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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    How can I make this relationship stronger &

    keep us together (even tho he said were fine and he's not going anywhere...)
    kaylalovesmikey kaylalovesmikey 16-17, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    How can I do this to him ).

    .; how after all our time together am I supposed to tell you... Nothing would make me happier then to spend forever with you. I promised forever. I promised to spend the rest of my life with you. at least that promise I can keep, I just wish the rest of my life was more then a...
    OkayQuestionMark OkayQuestionMark 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Okay here's my story,

    i met a guy online, we became best friends on internet. I know his full background, he know my full background too. I even met his father, brother and grandpa. He knows my friends and best friends i know his friends too. One time he told me that he already been here in my...
    AnnieChua AnnieChua 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It hurts when you have someone in your heart ,

    but you can't have them in your arms ! :(
    Nayera Nayera 16-17 1 Response Aug 18

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    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

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    My fiancé lives in Oklahoma

    while he's finishing up school. I'm in Dallas with a full time job. We see each other at least every other weekend, sometimes more, but it sucks that we can't be together again (previously together all the time for 1 year) until May 2015.
    alyzzamariee alyzzamariee 22-25, F Aug 15

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    We Met On Yahoo Chat

    One night when I was bored I went on Yahoo chat looking for someone to bug and he messages me. We talked that night for like 5 hours on there. The next day we exchanged phone numbers and we talked everyday. Three months later he asked me to be his gf...I said yes. After a year I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 23, 2012

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    My boyfriend and I have been together

    for 1 year and almost 5 months now (1/10/13) He lives in North Carolina and I live in California. True, long distance relationships have their draw backs (like the fact I don't get to hug him, see him, kiss him, or hear his voice every day) it also has some amazing bonuses too...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 31

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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 40 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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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 8 Responses Oct 5, 2013

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    How do you tell your partner,

    a very traditional one, that your interested In BDSM and role playing very taboo things? He's very basic and I want to try what I dream of and crave. How do I explain that without him being too shocked or offended or unwilling
    Tilou420 Tilou420 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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 56 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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    Early in the morning I rise, just to see your beautiful blue eyes.. When I look at them, am on cloud nine, coz I love your eyes more than I love mine. I handle your hands with care, as if they are gonna melt in the air.. Your hands are so fragile, so devine, I love your...
    Torirodgers Torirodgers 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Long distance tests your bond of love

    for one another, as well as patience. There will always be that feeling of insecurity, worry and haste towards one another but that's what makes the love so strong in the relationship. You love each other to the point where you'd do anything to keep it from fading. I love my bf...
    jahfeel jahfeel 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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    I am currently in a long distance relationship

    with a guy I started talking to 3 months ago. We text everyday. Good morning and goodnight. We met for the first time last week and I thought everything went well. We've talked everyday since I left, but today I left my phone at home and I had to work. When I got home I expected...
    Jbsc21 Jbsc21 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    The appraisal of her home has been scheduled

    for tomorrow. She also announced to her team that she is resigning to move here. Hard to believe that there are only 30 some odd days left in the LDR. :)
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 4 days ago

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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 16-17, M 6 Responses Jun 4

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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 19-21, F 14 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    Ive been in a relationship with a guy

    for 3 months. We met online a year ago, but didn't start properly talking until about 5 months ago. I always scoffed at people who said that they were in love with someone they met online, but something just clicked between us. Only problem is... He lives in LA and I live London...
    jessiejp jessiejp 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    3 days after being in a relationship I found out

    that my boyfriend was moving away and in that week he did. We are about to be at 10 months and this relationship has been quite complecated. At first it was great, you know you think this is going to be a great relationship, we will never fight, but then my relationship became...
    catnat10 catnat10 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is anyone on here not in a LDR

    because they met online? My gf recently moved 4.5 hours away to school and we've been together living 15 mins apart for 8.5 months and I just want advice from someone that has gone through a similar situation but all I see on here (no offense) are teens in online relationships.
    ande7897 ande7897 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    It's a nostalgic feeling that

    after a year, I stumbled across this website again. I read my old posts that are mostly about my struggles of being in a long distance relationship. Most of them about missing him and hoping I will be able to be with him soon. A year has passed and a lot of things has happened...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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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    I hate that I can't kiss him all the time,

    and that my dad doesn't want me to stay the night with him bothers me a lot.
    liana10 liana10 13-15, F Aug 19

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    Ahw..Perfect World Online Philippines O_o

    I am currently in a long distance relationship, a relationship that started off over the internet one that began as simple chatting but soon began to bloom to something so much more. My girlfriend lives in the North Part of the Philippines and I live in the southern of PH. she...
    xipher xipher 18-21 6 Responses Jan 13, 2009

