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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    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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    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 Mar 25

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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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    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 Mar 29

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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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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 Mar 19

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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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    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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         We met

    as children at my uncles school when we were 11, I thought the way she did her hair was cute, she thought I was handsome, we texted back and forth for a while.     I moved to Australia for the next 9 years and we forgot each other, or so I thought.   ...
    Evoblue Evoblue 18-21, M 27 mins ago

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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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    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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    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 Mar 19

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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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    "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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    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    44 year old male "dating" a 27 year old single

    mom from 1600 miles away. 2.5 months into it. Have never met yet. Any success stories out there? How long did you wait to meet the first time? This is turning out to be a challenge. I'm well set (25 years) into my career. She hasn't found hers yet, unsure of her direction. I...
    DaddyDocScout DaddyDocScout 41-45, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 53 Responses May 20, 2013

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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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    hey guys i met my boyfriend online he lives in

    Turkey and i live in South Africa . We have been dating for almost a year now and i couldbt be happier . ofcoarse we have our rocky patches but he is completely worth the wait . I have no idea when and if we will ever meet . The not knowing is killing me
    vidaillustrates vidaillustrates 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I just thought that I would share my LDR story,

    to maybe inspire those on here in a LDR to keep pushing on, my name is Ashley, and I am 23 years old, and I live in Kentucky, and my love is Ryan, and he is also 23 years old, and lives in New York, we have been together for 3 and 1/2 years, we met online on a website called...
    AshAshyAshley AshAshyAshley 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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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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    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 Response Mar 26

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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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    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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    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 not yet in a long distance relationship

    but I will be in the near future because my boyfriend is leaving for college. He'll only be four hours away from me but I mean obviously I'm scared that he'll leave and find someone he likes and will want to be with them because it's more convenient. I trust him and everything...
    millerjo1 millerjo1 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 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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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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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 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 Mar 27

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    I'm have been in a long distance relationship

    for almost 3 months now (and I've know him for almost 4)I live in MA and my boyfriend lives in IL he's 18 with cute red hair and the prettiest blue eyes hehe (and he's got a tattoo!!! Which I love) I never thought I would find love cause of my past but he knows all about my past...
    EminemSavedMe EminemSavedMe 22-25, F Apr 8

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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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    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 Mar 26

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    "Distance means so little

    when someone means so much." I love my boyfriend more than anything, I even moved to another country so we could see eachother more. Seeing him everyday in the future will be such an incredible gift! xx
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F Apr 2

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    So, yes, I am in a long distance relationship.

    Never thought that’s gonna be my story, but here we are. It’s been going on for 8 months, and it sucks. No, let’s get it straight, the guy is great, our love is as strong as ever and all that sappy crap, but… there are several things that **** me off on daily basis. 1) 7...
    essig88 essig88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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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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    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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    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'm in love with an unaffectionate,

    workaholic realist. Romance is non existent. He doesn't understand the need for communication. Sometime we go weeks without talking , He is the completely opposite of me. But I love him💔
    sazgpl sazgpl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 1

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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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    experience. Hopefully it would inspiring you, guys! ?? https://fashionandromance.wordpress.com/
    rizkachristanti rizkachristanti 16-17, F Apr 8

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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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    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 Mar 30

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    Anchoredheart1 Anchoredheart1 18-21, F Mar 19

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