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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. 3,112 People

    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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    I haven't been with this guy

    for very long but he's had the most positive influence on me. Nobody has influenced me to do and be so good- but at the same time it's my choice! He lives 8 hours away n he makes me happier than people who are around me.
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F Mar 18

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    mariatooshort mariatooshort 18-21, F 17 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    A long distance relationship certainly has the

    potential to work. But heed my advice: Don't make your first strong love relationship long distance.
    Landstrom11 Landstrom11 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 12

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    SINGLE AND LOOKING IM 26 I HAVE A JOB HOUSE

    VEHICLE DISTANCE IS NO ISSUE MUST BE 18 AND OLDER IN THE USA WANNA TEXT?LADIES ONLY IM NO PERVE
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    SINGLE AND LOOKING IM 26 I HAVE A JOB HOUSE

    VEHICLE DISTANCE IS NO ISSUE MUST BE 18 AND OLDER IN THE USA WANNA TEXT?LADIES ONLY IM NO PERVE
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M Feb 19

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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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    So my girlfriend and I are going on our eight

    month of our long distance relationship, and it is certainly a lot more different than i pictured it being. This is definitely one of the most challenging things that I have done, because we both need to continuously work so hard to make it work between us. I am at college, and...
    Charlespappas Charlespappas 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    I actually know they can,

    I'm in one and I've been in one for a few months now and it is perfect :) I love you david <3
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    she sent a friend request on facebook .

    we did not understand each others language but i liked talking to her . then she stopped, i messaged her many time but no response. few weeks later she messaged again and we talked over skype as well. she is algerian, mysterious and young, i dont understand her but i have fallen...
    navchetan navchetan 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    I believe it depends on the people in the

    relationship because ldrs involve lots of trust, communication, and no room for lying.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 26

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    I thoroughly believe this

    since I'm in one right now. He's in Minnesota while I'm in North Carolina. We've been "together" for 6 months and we're still going strong. :)
    Skuggington Skuggington 16-17, M Feb 9

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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    I've been in a long distance relationship

    for three and a half years... We haven't even met face to face yet, but we expect to within the next few weeks... (Very Long Story!) We'll get married soon after our meeting... Love him and can't wait to be with him forever X
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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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    Just so you know...yes I am currently in a long

    distance relationship with a lady I consider my true love. So I have seen this question asked on here and there are as many negative answers as there are positive ones. The most common comment for the ones that say they do work is that both people have to be committed to each...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    My bestfriends mom had a long distance with her

    boyfriend for about 6 years and met each other 2 years after and they just got married. I think long distance relationship can work if both sides don't give up or lie and cheat on the other person.
    sissapearl sissapearl 13-15, F Feb 9

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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 Sep 24, 2014

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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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    Almost eight years ago,

    I had a relationship with a really good friend. Sadly when we confessed our feelings, he and his family were moving to another county, an hour away. We were in high school but we were really in love. We never had sex, we were both into music, art, and outdoor activities. He...
    choxie22 choxie22 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm best friends with a guy

    that lives miles away from me and our friendship will be a year old in July. you can make long distance work only if you want to
    thebladeisbae0718 thebladeisbae0718 13-15, F Feb 9

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    dansizzling dansizzling 26-30, M Dec 11, 2014

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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, 2014

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    A perfect relationship is not

    that you never get angry, upset, irritated with each other. It is how fast you resolve and bounce back to normal.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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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 9 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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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, 2014

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    SINGLE AND LOOKING IM 26 I HAVE A JOB HOUSE

    VEHICLE DISTANCE IS NO ISSUE MUST BE 18 AND OLDER IN THE USA WANNA TEXT?LADIES ONLY IM NO PERVE
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 8

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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, 2014

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    You think long distance relationships are

    stupid? Well im sorry i'd rather date somebody who's perfect for me and put up with the distance than put up with being treated like **** by some douchebag who lives closer -_-
    Heart4Jesus Heart4Jesus 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 2

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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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    Well from experience.

    .. they will work if both are committed to make them work. I just came off a 4 year run around ... lol only Chace if she chances you back.
    kerac kerac 51-55, M Dec 31, 2014

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    SINGLE AND LOOKING IM 26 I HAVE A JOB HOUSE

    VEHICLE DISTANCE IS NO ISSUE MUST BE 18 AND OLDER IN THE USA WANNA TEXT?LADIES ONLY IM NO PERVE
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 7

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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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    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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    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

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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, 2014

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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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    Well, I think that they can

    as long as both partners want them to work and care enough about each other. There can be some tough moments when you or your loved one need to be hugged but there can be rather interesting moments that you can share over long distance too. I am optimistic I believe it can work...
    PrincessMjau PrincessMjau 18-21, F Feb 9

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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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    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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    My boyfriend and I have deleted most social

    media ... Snapchat Facebook and Instagram ... I'm hoping it works... We shall see
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 day ago

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