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. 3,646 People

    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

    Relationships are hard.

    Long distance relationships are even harder. Add the element of D/s to the relationship and the challenge grows. I've read where some view LDR's as disposable relationships, they can ended on a whim and without notice leaving the other party baffled and bewildered as to what...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust
    Nov 14, 2015

    Rebirth, and Rediscovery.

    It's been a year since we met, an amazing year of two people coming together and becoming a couple. And as with all relationships there have been ups and the downs. Fortunately, we have had far more up moments than down. Recently, after a rough moment we spent three (very long...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust
    1 Response Jan 31

    Does anyone want a long distance relationship?

    I was skeptical about them at first until I got in one. But sometimes you have to believe in them because what if you didn't know anyone around your way? What if no one was worth your time? What would you do than? Would long distance relationships be negotiable than?
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    Jun 15, 2015

    I never thought that I would be in a long

    distance relationship. It's not that it is something that I was against, just not something I ever really thought about. Until I met him. He is everything I ever dreamed of in a man and more. I really feel such a deep bond with him, a bond that distance can not deter. It is...
    Iwantsomemore2 Iwantsomemore2
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    Let me tell you a story of a couple

    that I know. They used to be in a Long Distance Relationship. The guy is from Germany and the woman is from the Philippines. They met online. Their first meeting was some time around 2014 and it was awesome. The guy learned a lot about the girl's culture and personality. The...
    HomelessSoul HomelessSoul
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 8

    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

    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
    35 Responses Feb 8, 2009

    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

    I've just come out of hospital

    and am feeling just awful. My boyfriend lives in London and is flying to New York this week...I feel so low but last night we spoke and he told me that even though I now have scars on my body, I was still beautiful. I miss him all the time but i believe distance only makes...
    Wallipops Wallipops
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 5

    I have had 1 and I loved it!

    But I guess he didn't .... So now I'm trying to find a 13/14 year old guy to date and be happy:)
    Paigeestephens Paigeestephens
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jul 26, 2015

    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

    they could work if you are smart,

    adult and not insecure, not jealous
    Enjoyyourlife Enjoyyourlife
    26-30, M
    Jun 5, 2015

    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
    1 Response Jan 7, 2012

    Omg! I hope everything works out

    and we can spend mamorial day weekend together!!!... I've not seen him since November! I'm so nervous omg what if I cry... Aaaahhh!! I've been planning this forever... Don't mind me i'm just freaking out over here... WHAT SHOULD I WEAR!
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2015

    I am looking for a lady

    for a serious relationship. please message me if you are serious and want to go on a ride with me
    paulbabs2002 paulbabs2002
    26-30, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    Across mountains our love will stand high.

    Across oceans my love for you will only grow. Seasons can come and go, but my love will forever stay. I don’t need to hold your hand or touch upon your beauty to know the love I feel, for it is all that's in my soul. Our sacred bond is indestructible, nothing will break...
    adamw adamw
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2015

    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
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    6 Responses Apr 18, 2014
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Feb 20
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    1 Response Jan 21, 2015

    what is the longest time you've spent apart

    from your partner and what do you find hardest about your relationship?
    Sbabyface Sbabyface
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 18

    My boyfriend recently moved to Mississippi.

    . I have been dating him for 2 years now and we have a really good relationship. I am still in school down here in florida and have a really bad relationship with my parents. I dont have a phone and the only time I get to talk to him is when I have my computer, or at night when...
    CassidyDuffyyy3566 CassidyDuffyyy3566
    18-21, F
    Nov 14, 2015

    If it has to work,it can work.

    . Otherwise,strangers too live under the same roof years together.
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    I do. I've been in one

    for the best part of 18 months. But there are limits. See, the initial struggles come back to haunt you. Little things you thought were resolved, little niggly things come back and cause problems. You fight because of past events, not based on current thinking. Change is hard...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    Oct 2, 2015

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11
    26-30, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jul 5, 2013
    SailorsAngel SailorsAngel
    41-45, F
    Feb 11

    I was in a long distance relationship

    and it was the worst relationship of my life, so I swore that I would never enter into another one and now look where I am! Long distance relationship with the love of my life, it turns out that it wasn't long distance that didn't work, it was my awful ex! Long distance can...
    leahjo12 leahjo12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 6, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jan 8, 2014

    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.
    DeathThrone DeathThrone
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 10, 2015

    "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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 26, 2015

    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 -_-
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2015

    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

    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
    16-17, F
    Jul 4, 2014

    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

    I've been in a long distance relationship

    for 10 months. My boyfriend and I are only 2 states apart. At times it seems hard to be in one. What are great ways to get through the feeling of I can't deal with this anymore? We haven't met yet unfortunately.
    erbearrr erbearrr
    16-17, F
    Dec 8, 2015

    even though i have been through

    so many ones that didn't and saw my dearest friend have a bad one really, but i still believe in that!! because i can make it last!! personally i always find that i been with the wrong person but the right one for me shall make it last with me! i know it and i am sure of it, it...
    gamesBOSS gamesBOSS
    22-25, M
    Mar 23

    I do believe long distance relationship can work

    because im datingnthe best boyfriend in the world but he lives in new Orleans, and i live in new jersey. We both still love each other so much. And im planning to go to new Orleans to go see him
    Dannythegayguy23 Dannythegayguy23
    16-17, M
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    he was thousands of miles away,

    moved here permanently and cheated on me with another girl when he got here...though I still have hope that long distance relationships work
    ImaWizardKindOfGirl ImaWizardKindOfGirl
    18-21, F
    May 18, 2015

    I've been in a ldr for 8 months with my

    beautiful girlfriend. I live in Massachusetts (US) and she lives in Northern Italy but we make it work with FaceTime and texting and we have seen each other twice already. I'm going to see her in 2 weeks and I can't wait. She makes me the happiest I've ever been in my life and I...
    lalalaabc123 lalalaabc123
    1 Response Mar 9

    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
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2014

    Any sort of relationship can work,

    as long as you have trust in one another.
    Violetblossoms Violetblossoms
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 16

    I was in one it worked out

    until the person broke up with I feel so lonely sometimes I need a bf seriously
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    3 Responses May 7, 2015
    mariatooshort mariatooshort
    18-21, F
    16 Responses Jun 25, 2014

    If both participants feel the same way,

    and communicate and are honest with each other, the distance isn't that big of a factor. Sure it can be unbelievably hard, and sometimes giving up feels like the only option that is left. But it can also be such a beautiful thing, Love is extremely strong when it's true, and...
    haleywithaheadache haleywithaheadache
    16-17, F
    Nov 15, 2015

    To be honest, I mostly call you just to hear

    your voice. I may ask about your day though I don't have much to say. Each call is just a ruse hoping you'll agree to whisper any tidbit in my ear. If I could only replace this plastic phone with your lips pressed lightly on my mine, cut our distance, miles to inches and have...
    adamw adamw
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

    It won't be easy, and there are times

    when you feel alone even when you can hear them and emote to them. But its still lonely. But, it can work. You just need to work together and make it work. Its a relationSHIP. Row together, bilge together, prime and arm the cannons to destroy other ships together! Maybe the...
    Schizotistic Schizotistic
    22-25, M
    Jul 6, 2015

    I am currently in a long distance relationship

    with someone who is from Deleware. She is currently going to be a senior this upcoming school year. It is my first long distance relationship but it has not discouraged me at all. The key is to communicate and be faithful. I am 20 and the girl I am dating is 17. Anyone have...
    Chang94 Chang94
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jun 4, 2015

    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
    6 Responses May 25, 2010
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