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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    What would you do if someone told you your long

    distance boyfriend has beent texting to an other girl? she doesn't want him, so there was no more than texting... :( He still says nothing happened...
    BelgiumGirl BelgiumGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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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    Me and my boyfriend are in a distance

    relationship, he lives in India and I live Anerica .
    nguyenelaine1001 nguyenelaine1001 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Things are getting tough at the moment.

    It's the busy season at his job and he's been very exhausted when coming home from work and a lot of times just showers eats and falls asleep...lately without calling to say goodnight. And although I understand he's tired and all he wants is to rest, I can't help but be upset...
    venusV244 venusV244 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    I have a sad, but quite long story to tell all

    of you. It is not my story to tell- rather my friends story, but I just want to see what you all think. I will not use her actual name or the boys actual name, so just be aware that these names are false. My friend's name is Olivia. She is my roommate in our dorm. I love her...
    mhenry98 mhenry98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    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...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 5 days ago

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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've been with my boyfriend

    for nearly a year and he lives 4 hours away from me, its been tough and we've had our problems but we've solved them every time. I first met him last august when he came down for a day, it was the best day of my life and he was my first kiss. I'm seeing him again next week and I...
    alice1999 alice1999 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I am already tired of being lonely

    and sad all the time. I miss being able to communicate without talking. I miss hugging and kissing and holding hands. I miss playing video games together, and just existing around each other. I am really struggling with this long distance thing. I don't want to have to numb...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It is fairly new and strange in

    so many ways, but for the most part, I will go all in to see where this goes.
    OrphanBlackFan OrphanBlackFan 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am so glad we get to see each other please

    don’t get me wrong, but not going to lie it is like building up callouses, getting a pedicure, then running a marathon barefoot. I build up a tolerance of my best friend and partner not being around, a bit of numbness to take the edge off and then we see each other and my...
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F Jul 22

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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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    I've been dating my boyfriend

    for many years, on and off. We met online about 5 years ago and we had a good connection. I had dated other boys before and they all treated me so badly, ignored me, and didn't give me what I needed. When I met my current boyfriend he was super kind and seemed like the perfect...
    cherrishJ cherrishJ 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    Im in an LDR and sometimes,

    i feel like i want and maybe even need much more than this relationship can give me. Sometimes, it's just not enough to be greeted by a text message. I want a hug. I want a kiss. I want actual dates. I want him to talk to me, to look into my eyes. He's the best thing in my...
    faultinourgeography faultinourgeography 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 23

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    Yesterday was our first anniversary,

    so what did I get in the mail? his shirt and a handwritten letter. I read the letter in front of him and, embarrassingly started tearing up. I have never felt so loved in my life. I cannot wait to have many more anniversaries with him.
    pandaliciousness pandaliciousness 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    This past week I have learned

    that you have to be okay with being alone. Don't be afraid to go out to eat alone. Or go to the pool alone. Being alone is okay sometimes. Treat yourself! You shouldn't be upset about it!
    Justsomegirl1519 Justsomegirl1519 16-17, F 4 days ago

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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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    When the distance becomes overwhelming,

    just knowing we are under the same sky give me hope<3
    esmer2496 esmer2496 18-21, F 4 days ago

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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 52 Responses May 20, 2013

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    This is how I met my boyfriend!

    D (the first initial of his name) cannot get any better. It was one of those silly nights and I found this new chat site that was tucked away at the very corners of the web. Of course the sex chatroom always had the most people so I joined it and I talked to my usual friends on...
    BestPikaEva BestPikaEva 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 23

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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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    (This is the first time

    that I'm posting something so personal and close to my heart. Ooh, scary.) Ten thousand miles and more than ten countries apart. Living so far away from him has never been easy. We've had many ups and downs, especially early on in the relationship. Perhaps we were unsure, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 1

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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Ever feel like you don't have the support you

    fully need from your partner. It's how I'm feeling now but I think I'm just pissed he hasn't called me back and it's just about bed time already
    venusV244 venusV244 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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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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    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 54 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    I don't regret meeting him this way.

    He brings new meaning into my life and I'm so thankful for that. I feel like he brings out a side to me that I didn't know existed.
    lolawolf lolawolf 16-17, F Jul 23

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    I found a wonderful man he is alot older

    than i am.He does seem to show alot of interest in me . He flew from far away to come see me. Everything seems so prfect he tells me i love you and also say it back.For the most we talk about sex and music .Do you think he just want sex..
    davamp13 davamp13 41-45, F Jul 21

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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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    I'm meeting her for the first time in 5 more

    days!!!!! She is my first girlfriend and I am so in love with her. Ever since I've accepted myself as a lesbian (only recently have I been able to say I am a lesbian and I am proud) I've been more confident and everything makes sense, especially how right it feels to be in love...
    nikaXo nikaXo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I feel like this ldr isn't real

    because it's at a distance. like we just sit around fantasizing and using our imagination on what things could be like together. recently he was supposed to fly out to see me but couldn't get on the flight because of reasons I am to embarrassed to even mention because because it...
    kitakakes kitakakes 22-25, F Jul 12

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    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

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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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    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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    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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 7 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    4,913.39 Miles

    Some of you know this, some of you don't. I'll start at the beginning though, just because I think I need to.We met on EP. I was in a pissy mood, he was being a smart-*** and he made me giggle. We talked, and stalked, and talked some more. I found that I was thinking about him...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 7 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    My boyfriend and I are going on two years.

    At first we were only four hours apart but he moved to Georgia while I'm still in NY. I absolutely love him, but lately there have been so many issues. He flat out admitted he's aware that he doesn't talk to me enough or that he's rude for no reason. He's also unemployed so I'm...
    HardlyAlice HardlyAlice 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 16

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    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 16 Responses Jul 1

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