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I Believe That Long Distance Relationships Can Work

For those of us who are in long distance relationships or have been in long distance relationships that have worked. 2,705 People

    Nine ways that long distance relationships can

    help: 1. The knowledge that if you survive the distance, your relationship can survive anything. 2. You don't have to be presentable all the time -- you can have off days. 3. Long distance relationships are a lesson in effective communication. 4. For it to work, both parties...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 28

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    Long distance relationship is one of the best

    relationship. It's really sweet to see two patient hearts that are willing to wait :P
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F Oct 28

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    It's weird feeling alone in a room full of

    people, you're with a group and you're all talking, but you still feel on your own. People keep talking about their partners, they'll going to meet them after college, or spend free lessons studying together. I'll sit with them at lunch, my two friends and their boyfriends with...
    ForBetterOrForWorse ForBetterOrForWorse 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 11

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    I have been with my boyfriend,

    Shawn, for a year and two months as of tomorrow. We live in the same state but we are still 2 1/2 hours away from each other. Neither one if us drives yet so we have to rely on family and friends to get to see each other. We have had several "dates" most of the time we spend...
    BabyFox1995 BabyFox1995 18-21, F Jul 16

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    My Eminem-based Love Song

    (Verse 1) How do you know if you're in love? When you don't gotta give up Even though you can't touch The relationship ain't much But even so, as such You choose not to hold a grudge On all of the folks Who put your heart on the roast And all of 'em or most Can just about boast...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 5, 2013

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    This boy and me love each other,

    but we aren't dating.. We are young and he lives 8000+ miles away from me.. He lived in the same town as me for 3 years and he went back to his country in January. When he was here we had a 'thing' for like a year on and off, but we never officialized our relationship.. But now...
    nicole99bakke nicole99bakke 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    New

    I'm not new to the site but I'm new to the group so I thought I'd say hello to everyone and tell my story... Auston (my fiance) and I met through his half brother (Auston's adopted) that went to my grandparents church. We didn't meet in person but by word of mouth and then I don...
    march12008 march12008 18-21, F Oct 19, 2010

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    My Story

    My story could be perceived as a digital fairy tale. The book would be 700 pages long, so I'll spare you all the little details. Let's just say that I met a girl online by complete accident. But we got talking. She was at college in New York, I was living and working in...
    1Helpfuldude 1Helpfuldude 26-30, M 5 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Metamorphosis Of Non-universal Love..misery.

    All forms of love except that which transcends the physical nature and attributes , and that which is all pervasive, results in misery. This idea is not as complex and profound as it may sound. Simplistically put, such love, whose object is physical form and physical attributes...
    guardsvan guardsvan 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    I Wouldn't Trade You For the World Baby.

      So the catastrophe has been put in place. The emotions strung from the roof; high. The butterflies, no longer conspicuous, they’ve sliced and diced my insides into a ribbon-strewn mess. With no hope of solving the enigma: who put them there? I often evoke thoughts...
    Flicksy Flicksy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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    they can work. especially

    if you love them. but he doesnt think so. should I keep trying or forget it
    madisonlovesyou madisonlovesyou 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    Beautiful Tragic

    I used to be so positive about this,but sometimes, the distance and time of being apart is taking it's toll. Before we decided to enter this kind of relationship, I am fully aware that it's not gonna be easy, but still, the roller coaster of events and emotions still catches me...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Five Years, 100 Round-Trip Flights, Many Emails, Daily Calls

    I started a long-distance relationship (very) soon after meeting the lovely lady to whom I'm now married. She was just starting college, I was just moving on to grad school some 500 miles away, and we gave it a go. We were long distance for 5 years until I finished grad school...
    nuriah nuriah 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2013

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    dansizzling dansizzling 22-25, M Dec 11

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    I'm a girl who is in love with her best friend.

