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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    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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    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 Mar 20

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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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    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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    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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    That's my Girl!!! I'm

    so humbled to have my met my girlfriend here. It was unexpected. We began chatting like crazy and it hasn't stopped since September. Baby, if you're reading this, please know that my love for you has been the strongest it's ever been. So I say to thank you for loving me the way...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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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'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'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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    "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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    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1 18-21, F Mar 19

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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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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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    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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    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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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    My boyfriend lives 1000km away from me.

    He works in the city I live and he is here 70% of time but he just told me he wouldn't be able to come here for work anymore after September. He has a daughter from a marriage that broke so he can't move here to be with me. I've been through hard times with my man but all the...
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    There’s something different about you.

    I don’t know what it is, but it makes me want to change every bad thing about myself.
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 28

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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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    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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    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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    Every single day passes by me.

    I don't think that someone has ever had the effect on me. It like she's my fearless addiction. I feel her at the end of my fingertips. She is right there. My my thoughts and feelings hit me like a train racing through the wind and it's all so clear to me. She's everything I've...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 would like to say that I love spending time

    with you babe. It doesn't matter how we spend it. I'm looking forward to see what the future holds for us. I love you always and forever...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 3 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Response 6 days 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 Mar 19

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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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    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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