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I Am In An International Relationship

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    Us In Ca And Ireland Online Relationship

    I am a bit older than some of the people in the other stories that I have already read. I met him online on a forum we were both involved with, he emailed me privately asking a question and it turned into us emailing each other and forming a friendship. Neither of us had any...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Mexico and France

     I am from Mexico. My boyfriend is from France. We met last fall in the US. He was doing a two month internship. I was there for an international exchange semester. We met at an international welcoming party and then talked at an international welcoming picnic. We spent a...
    laguna laguna 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    Love of My Life

    I've been in an international relationship (UK/US) for 3 years now. We met online 4 years ago as co-workers. Since 2005, we have been going back and forth to live with one another. The longest period of time we've ever spent apart is 3 months. He's a wonderful person and I couldn...
    Chiru Chiru 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    International Love Isn't Cheap...

    So... I met the most amazing man about 5 months ago, but the only problem is, I'm from Michigan, and he's from Germany. He was here on a 6 month internship, so I met him a month into his time here. It started as just an exciting international affair, but quickly turned into...
    wickedgurly wickedgurly 26-30 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww A Pom Hahahahaha (kidding Baby)

    I am from Australia She is from England Such a match shouldn't work (she is a Pom HAHAHAHA). But that doesn't matter in the slightest to me. I think I can even teach her how to speak like an Aussie =)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Love No Matter The Differences.

    .From my early teens I had always found some black girls to be very attractive, but it was nothing more than just glances. I recall a time in my early 20's while out clubbing I saw a beautiful black girl with a lovely smile who I approached got talking too, had a few drinks and...
    Dave342 Dave342 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Hello! Let Me Tell You About My Experience. Will You Tell Me About Yours?

    I was in a long distance relationship too. Five thousand miles away she was living in another country. I fell hard. Really hard. I was in Seoul, South Korea for two weeks working on a documentary and thats when I met her. We hit it off immediately, we had a lot in common, and...
    blhutson blhutson 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    A Deutsch-amerikaner Relationship

    I met "Ralph" at a youth retreat. We both were volunteers there. We met in the back of the food line after I finished serving everyone. His accent was striking, intriguing and enticed my inquisitive, intellectual mind as I asked, "You have a lovely accent. Where are you from...
    violinchocolate violinchocolate 18-21, F Aug 28, 2013

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    Uganda and the U.s.

    Well, I am in a very long distance relationship. I had not planned on getting into another relationship after I had had some crash and burns. I was in a Christian chat I regularly frequent. I started talking with a nice guy. We decided to keep in communication by Yahoo...
    ChihuahuaSweetheart ChihuahuaSweetheart 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    I Fell For An Aussie...

    I was 17 years old when we met, about to start my senior year in high school. He worked at a summer camp with a friend of mine and before the summer ended we were crazy about each other. Unfortunately, at the end if the summer he had to go back to Australia and I was left here in...
    LDloving LDloving 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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    British Columbia And Washington

    We met through her mother's profile on a dating site in July of  '09. (I was more than a little suspicious). After messaging back and forth on my-space. We swapped emails and begun emailing back and forth. I quickly asked for a picture, not wanting to be rude I didn't ask...
    Notsuru Notsuru 22-25, M 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    I Love Ny- That's What He Says

    I Love England- That's what I say. I am in a international relationship with a guy from England. We met online and it was love at first sight. SERIOUSLY. He's coming out here at the end of the month and I am very excited! He's going to come back every so often for two years...
    Shellyzcool Shellyzcool 18-21 Sep 5, 2011

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    USA/Ghana-- 7 years ago I went to Ghana with a

    Ghanaian-American guy I was dating at the time (let's call him Yaw). Since Yaw's main purpose in going to Ghana was to visit family and friends, he didn't have much time for me and left me in the care of his good friend (let's call him Kofi) pretty much every day. Lucky for me...
    Eureka54 Eureka54 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    UK/USA Relationship

    I've been involved in an online UK/USA relationship for 4 and a half years now. The distance is a pain but we get through it. Any others out there involved with someone from another country? Kirsty
    IrishDancinMum IrishDancinMum 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    2 Foreign Lovers, 3 Children Involved

