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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 43 Responses Nov 12, 2008

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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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    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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    I met him on here actually.

    2 years ago. We were best friends for the longest time and then I started growing feelings for him. As of June 24, 2015 we've been together and I've never been so happy. We met in person a few times. He surprised me a few weeks ago by coming to see me. It was one of the best...
    osnapitzama osnapitzama 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days 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 4 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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 18 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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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 always text him first,

    but he always replies with the shortest text now. He's changed. What should i do? And why does he do this to me? 😞😢
    Drenajasmine Drenajasmine 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    well I think every month I'm gonna post me

    and my gfs anniversary in this group its been 4 months and in 12 days it'll be 5 months so happy just got to wait till school gets out to go see her
    silentwolf3 silentwolf3 16-17, M Jan 11

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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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    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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    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 1 day 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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    I don't think anyone knows how hard it is.

    To love someone who lives so far away. To miss them so bad you want to stop what you're doing and run to them, or swim to them, or if you're lucky enough to drop everything and fly to them. Some of us aren't. Most of us aren't. It's like everything reminds them of...
    MissQueenB MissQueenB 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F 1 Response a week 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 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've decided I want to meet him.

    . California- Maryland. I think that even though I'll spend a bunch of money he's worth it. But.. He doesn't know I use to have severe social anxiety. I'm SOOOOOO much better now.. but I'm scared I'll be awkward and disappointing or even have a panic attack when I see his...
    AshleyLewis AshleyLewis 18-21, F 4 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 12 Responses Jul 1, 2015

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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 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 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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    long distance can be hard sometimes

    but its worth it all if it means we will be together when the time comes.we have ups and downs and there are misunderstandings sometimes but we work through them.I love our relationship becuase he doesn't give up and leave and I could never do that either.I've never loved anyone...
    ramjesgirl ramjesgirl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    We met online and talked

    for 2 months before he finally decided to come visit me. We have been talking for 3 months now but officially dating for one. I think I love him. He lives 5 hours away. This is the first long distance relationship I have ever been in and it is tearing me apart and sometimes I...
    texas1917 texas1917 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    987 days since we've started dating.

    Been apart from each other for over 2 years. 7-8 hours of time difference. I miss her a lot, but I never regretted loving her.
    kwh1990 kwh1990 22-25, M Aug 16, 2015

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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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    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 6 days ago

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    ... I hate that he's not physically here.

    Sometimes it pains me so much that I feel the ache in my chest. I'm still a bit mind blown at all this though.. The fact that you can fall in love with someone you've never seen in person. I feel so many different emotions at once for him.. My favorite part of the day is late at...
    vapema vapema 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    he says he knows the pain like how i do,

    but i know i miss him more. i love Kaito so much it's eating me up inside..... the text box is such a tease. i can't cuddle him, i can't kiss him..... all i can do is talk with him. until someone gets into a LDR themselves, they don't know the struggle. him and i can't actually...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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    If I breathe and allow logic to surpass emotion

    then I would know that he is ok. That it is not uncommon for him to lose electricity for hours, sometimes days, at a time. That even though he is in a dangerous place, surrounded by unpredictable circumstances - he knows how to keep himself safe. Anyone who is in a situation...
    annalea annalea 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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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 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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