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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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 4 days ago

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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 1 day 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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    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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    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1 18-21, F Mar 19

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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...
    Thelaughingman34983 Thelaughingman34983 31-35, M 6 Responses Mar 11

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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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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    countdown... 35 days left.

    I'll meet my love. No matter how it goes, or what decision you take. I will do my best to be with you. Love you, protect you, and support you.
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs 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 3 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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 a week ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    Danny my bf lives in Holland Netherlands.

    I am in Minnesota USA. we're 4,134 miles apart. he has spina bifida. he thinks im going to leave him because of it. i love him more than anything and anyone. he is the sweatest person ive ever met. i havent talked to him in a month. i finally get to on sunday. i miss him so much...
    eternitygoeson eternitygoeson 13-15, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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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 18-21, F 12 Responses Feb 15, 2007

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    I met her on this site actually,

    she lives in Boston, I live in Stoke-on-Trent, which is thousands of miles, but in the summer, hopefully, I'll be making the journey cross-Atlantic to see my love
    a7xsolitude a7xsolitude 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    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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    You're house becomes your story.

    I like it this way. I guess I'm a "dirty" woman. At least that's what my girlfriend thinks.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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 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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    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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