    I am an American woman with a big problem. I'm in love with a French man. We met 3 years ago when he was visiting my city for military work. He is in the French Air Force. When we met, we spent 3 wonderful weeks together. I met him in July 2010. I have been to Paris twice...
    AngieBriera AngieBriera 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2013

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    It Gets Better :)

    We started dating while I was studying abroad my third year of college. After my year was up, I had to return to my home country and finish my last year so I could graduate. I needed the degree and to go on interviews so I could get a working visa to go back. I'd say the 1.2...
    jlk2 jlk2 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    In Love With China

    I met now my boyfriend at my work when I was studying abroad in Japan. I am Russian who lives in Germany and studying Japanese. He is Chinese who lived couple of years in USA and studying at Japanese university. Could it be more complicated?) But we found each other and now we...
    kamiya kamiya 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    U.s/England

    First, I would like to share a quote that has helped me very much, and will hopefully help you. "..contrary to what the cynics say, distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with...
    xAlyssaMarie xAlyssaMarie 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Aus&us

    I am from Australia and my LDR boyfriend is from America. Although we may be from different countries and live miles away from each other, it doesn't change the way i feel about him emotionally as there is nothing of the physical side yet. There are no major differences between...
    StephLuvRick StephLuvRick 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    International love.. I just wanted to update

    everyone on my current long distance international relationship. To recap, I met my boyfriend during the second semester of my 10th grade year in high school. He was a foreign exchange student from Germany and I from the USA. we were together in person for about 2 months before...
    kyrablue kyrablue 16-17, F Dec 27, 2013

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    To The Raven And To The Wind

    Be my Valentine I love you so! Be my sweetheart I'll never let you go! In the heat of the day And into the silent night I'll love you forever This is just our right. You light up my world This love is so divine Here's heaps of my lovin' You're always on my mind! Come be my...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    I'm a 20 year old college student,

    working full time. Starting a little over a year and a half ago I began playing an online game. I wanted something to do in my spare time while I wasn't studying. The game was fun, I enjoy fighting games so it was perfect. There was a chat part to the game, but I didn't bother...
    EaterofDreams EaterofDreams 18-21, F Jan 9

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    British Columbia And Washington Continued

    I previously shared the bizarre circumstances surrounding the meeting of my girlfriend. Despite so many factors we found each other. I've decided to write this, well... I'm honestly not sure what's driving me to write this, nevertheless here I am typing away. As stated earlier...
    Notsuru Notsuru 22-25, M Mar 15, 2012

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    This Is Such An Odd Title For An Experience Group

    Makes me want to ask its members just how many nations they've been involved with.
    Nyxie Nyxie 51-55, F 18 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    British and Dutch

    I'm a Brit and he's Dutch. We met when he was living in North America and now we're living in France. We had a long-distance relationship for about a year before we decided to try living together and it went perfectly. Immigration was a bloody nightmare though! I don't think we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    Kiwiland Love...

    My boyfriend is from New Zealand, and I am from the US.  We met at a summer camp we both work at two years ago.  This past summer, he's applied for a greencard to move over here to be with me and to have a change of pace.   We haven't been dating for very long, but...
    Anagik Anagik 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    Luxembourg

    Don't be surprised if you've never heard of this tiny country. I never had until I met my girl. In fact, when she told me where she was from, I thought it was a town in Germany. My girl is 100% Portuguese, born in Lisbon, but lives in Luxembourg. When I tell ppl I'm in a...
    ThatBitchKc ThatBitchKc 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    Asia And America

    We met on a website a year ago. We didn't have much time to talk back then as we were still students and also because of our time differences. And he was dating someone back then. So we didn't talk much. I remembered clearly that the only reason why I checked his profile was...
    Emina279 Emina279 18-21 2 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Met While Abroad

    I studied abroad in London during college and at first we kept in touch casually over Facebook messages, not expecting anything but over time we've visited eachother twice and are now exclusive, it's been over 2 years since we started dating in London. There have been times where...
    acrossthepond acrossthepond 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    My Heart's Desire Is Far Away

    Come to me in the darkness When times are most severe Come to me in the dawning Cause I love you dear! Come to me when I am joyful Sharing with you my glee Come to me when I am longing Rest my head upon your knee. Come to me in the moonlight Come lay upon my pyre Close your...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Canada/Australia

    I met my Candian boyfriend in Australia. He moved here with his family, but when I met him he was the only one left here as the rest went back some years earlier. When we started going out I knew straight on he planned to head back to be with his family, and if all worked out...
    expat2011 expat2011 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    I Love You Baby!