    My best friend's name is Rayette. She goes to school about 4 1/2 hours away and when she's at home she's about 3 to 3 1/2 hours away. We want to be in a relationship, but we are both starting at feeling large schools so at the same time we don't want to be tied down and want to...
    xlostgirl815 xlostgirl815 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Because Of Him

    I've been through tons of hardships in my life that have caused me to be more mature than someone my age (17). I know what it's like to grow up in a poor family with divorced parents. I know what it's like to watch your best friend of 8 years die in front of you. I know what it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 5, 2012

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    My girlfriend and I see each other physically

    once in a blue moon. Her Mega-Christian , Jesus-loving parents don't know about us , so we really only talk via email, texting, or video chat .
    lethophobic lethophobic 13-15, F Jun 22

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    Four and a half years ago,

    I met an amazing guy on a domestic flight (I was catching a connecting international flight). He swapped seats to come and talk to me, he took a while to say anything, but once he did, there was not a moment that went by in silence. We later grabbed our bags and left, he went to...
    ColetteR ColetteR 22-25, F Nov 28

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    I believe that long distance relationships can

    work as long as both people are totally committed to making it work.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I've been in a long distance relationship

    for 8 months now. We met in a karaoke app, so at first most (if not everything) of the things we do together are songs. After sometime, we are now experiencing the struggles of being in a LDR on a 12-hour time difference. It's just fortunate that I work on his timezone, so we...
    ICanBeBad ICanBeBad 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    i thought so but im not

    so sure now :( sometimes things don't goes as planned and i guess things are not always meant to be?
    daniellefeather28 daniellefeather28 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    mariatooshort mariatooshort 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 25

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    This kind of relationship tests the couple

    if they truly love each other... agree?
    NeonLightz NeonLightz 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Why I Believe Long Distance Can Work

    Yesterday I had a conversation about long distance relationships with a good friend of mine. I showed her the gift I received for Valentine's Day and she was like "you know what? I can't understand how you can say you love this man and that you have a boyfriend when you only see...
    Mizery25 Mizery25 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    I feel that long distance relations can work

    "provided" two people are ready to meet within a stipulated amount of time as most marriages happen without long distance relations yet most divorces occur in those relations too. Therefore, the probability of failures In both is almost the same. So why not to try something...
    generous110 generous110 26-30, M Jun 4

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    Of course it can work!

    If the 2 people involved are really committed and mature enough to find ways around the difficulties of being in an LDR, why shouldnt it work? The people who say that it doesnt, have either had bad experiences while being in one (like their partner cheated on them or didn't put...
    AryaFairgloom AryaFairgloom 22-25, F May 30

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    Ok well before me and my girlfriend moved away

    from each other we were dating and extremely happy with each other but :,( i moved and we kept in contact *we chatted 24-7 365 and eventually we got engaged over the phone *even though i an only 15*
    Kitry Kitry 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 26

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    I reach out and touchSo close in my thoughtsSo

    far in distanceYet right by my sideConnected to youI speak to you alwaysSo far awayYour right by my sideI breath with youI feel,your touchSo far awayRight by my side. 
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Test Of Love.

    Long distance relationships are the purest test of love. If you can love someone on the other side of the world and still trust them, you have already got what a lot of ‘real relationships’ do not. How you keep the spice of the relationship with every smiles in the pictures...
    FreeyourSoul FreeyourSoul 70+ 3 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    If the love trust and commitment is there then

    yes they can. But without those three things they are doomed.
    ImJustJen ImJustJen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    Two different people in two different worlds.

    .. Separated by thousands of miles... Each one beyond national boundaries, beyond time zones, beyond the sea... Beyond probability of ever meeting or sharing so much as a word, a glance... Or a dream. But sometimes, fate has plans that we don't know we're ready for...
    SoulJourner SoulJourner 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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    I Really Do.

    A long distance relationship brings people even closer together.  I believe this because both people are putting a lot more effort into it.  You are sharing your daily lives with one another, you have a lot more trust put into one another, and you are truly supportive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 25, 2010

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    Nope. Well not the kind I'm in.

    No communication = impossible
    Mjjim86 Mjjim86 26-30, M Jun 16

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    Worth the Wait

    I'm in a new relationship with an incredibly wonderful man (who makes me laugh) and he lives in another state.  I've never been involved in a LDR before, but I know that they can work.  Because we're working together to make it work.  Daily phone calls...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 36 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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    When You Believe Your Goals Will Come True..

