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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    I thought I would share some of my personal

    advice regarding long distance relationships. I know how stressful and painful they can be but, here are my tips that I find will make it easier. 1. Plan ahead: there's nothing worse when you got no idea when you're other half will visit you again. This can make days become...
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    Time runs out so fast during the visits.

    .. So SO much to do, so little time... Whilst you're trying to be happy / appreciate that they're there, the thought of it only being temporary spoils it all in an instant. We look forward to a future together but what I sometimes crave too much for is the present together...
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    I've been visiting my ldr partner

    but I leave him and go back to the States soon.
    ahakatelin ahakatelin 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 26

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    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 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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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 18 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    second time in a row Kaito

    and i have seen each other on live cam...... he's just too cute to let go of, but i have to...... as much as it pains me (really hate timezones!!). he's got such an adorable accent too!! my days are so much better now, he has no clue about how much happiness he brings me (even...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12

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    If I breathe and allow logic to surpass emotion

    then I would know that he is ok. That it is not uncommon for him to lose electricity for hours, sometimes days, at a time. That even though he is in a dangerous place, surrounded by unpredictable circumstances - he knows how to keep himself safe. Anyone who is in a situation...
    annalea annalea 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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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 1 Response May 29, 2014

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    You consume my heart

    and my every thought, but yet, I want to be consumed more by you. The dreams we have will keep us warm. But the first kiss is when life will begin. ~ Unknown And by then... our dream will be complete
    Passionful Passionful 22-25, F Feb 4, 2015

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    he says he knows the pain like how i do,

    but i know i miss him more. i love Kaito so much it's eating me up inside..... the text box is such a tease. i can't cuddle him, i can't kiss him..... all i can do is talk with him. until someone gets into a LDR themselves, they don't know the struggle. him and i can't actually...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    No more posts in this experience

    for me. She is here and we got married last weekend :)
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 12, 2015

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    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My guy and I have been together now

    for almost 3 months we are 5 hours apart. We both have grown very strong feelings for one another. In the beginning we talked everyday quite a few times a day. Now it's slim due to his job... When it use to be phone calls and text now it's IM every now and then. He says its only...
    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I'm in a long distance relationship I love my

    boyfriend but there's this guy we are good friends we talking about everything and today I saw him with a girl and I got jealous and I don't know why ? Can anyone help me figure this out am I catching feelings for the guy ?
    AngelSantana AngelSantana 13-15, F Jan 13

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    well where do I begin.

    .at a very low time in my life where I had no control over anything and my family was falling apart I met someone, someone very special to me :) so here's my story :) ill just give you a picture of my life in a nutshell. in school I was never social enough to get a girlfriend...
    mikejr223 mikejr223 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    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 6 Responses Sep 2, 2015

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    Now I'm staying longer

    than I was supposed to, fantastic for my career but not so good for my marriage. We celebrated our 1 year anniversary on Skype so everything's just great.
    skailor skailor 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    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

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    I am at the point of accepting a grad school

    offer. Because of my field I had two choices. One near me and one near my now boyfriend. The grad school applications came before I met my boyfriend. Our relationship is progressing wonderfully. Now I'm struggling between going to the school of my dreams (near me) or the school...
    ally1194 ally1194 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm about to see my girlfriend again

    for the first time since before we were together! God, I've missed her so much!!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 22

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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 43 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    he's my everything. <3 I love my boyfriend

    very very much<3 I don't want to be with anyone else,only him. <3 although we haven't met yet we want a life together,the whole package. ^_^ <3 he's very sweet,kind hearted,intelligent,funny,strong,loving and beautiful in everyway. <3 he's the person I've always...
    ramjesgirl ramjesgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 6 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 4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    I met him on here actually.

    2 years ago. We were best friends for the longest time and then I started growing feelings for him. As of June 24, 2015 we've been together and I've never been so happy. We met in person a few times. He surprised me a few weeks ago by coming to see me. It was one of the best...
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    I don't think anyone knows how hard it is.

    To love someone who lives so far away. To miss them so bad you want to stop what you're doing and run to them, or swim to them, or if you're lucky enough to drop everything and fly to them. Some of us aren't. Most of us aren't. It's like everything reminds them of...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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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    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 50 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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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 50 Responses May 20, 2013

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    i've been getting more

    and more irritated and upset lately, i'm sorry to everyone about that. my anxiety has just kept getting worse and i always feel like crying now.... i want to talk with him, i want to spend all my time with him..... i feel so lost and alone. but he's promised to never leave my...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I always text him first,

    but he always replies with the shortest text now. He's changed. What should i do? And why does he do this to me? 😞😢
    Drenajasmine Drenajasmine 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I was in a LDR. We live over 5.

    000 miles apart and have a time difference of 6 hrs. I tried to make it work on every level, but he just doesn´t want to continue with it anymore. He says he can´t deal with me being miles apart. He doesn´t see a chance how we could get together and he thinks he has to start...
    eva030189 eva030189 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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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 18-21, F 14 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    I HAVE FINALLY MET MY LONG DISTANCE BOYFRIEND

    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 26-30 4 Responses Aug 5, 2015

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    long distance can be hard sometimes

    but its worth it all if it means we will be together when the time comes.we have ups and downs and there are misunderstandings sometimes but we work through them.I love our relationship becuase he doesn't give up and leave and I could never do that either.I've never loved anyone...
    ramjesgirl ramjesgirl 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    ... I hate that he's not physically here.

    Sometimes it pains me so much that I feel the ache in my chest. I'm still a bit mind blown at all this though.. The fact that you can fall in love with someone you've never seen in person. I feel so many different emotions at once for him.. My favorite part of the day is late at...
    vapema vapema 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Why is it hard to be in a long distance

    relationship? How to struggle in a long distance relationship? :(
    Drenajasmine Drenajasmine 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    The day you arrived VS the day you had to leave.

    .. The day we have been waiting for, to see and hold each other is coming fast. I remember waiting for your flight to arrive, checking flight updates on my phone every minute and my stomach filling with butterflies as I wait in the airport. When I saw you come around the...
    AlyCat32114 AlyCat32114 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    My relationship is very complicated.

    Since my boyfriend is German and I am Norwegian. He doesn't have any family in Europe, because his relatives live in countries he's not a citizen of. We sometimes live together we sometimes don't. Every year after a couple of months together he always have to leave to see his...
    xxIslandgirlxx xxIslandgirlxx 22-25 4 days ago

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    We met online and talked

    for 2 months before he finally decided to come visit me. We have been talking for 3 months now but officially dating for one. I think I love him. He lives 5 hours away. This is the first long distance relationship I have ever been in and it is tearing me apart and sometimes I...
    texas1917 texas1917 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    Your relationship is only

    as real as your emotions .... Without the feelings no relationship has life to it .... Me and my girlfriend Alex share this connection<3<3<3 .. It's what makes it alive <3<3<3... It's what makes it real ... Without true loving emotions ... There is no true...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    When you're across the country there's

    such little time. You sacrafice you sleep to be able to catch up. And that's awesome to me. Right when it's time to say goodnight. Many questions suddenly pop up. Thank you.
    STFUnSMILE STFUnSMILE 22-25, M Jan 13

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