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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    I am currently in a very long distance

    relationship with my husband and my best girlfriend. Both are overseas now and I am in the USA. I miss them very much but it cannot be helped because they are not with me. W chat often by the internet and by phone.
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I just started a relationship with Sami.

    I am 25 and I live in Florida US and he is 22 and lives in Algeria. He is Muslim and I am not. He is the sweetest guy and I love him. He has accepted my children as his own and that is hard for a Muslim man to do. He is also a virgin because of his religion. We met on okcupid...
    ashandsami ashandsami 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am, but I swear with everything in me

    that I will not give up on him, no matter how hard it is. And I'll find a way to get him here again, and I won't rely on dad or my step-mom, since they don't like him anymore. I'll get him here and he'll be all mine. I'll make him happy and I'll show him that he *does* deserve...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 9

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    Our late night chats make me love him

    even more. I am so loved and spoiled. With him, I always come first. (; lol
    BrokenPhoenixx BrokenPhoenixx 18-21, F 20 hrs ago

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    I have a relationship with this guy,

    he is almost 24. It's a little complicated. He's jealous of everyone and everything. We have been literally 2 years sharing and everything but something has changed. I don't know if is it me or him, but nothing is like before. Also, we have different future plans. He want to...
    EliCntr EliCntr 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    It sucks to love someone

    who is too far away. You only can see them on the webcam but you can't touch them, can't kiss them, can't feel them
    diemnicole diemnicole 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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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    A reminder of why you decided

    that you’ve got a relationship that is worth going the distance to maintain.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    In my heart you are an angel.

    In your own eyes you are flawed. Your flaws only convince me that in fact you are human. If we were butterflies just imagine the dance that we would have SMI?
    extex59 extex59 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 9

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    In love with a girl who is 4 hours away from me.

    We are both in the UK however it is extremely hard as i don't get to see her that often. Me and Hannah have been going out for 1 year 3 months but we have been talking for longer. Even though i am 17, i know that this is the girl who i want to spend the rest of my life with.We...
    Sammim4lik Sammim4lik 16-17, F 13 hrs ago

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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 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1 18-21, F a week ago

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    My girlfriend say I have no passion how can you

    have passion in a long distance relationship? I send text messages expressing myself but I don't do them as much anymore she says I'm not lovey dovey anymore i'm not the type of guy who's oh it's in my feelings I buy things I send flowers tell you I love you more can you do a...
    Maxinvil34983 Maxinvil34983 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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    I have never fallen in love,

    maybe I need to rephrase that sentence: I refuse to fall in love. I see love as something that takes hold of your mind and emotions. I refuse to let someone affect me that deeply. All those feelings of jealousy, insecurity, wanting attention, missing someone deeply ect. Those...
    Cizzy Cizzy 22-25, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    It bloody sucks, to be very honest.

    My boyfriend is one of those super independent and adventurous types who's always exploring and doing something new while I am a depressed homebody who needs more attention than she receives. We've only been dating for a month and I've already two major depressive episodes and...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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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, 2014

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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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    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 9 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Sometimes, she has no choice

    but to hung up the Skype call cause she was talking to her sister. Good thing or bad thing? Sigh. There's no right or wrong honey. Be happy she's with you.
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Texting sucks.... My boyfriend moved to a

    different state a couple days ago and I'm already sick of having to communicate through texting all the time. O.o There's just no body language or context or anything and it's so easy to miscommunicate. Just had to get that off my mind. Anyone else experienced this?
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 25

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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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, 2014

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    what are some things you do

    that help with your long distance relationship? I Skype my boyfriend every night what other things help?
    kristykaz121 kristykaz121 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I love her with all my heart.

    And I hope she reads this and understands. Yes we met one year ago on this very site, we knew right away where each other lived. We took on a long distance relationship and all the struggles that go along with it. There's been bad times and happy times! Tears of sadness and...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I'm ready to call it quits.

    That fire or drive I once saw in him is gone. I don't even feel like he's attracted to me any longer. We text and that's about it. No skype sessions unless I bring it up and I don't because I feel like I'm bothering him. We had the privilege of spending Vday together and he didn...
    poodahpop poodahpop 18-21, T 5 Responses Mar 11

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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 39 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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    And we got into a huge fight right

    before we parted ways yesterday. We won't see each other for another two weeks. We've already talked about it and made up, but it's going to be tough to recover if we can't even see each other. Has anyone else been in this situation?
    littleB228 littleB228 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Someday, someone will walk into your life

    and make you realise why it never worked out with anyone else. — Anonymous That Someone is you baby. I love you
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F Mar 1

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    worry on not what I can't give you

    but worry on what I can't share with you. #Love
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Opinions On Long Distance Relationships

    A lot of people say it doesn't work. So many people have had long distance relationships that don't work out.. think about it this way... do short distance relationships always work. My longest relationship is my long distance one.   Many people may argue and say "...
    WinterPrincess21 WinterPrincess21 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    I've realized that trust is the number one

    thing in this type of relationship. I love my boyfriend and even though we argue, we still want to be in each other's lives. Forever and always babe. :)
    moonskull moonskull 16-17, F Mar 11

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    I just started a relationship with Sami.

    I am 25 and I live in Florida US and he is 22 and lives in Algeria. He is Muslim and I am not. He is the sweetest guy and I love him. He has accepted my children as his own and that is hard for a Muslim man to do. He is also a virgin because of his religion. We met on okcupid...
    ashandsami ashandsami 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm in a long distance relationship,

    but I think I should end it. The more I think about him (we'll call him Chris*), the more I think we want different things. Chris* seems to want a more casual relationship, but I'm through with being in those types of relationships. He mentioned that he's been in a long...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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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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    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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    I'm in a long-distance relationship with a man

    that lives eight hours away. We met through a mutual friend and we started talking over an instant messenger. He and I instantly connected, to the point that we could finish one another's sentences and thoughts. We were friends for a few weeks when things started transitioning...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 28

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    I spent a year studying abroad halfway across

    the world in Asia. I met my boyfriend, a native there, towards the end of my stay, 3 months before my flight back home to Europe. We met through a mutual friend, weren't very impressed by each other on the first day, but after going back to my dorm I added him on Facebook and we...
    whanxbb whanxbb 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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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, 2014

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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 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    My boyfriend feels so clingy sometimes

    that it drives me up the wall. And I feel guilty about feeling this way because the only way to keep the relationship alive is through constant texts and Skype... but sometimes it just feels so frustrating. I know one of the main reasons is because I'm pretty antisocial, and...
    emeraldangel523 emeraldangel523 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I still find it surreal

    as I write this, that one day 6 years ago,by sheer accident I stumbled upon a man on a social networking site. I had no experience whatsoever of online chatting. We were both expecting to find anything,least of all love.Both had endured personal tragedies in the same year 2003...
    andromeda andromeda 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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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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