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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. 2,958 People

    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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    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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    dansizzling dansizzling 26-30, M Dec 11, 2014

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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 16-17, F 9 Responses Sep 7, 2008

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    Recently, i knew that girl from EP

    and she came to me after i posted some issue i have with my mum and after some time we discovered that she was almost the female version of myself as we had soo much stuff in common !! Sadly after some time has passed, we no longer talk at all !! What I want to say is that I...
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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

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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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    This is actually a long question.

    ..So I'm a 14 year old girl who is having an online relationship with a guy 5 years older then me and we have a age gap and a distant relationship going on. I live in Australia and he lives in Italy which is very far away which makes it difficult to want to see each other but we...
    hewie13 hewie13 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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 22-25 7 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    keliscc11 keliscc11 26-30, F Dec 30, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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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 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 2, 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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    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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    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 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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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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    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 3 Responses Jan 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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2009

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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 16-17, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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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 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 16-17, M Nov 18, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 36 Responses Feb 8, 2009

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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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    So my boyfriend is in the army

    and he just got orders to Alaska last week he leaves Thursday :( . It's not going to be a good week.
    mixedlove mixedlove 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 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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    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, 2014

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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 22-25 Jan 26

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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 22-25, 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...
    HannibalQ HannibalQ 16-17, F Feb 9

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    I have a personal experience

    and it worked just fine besides missing them all the time.
    Raewyn95 Raewyn95 18-21, F Jan 26

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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'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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