    Dancing in the sunshine Cavorting in the steady rain Tell me now my darling When will I see you again? Jumping on my king bed Lounging in my yard- I am getting wet now Are you getting hard? Nestling in your embrace Cuddled in your arms Being with you lover Sharing all my charms...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Usa<3 Germany

    7 years ago i met my now fiance at my High school, he was the foreign exchange student from Germany, we were 16 at the time. We started dating a couple of weeks after we met. We dated like any ordinary couple for 9 months before he had to return home. We used emails and phone...
    Mausi16 Mausi16 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    U.s/london

    Well we just met, we are texting and talking on the phone. I am falling so hard so fast, we are in high school. I live in America and he is in London, he is the sweetest guy i have ever talk to, but i am scared too death! I like him, but i know this is going to be hard! I need...
    GirlInLovee GirlInLovee 16-17 3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Costa Rica And California

    I met my boyfriend about nine months ago while I was studying abroad in Costa Rica. We only spent about two weeks together, but we continued to stay in touch after I left. For about six months we were just getting to know each other. Sometimes we would talk often, and sometimes...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F Mar 12, 2012

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    Super Long Distance

    I met someone online 4 months ago completely by accident. I wasn't even going to talk to them for more than 10 min, but for some reason we continued to talk and eventually got to know each other really well. This is an US/Italy relationship. We haven't met yet, but we really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    Spain/us

    I met my boyfriend when I moved to a small city in Spain to work as a teaching assistant. I'm from the US, and our relationship has been challenging in so many ways. I'm his first girlfriend (he's 28) and he lives with his family (typical Spanish situation, especially with the...
    desdelaaldea desdelaaldea 22-25 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I'm a lesbian from US (Cali) that's with an

    Aussie. We've been in a relationship for almost 2 years. We met online and just hit it of straight away.. She came to visit me for 7 weeks, we traveled and had a great time together. Connected well, fell deeper in love with each other.. Anyway, I'm really struggling with not...
    StacefaceGal StacefaceGal 22-25, F Dec 26, 2013

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    France + Switzerland

    I'm French and my wife is Swiss. We met in Geneva when we both lived there.
    weirdcolor weirdcolor 36-40, M Aug 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    USA/Ghana-- 7 years ago I went to Ghana with a Ghanaian-American guy I was dating at the time (let's call him Yaw). Since Yaw's main purpose in going to Ghana was to visit family...
    Eureka54 Eureka54 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    First off please excuse the grammar and puncuation. Im writing this from an outdated and slow tablet. This is my first post and I'm not sure if im telling you all this for advice...
    Whatstruggle Whatstruggle 26-30, M Aug 3

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    Newport International Group Projects Company - Læger: Rejsetips for en sund ferie (Newport Travel) - Du har tælle ned sekunderne til din ferie-Lad ikke en kolde, ubehagelige...
    robertzolin00 robertzolin00 26-30, M Jul 25

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    Greetings to you all, I CANT HOLD THIS TESTIMONY TO MY SELF ALONE I HAVE TO TELL THE WORLD I am Gloria Glosh,I am out here to spread this good news to the entire world on how my...
    mamannah mamannah 31-35, F Jul 23

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    I can tell you a lot about long distance relationships. They ARE hard. They CAN work, but MOST of the time, they don't. There is a big difference between being in a long distance...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Find 2 people who are in a stable, happy relationship which is like the one you aspire to be in. Look at why they are in a relationship. They are not in a relationship because...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    When i was in highschool i was basically single all four years. i didn't mind , at all actually. Although i couldn't help to notice my friend's relationships. I like to watch...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F Jul 27

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    I usually don't think about topics like relationships, intimacy, etc etc. But a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that a polygamic relationship could work out fine for both...
    OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I met (let's call him T) T two years ago. In April of this year, I had the opportunity to go visit him in Japan and really hit it off with him. We ended up liking each other and...
    dreamsheep dreamsheep 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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