until I get to see my sweetie

    again. She is meeting me in a city between hers and mine this time.
    Fatherofthedaughter Fatherofthedaughter
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015
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