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I Am In a Long Distance Relationship

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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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    So much emotional pain bottled inside.

    I just can't bring myself to fully let it out. Keep subconsciously holding it in.
    cnguyen138 cnguyen138 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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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 Apr 13

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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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    "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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    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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    With the love of my life.

    We met 15 years ago, after breaking up I moved and we lost contact. Now we have been reunited. After another break up in 2013 I moved back to TN. We have decided to get back together and now I'm trying to move her down here so we can truly be together again!
    hoodoo77 hoodoo77 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I see about in average

    once a week :). But it is worth it. Once we see each other, we get the biggest hugs to each other. I love him.
    hopeespe hopeespe 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    My LDR boyfriend and I have never met

    and we don't actually know when we might meet. We have been together for a year and I love him with everything inside of me, but the distance is killing me and I don't know how healthy this relationship is. I'm beginning to think that all the late nights talking and thinking...
    poopy0219 poopy0219 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days 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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    We have been together

    for eight months, soon to be nine, I did something that I thought I would never do in a relationship - cheat - a guy gave me oral. I backed out but he convinced me to keep going with what was happening. I am not sure how I should tell my boyfriend. A guy friend of mine, that I...
    throughourowneyes throughourowneyes 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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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 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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    I am not in one, but I've been watching YouTube

    videos for the past hour or so and my heart aches for are of you people in a LDR.... and dang its so fudging cute thought, when they first meet, aah love, sweet innocent love you makes us do crazy things in life, but we still can't get enough of you !!
    holyteenobserver holyteenobserver 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days 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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    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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    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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    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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    this year will make four years

    since my bf and i have been together and three years since our relationship has been long distance. i need some tips om stuff that can make our relationship exciting even from a distance. i googled it and some of the stuff seem like they were taken from a eomantic movie... in...
    evasweet evasweet 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 24

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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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    Countdown- last day. I'll meet her

    for the first time on afternoon tomorrow. 3 months. It's fast, long, sad, mad, tears, loneliness, doubtful, joys, happiness, touched, and gratefulness. Everything will restart again once we finally meet each other. Trust-respect-share-compromise. If she is the one, you will...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 in long distance relationship.

    We are 10,000 miles away. We have been talking for 1.5 yrs. We call ourselves boyfriend and girlfriend but we never met. He planned to visit me lot of time but due to financial problem, he hasn't had a chance yet, but I'm willing to risk. i think it will be worth :) Ps. I'm...
    Thissmomo Thissmomo 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    "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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         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 1 Response Apr 19

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    Hehe I love him <3 we're

    so getting married and he's letting me propose but the best news of all is he'll be coming out to Cali to visit me and I will finally be able to have him here with me
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm a Filipina (woman from the Philippines)

    and I met a Black American man during my training in Texas, USA in Dec 2014. He's 14 years older than me but he doesn't look like his age because he looks younger. I'm 29 and he's 43. Even if I went back to my country, he kept on communicating with me & we gave ourselves a...
    firetiger86 firetiger86 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 20

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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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    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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    how to break up with my boyfriend?

    I can't seem to be able to break up with him.. I don't find it easy to do it.. what can you say??? I need an advice ... hes my first boyfriend and I don't know what to say.
    aikincadalzo aikincadalzo 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    ..that is going to end soon.

    Before, he made me so happy. Now, he makes me cry more than smile.
    faultinourgeography faultinourgeography 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It has been 4 years since I met her,

    and we spent two wonderful years living together... and it's 2 years since I had to move to another country leaving her at home country for studies. I can manage to visit her once in 4-5 months staying about for 2 weeks, but I must say each time have to leave again it's harder...
    Respectivity Respectivity 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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'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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