    My goal that i am currently aiming towards is currently living in another country, he is the love of my life and the one i am looking forward to being with the most. We both believe that long distance relationships work when both are committed to being in it. For we understand...
    StephLuvRick StephLuvRick 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I don't think my long distance relationship is

    typical. My boyfriend and I live about 50 miles away from each other and we've been together almost three years. We take turns going to each others places every week. Lately, he has been coming to me, as his parents drive us bonkers. I keep hoping we will hit some break through...
    Funyun77 Funyun77 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Long Distance Relationships Do Exists.

    I believe that long distance relationships can work because I myself is in this kind of a relationship. Yes, it's hard, and very challenging but it's never impossible to make an LDR a successful relationship just like a normal relationship. To hell with those who keeps on telling...
    wifeynijim wifeynijim 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Of course why couldn't they.

    . At some point I think you would have to live closer but I've seen it work!!
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F May 8

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    I believe that if the love is real

    and it is a relationship built on trust , then distance is merely a small obstacle that can be overcome. My cousin is a great example. He met a woman online who lives in the UK. Two years later, they are happily married and living in the States:)
    emeraldangel emeraldangel 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I'm Moving To Ohio!

    After 4 years of being in an on again off again long distance relationship with "Ohio", I have finally decided to move to Ohio and get my own place so we can actually have a REAL relationship where we can touch each other.  It wasn't an easy decision.  He had been asking me...
    livingdeadgirl26 livingdeadgirl26 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    long distance relationships can work out,

    if you want it too....i had a long distance relationship and we worked at it for 4 months and then he moved in with me and my family because he had family problems and his mum was violent towards him. Now we have been together 8 years and yet we have worked at it all the way. we...
    westlife213 westlife213 22-25, F Oct 16

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    Am I the only one that believes in long

    distance relationships? And I'm not talking about dating the person for a month or 2 than giving up. I mean like dating them for 9-10 months or maybe a year or longer than finally waiting for the day that you meet them? I feel like I'm the only person who would do that because I...
    Imdestroyed Imdestroyed 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    My boyfriend and I were in a ldr

    for 2 years and we lived in different provinces. We have now been living together for a year.
    lechatnoirr lechatnoirr 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    The Difficulty of Personal Legends: LDRs -

    The computer crashed and I'm left feeling absolutely terrible about it. Not my fault exactly, however just knowing that it makes it known that the challenge of being far away and not close by is excruciating. We were both on Skype. She had slept as I did too, in order to have...
    LysanderFremont LysanderFremont 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    I Am In A Long Distance Relationship

    "Not because you can not envision yourself in it, or you’ve heard stories of know people who didn't end up together, or even if yours did not turn out to be the fairytale that you expected it to be, it does not give you the right to generalize that long distance relationships...
    katyyoung katyyoung 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    In my mind, a long distance relationship will

    work better.. In a normal face-to-face relationship you already have everything you want, and sometimes this can cause people to lose their caring... But in a long distance relationship you can trully know that the person cares about you because they will stick by you, even with...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I Find My Self Thinking 'it Just Has To Work'

    If you believe even for a second that it won't work, then whats it all for? the constant fights, missing the other person all the time, always wanting to hold them but hardly being able to. so i always tell my self, of course it'll work, it has to, because i just can't bare to...
    blackfire459 blackfire459 18-21, M Nov 18, 2011

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    "There are moments in life

    when you miss someone so much that you want to pick them up from your mind and hug them. .... Like right now"
    IfOnlyIHadWingz IfOnlyIHadWingz 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    I truly do believe it,

    I'm currently in my second LDR and before entering this relationship I doubted LDR's worked. But now thanks to my boyfriend, I have learned and am still learning how to manage being in a long distance relationship.
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Love..

    I met the love of my life when i was 15 and he was 16. We met through yahoo chat, back then facebook wasn't really around and myspace was just becoming popular. I remember the very first thing he ever said to me on yahoo, even 8 years later. Anyways, it started out just like any...
    phantasiexoxo phantasiexoxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2012

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    Marriage In A Distance

    >>> to share my husband note :)) We met each other online around October 2010. I’m from Canada, and she’s from the Philippines. She added me on her Face book, and I followed her in other social networking sites (yahoo and Skype). We started talking almost EVERYDAY since...
    iamclarisse iamclarisse 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2012