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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    Just remembering his last visit makes me smile

    so much. Six nights spent snuggled against your chest, ordering in food so we wouldn't have to leave, laughing at goofy shows together. Hours upon hours of seeing that amazing smile, the one that comes just before his own laugh. I'll always cherish those amazing moments. It was...
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    No matter how far apart we are,

    no matter where life takes us, or how long we have to be apart. My love will NEVER waiver, NEVER falter, NEVER lessen. I WILL be with you. I WILL marry you. I WILL start a family with you. I WILL grow old with you. Only those in a long distance relationship will understand how...
    HerTrueKing HerTrueKing 22-25, M 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 jealous of the moon,

    because she knows all of your 5am secrets and your sheets who get to touch every part of you as you fall asleep while I keep close eye on this empty pillow waiting for your weight to keep it warm but the sun, he is the luckiest of all. When you're half asleep, groggy and...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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 12 hrs ago

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    When do you think it's a good time to meet up?

    How many Years, Months, Day into knowing eachother? Need to know for my own LDR is it too soon?
    AshleyLewis AshleyLewis 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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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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    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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    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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    I've been visiting my ldr partner

    but I leave him and go back to the States soon.
    ahakatelin ahakatelin 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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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 11 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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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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    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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jan 28, 2015

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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 a week 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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    So, for those of us in LDRs.

    ... Valentine's Day is fast approaching and have you thought of what you'll send your sweetheart?
    notAloneWithYou notAloneWithYou 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 31

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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'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 2 days ago

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