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    My life my heart my soul my meaning my other

    half my soul mate my destiny my reason to smile my reason to live my everything my love my boyfriend the love of my life lives 356.4 miles 6 hours and 55 minutes away from me and i can't wait until the day when he is 0 miles away 0 hours away and 0 minutes away when he right...
    SophieArmoniaMarkezzie SophieArmoniaMarkezzie 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hey! So I'm reaching half a year with my babe,

    I was wondering if you guys had any anniversary ideas (small gift ifeas or things to make it more special) to do for long distance relationships? Definitely not mailing something big or anything as I live in Canada and he lives in South Carolina :3
    CammieBx CammieBx 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My girlfriend is telling me she isn't sure

    if she wants to stay with me but she says she still loves me and doesn't want to leave. She is very confused because of her own personal issues. I try so hard to help her but I have the habit of getting jealous easily and there's this guy she recently met and she isn't sure of...
    AntiGameBoy AntiGameBoy 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 19

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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 1 Response Aug 16

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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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    yup i am in a long distance

    and i love it. I love exchangin email,chatting and talking to him everyday :) he make me so happaayyyyy :) but to be honest i would admit it can get tough sometimes very very tough and sometimes i even fear that it wont work out :( but he is always there to make me believe hat...
    Angelina1992 Angelina1992 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I remember saying to myself

    when I was younger that I would never be in one. Never say never. We met online when I was 16, he was 17. I was always a paranoid person on the internet and wanted to make sure he was the real deal, since I heard so many stories about online experiences. He lives in the south...
    DaQueenB92 DaQueenB92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I've been in a long distance relationship

    for 6 months now, we've been talking for 7. We've never met, we started talking through twitter, and I'm in Wisconsin and he's in Texas. I'm absolutely in love with him, as he is me, but I'm an extremely difficult person. I always feel like I'm pushing him away even though he...
    savannahsays savannahsays 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    It appears my level of importance has been

    knocked down a few levels. I can honestly say I'm not handling it well at all. Possible updates in the future, have a good day everyone.
    Justianna Justianna 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    1700 Miles And Lightyears Apart

    How on Earth do we keep this going? after 4 months of hours upon hours on the phone, countless text messages, and three expensive 'long weekend' trips- My feelings haven't faded, but my grief over separation, and concerns over sustainability grow over time. Is dissolution...
    obroin obroin 51-55, M 9 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    Well the house is the process of being sold.

    The buyer's lender has already ordered the appraisal. :) It is like a dream. My LDR will be ending in a little more than a month and she will be moving to be with me. :)
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    It's been 3 nearly 4 months,

    me and my boyfriend Marcus are in a LDR and are dying to see eachother.. I live in the U.K, England and he lives in the U.S.A, California! We have to wait 4 years or so to see eachother and it's killing both of us but we know it'll be worth it ;) <3
    XxWolfGirlMidnightxX XxWolfGirlMidnightxX 13-15, F Aug 16

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    ShanSai ShanSai 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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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

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    I finally met my long distance love

    for over year we have known each other. He wasn't that short like I thought he was and he was way more handsome then he's pictures. He's smile, laugh, the way he smelt, and even his cute eyes were all so perfect. We drove around and visited his family and friends. We also ate...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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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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    Well her house not selling is causing her major

    stress. With that, she is worried it will not sell, and she says she cannot continue the LDR much longer. She has no reason why when asked and says shes not ready to share that right now. :(
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 15

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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 5 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    For starters, they aren’t

    as hard or as much as a struggle as they may seem. People make them more of a challenge than what they really are. People think distance “plays a factor” in a long distance relationship. It really isn’t a factor. It’s more of a test. An obstacle. A true long...
    NatashaMitchell NatashaMitchell 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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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

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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 6 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    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 19-21, F 12 Responses Feb 15, 2007

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    Just a friendship and that's all I want!

    She's by far my best friend even though she lives over 1,000 miles away!
    Ellyhi Ellyhi 13-15, F Aug 17

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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

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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 56 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I don't know if it's going to be a long one

    but here we go! So it started when we were playing an Online Game and we chatted along the way, I remembered I was the first one to say something about the game and we somehow get way too personal in less than a week, talking about stuff we would never ever let anyone knew...
    JustWonder21 JustWonder21 18-21, F Aug 18

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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." ♥
    Cherigirl Cherigirl 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    I was till 8/25 then she ripped my heart out

    and apparently doesn't give a ****.
    muppetmaster muppetmaster 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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