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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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    My boyfriend and I live two hours away from

    each other - as I live in New York and he lives in Pennsylvania - and we see each other probably 1 - 2 times monthly. He is in the PA National Guard, and works as a Truck Driver for a freight company. I just finished my MA in Early Childhood Dual Ed (graduated in May). We met...
    CappuccinoGoddess CappuccinoGoddess 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 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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    (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...
    coalibri coalibri 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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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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    And he called me tonight.

    I'm SO in love. Ahh!!! I'm just playing cool, and I'm not chasing him. That's working real well. It feels SO good to hear him though. Especially when he tells me he loves me, and that everything is going to be awesome when I get there. Ahhhhh! I love you!!
    prettyprude prettyprude 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Thanks to this app I have a boyfriend

    and he is my world and I will never want to lose him.
    Jflores1212 Jflores1212 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 15

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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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    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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    There is no long distance in LOVE.

    It always finds a way to bring two hearts together, no matter how many miles are between them.
    vjeneva vjeneva 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 8

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    Im currently in a 1 year

    and 6 months LDR.I met my bf online.We are so madly inlove,we txt and talk day and night but i wish my bf would skype more with me.I envy other couples that skype more than just talking on the phone.We live so far apart he is from the US and im from NZ so it would be alot easier...
    HazelX0 HazelX0 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    since today, my girlfriend is gone,

    she's now flying to US with her family, we promised each other love and enought strenght to "survive" this period.. She has a 5 years visa, but she would like to come back in almost two years. Maybe more, maybe less.. Till now i'm sure about one thing: i'm going to visit her, no...
    Ignifer Ignifer 22-25, M 1 Response 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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    This distance is hard!

    I'm ready for us to move together. Planning and saving has been the hardest to do!
    missteen2 missteen2 36-40, F Jun 16

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    diamante94 diamante94 18-21, M 6 days 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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    When my long-distance husband says

    that he's lonely, i feel torn.. i feel really sorry that i'm not by his side. He has no friend that he can ask to go to dinner with, his family seems not to like it when he visit&stays at his parent's house.. While although sometimes i feel lonely, i have some good friends and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    they say distance binds 2 hearts

    but i think there are more downsides to it... it ideally should bring them closer but from a practical stand point i still am trying to understand the mechanism.. God help me.
    simplychat simplychat 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12

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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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    I'm new to this group :) I'm wondering how you

    strong ladies who have children deal with the distance and how you adapt to being a single mom for whatever length your husband is away??
    ashiesue ashiesue 26-30, F Jun 15

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    Hello folks. I have been dating long distance

    an absolutely loveable man since last 6months while he was finishing up medical school. we have traveled along quite a bit, on long weekends, state to state. he finished school and got relocated to Hawaii for 4years and i am worried how this will work. i live in San Francisco...
    cali1234567890 cali1234567890 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 don't know if living an hour

    and a half away from each other is long distance but I see him once a week and wish it was more. Between that and the 2 texts a day, feels like it
    heysarahj heysarahj 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    We met while he was going to college in my city.

    He recently finished up his year and he decided to change schools because he was having a hard time. I'll also be going away for school in the fall so we will hardly be able to see each other. It's been a few months apart and we've only seen each other once and it's pretty hard...
    toni701 toni701 18-21, F Jun 21

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    The weekends are the worst.

    ..no work to distract me, but on the plus side this allows more free time to talk on the phone. We sometimes play this silly game where we will both watch the same TV shows at the same time and text each other talking about the programme (as if we are in the same room watching...
    AlreadyOwned7379 AlreadyOwned7379 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    It's a nostalgic feeling that

    after a year, I stumbled across this website again. I read my old posts that are mostly about my struggles of being in a long distance relationship. Most of them about missing him and hoping I will be able to be with him soon. A year has passed and a lot of things has happened...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 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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    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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    Sure I don't get to see him everyday,

    but it's not going to be like this forever. I won't give up, not this time. We shall meet and continue our love story in person <3
    esmer2496 esmer2496 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Even though the relationship I'm in

    now hasn't been the easiest, it has been the one that has taught me the most and brought me the most happiness. All the little things that he does from 1,600 miles aways means the world to me. He's done more for me being so far way from me than most of those closest to me have...
    ninaarriola ninaarriola 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    If right now a smile appears on your face,

    it is because at this very minute I am thinking of you and am smiling too.
    vjeneva vjeneva 22-25, F Jun 8

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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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    So I posted in here once before,

    years ago, and the relationship didn't end up working out. Now I'm trying an LDR for real, and I don't think I really understood how hard it would be. I guess I just need some hugs right now, but it's only been three weeks and there's months left before we can see each other...
    violetdeath violetdeath 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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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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    I think about how bad I have it sometimes

    but then I think there's always someone in much worse than myself. I get to see him for our anniversary next month but I've been very emotional since the last time I saw him. We talked all night last night and it was the best night I've had in some weeks.. We argued but we...
    ddg96 ddg96 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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...
    Judyccaa Judyccaa 26-30, F Jun 7

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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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    My love and I have been together

    for 2 and a half years...Of that we lived 30 hours apart for 2 years and 5 months, I moved to his town a month and a half ago...Im so happy to be with him, I cant say that it wasnt hard to be apart, especially for so long, but he is my true love and we always made it work...Due...
    Serenittyrose Serenittyrose 18-21 2 Responses Jun 12

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    Christiancountrygirl Christiancountrygirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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 52 Responses May 20, 2013

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    vjeneva vjeneva 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 16

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