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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    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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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    They were so simple but the last 3 days were

    perfect. I am bummed he had to go back home but I'm glad he got to come visit for a few days.
    thereisnothingwrongwithyou thereisnothingwrongwithyou 22-25, F Aug 13

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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 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I'm in a long distance relationship with my

    amazing, loving partner. This story tells how I began in my life, meeting her, and my current place in life. Last summer, I was in a rough place. I had severe depression, as well as since a few years before that. I had it since I was about 10. I was lonely. That's an...
    StarlitSerenity StarlitSerenity 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 4

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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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    Okay so I just wanna to write this down I don't

    except advices or comments it's just something I need to take of my shoulders because I have nobody to discuss it with..... Um well I met him in February of this year.... we met thanks to one game I played a lot, I was gamer he was gamer....we were friends at that time but...
    JaneSerenity JaneSerenity 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    i need girlfriends who are in this kind of

    relationship to talk to.. like pep talk or something.
    laulaud laulaud 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I've been in a long distance relationship with

    a guy 5000 miles away for about a year and a half and I can't imagine being closer to any one person!
    AgnosticVeggie17 AgnosticVeggie17 18-21, F Aug 10

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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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    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 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    What does a break up feel like?

    today my girlfriend and I had a talk about how if we don't see each other enough we'll have to split up because she can't handle not seeing me. And I felt horrible. Very upset, I shed some tears and I felt sick, nothing like anything I've felt before (I've had a break up before...
    randomboy42 randomboy42 16-17, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    We've been talking for almost six months

    and I feel like we are getting to nowhere. He don't plan about us.
    lriGlooCyhS lriGlooCyhS 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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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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    We have had some bumpy times along the road

    but we still love each other so very much. I've had my overthinking and over exaggerating moments but I wouldn't let that ruin what i have. I've been with him for 6 months now and it's truly amazing. This has been my longest relationship and I'm proud. Long distance relationship...
    reversethetime reversethetime 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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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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    (This is the first time

    that I'm posting something so personal and close to my heart. Ooh, scary.) Ten thousand miles and more than ten countries apart. Living so far away from him has never been easy. We've had many ups and downs, especially early on in the relationship. Perhaps we were unsure, and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 1

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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 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    So I got a full time job at a cash register to

    help save up money for when my boyfriend can visit from Europe, and today my co-worker asked how we met adn how long we've been together, when I told here we've been chatting from facebook and a game we met on for around 5 years and visited each other last year and this year...
    cherrishJ cherrishJ 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I will try to be strong.

    I will use all the adversities that come at me like a battle that I must win so I can be happy in the future. I will become a strong woman that can stand on her own until the day I can be with the one I love. Time and miles will not make me a quitter or a fool. I will use them...
    cherrishJ cherrishJ 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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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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    This is the first time I have a long distance

    relationship. I feel sad, I miss him but Eventually I still have to deal with my lonliness, be strong, and be positive!!💪🏻💪🏻I can go through this!!
    Floriana1350 Floriana1350 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Well another countdown has started whoop whoop!

    So many good things to look forward to mainly because it is a real holiday for both of us. Not a short visit not a ride along but just the two of us alone together. No schedules to keep and a vehicle to ramble about the Englsh countryside like any other normal couple. Oh yes...
    uncorkyoursoul uncorkyoursoul 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    Just arrived home (1000 km away from

    where he lives) after a month spent together. I don't know what to do with myself now. I have 3 more years if this and I miss him so much. I feel like I can't be happy when he's not around and I desperately want to go back to him :(
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    I don't know how to cope with not seeing him

    for so very long. Trying to find the strength to be the strong independent woman I am meant to be. He had decided that he doesn't want to be with me until I can pull myself together. My problem is I worry and think to much during the time of being apart.
    ladylonewolf89 ladylonewolf89 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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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    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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    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

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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

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    I've been in a ldr for over 7yesrs with my bf.

    .! He's still so sweet to me and we love each other so much!! I cant believe it has been that long:) we're gonna meet up finally this winter <3 I misssss him now:'(
    totomatoto totomatoto 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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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    We met two years ago in an online game.

    I never saw it coming... We clicked immediately, but both of us were in long term committed relationships. A friendship and flirtation sparked between us that carried over from the online game into Facebook. He was there for me always..good times and bad..even during one of the...
    BleedingDesperation BleedingDesperation 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alliecc11 alliecc11 26-30, F Aug 4

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    I just did one of the hardest things I have

    ever done in my life tonight. I had to say bye to my boyfriend tonight, since I leave for school tomorrow. I handled it so stupidly and I feel terrible. I just don't know what to do. I hate myself.
    AceAroAthe AceAroAthe 16-17, F Aug 14

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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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 50 Responses Dec 28, 2012

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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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    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 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    Hello, i am from norway

    and i am 23 years old and i am finally looking for a serious relationship. I have been traveling the world alot and enjoying life but now i feel ready for a serious relationship and a bit more relaxed life with a family after a while. I have a good job and i like to work out...
    Norwegianman Norwegianman 22-25, M Aug 19

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    I finally said yes to this guy i had met online

    like months ago. And so far so good. i just feel weird about the things people say that the feelings we have are not real or what ever. 😰 We talk like everyday and see eachother either through video or pics or leave voice messages. and i dont know...
    laulaud laulaud 18-21, F Aug 23

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    Tomorrow, we will have been in this relationship

    for 6 months. I'm blessed to have such an amazing girlfriend. She's my everything. Sure, the distance is challenging, and the schedule even more so, but we manage. And no matter what, we'll be there for each other. I cannot wait to marry her!
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