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I Don't Believe In Long Distance Relationships

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    Small Problem Major Confusion

    Let me start out by explaining my current situation. I've been with my boyfriend for about a year and a half. He and I go to separate colleges. However, our colleges are only 20 minutes apart. But between school work we only get to see each other once a week. I'm really grateful...
    StrugglinToSurvive StrugglinToSurvive 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Not Working

    When you're forgetting you're even IN a relationship, it's pretty much time to end it with Mr. Washington when you're in Illinois. Know what I mean?
    CheerioGrrrl CheerioGrrrl 13-15, F May 20, 2012

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    Things Have Changed

    Fine, long distance can work of you got separated for whatever reason. Or if you live like an hour or two away from each other. That's alright, because at least there's a foundation on which a relationship was founded. But no relationship can be forged off nothing but pictures...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 18, 2011

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Oct 20, 2014

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    I don't know if I can do it,

    he's away in a total of what sums up to be half a year and the rest of the time he seems exhausted. I want him by my side all the time and it's killing me to know that he has to leave over and over again...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F Apr 14

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    I just wouldn't like it.

    If I'm in a relationship with someone I like to be with that person and see them and have not only that emotional connection, but that physical connection which can't be achieved through a long distance relationship, at least not regularly
    musicislife00 musicislife00 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2014

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    I believe that if there comes a time

    where you and your lover are going to be apart because of distance, might as well end it. And believe that if you guys were truly meant to be together, it'll happen.
    Karinas2 Karinas2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    Yeah...

    ...mine didn't work out. It is very very very difficult. I really believed for 2 years that it would work, but now I don't. I wish things had been different. The only way it can work is if two people are in it together, and do everything they can to see each other. Unfortunately...
    djfx311 djfx311 36-40, F May 19, 2012

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    Long Distance Relationship

    It's really difficult to maintain a long distance relationship. I had a bf online and yes, we used to talk and see each other in Skype almost everyday. During our first month, everything was so good. Then during the second month, he started to become cold little by little until...
    mariet0712 mariet0712 26-30, F Aug 2, 2013

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    Nope. I've tried it

    and it absolutely does not work! So stressful!
    somanydynamos88 somanydynamos88 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    Time difference sucks!

    You have to stay all night waiting for notifications to show up with his name in it either with skype or viber. Unnecessary stress especially when you aren't so sure where the relationship goes. But I think I was so stupid to believe this kind of relationship works!!!!!!!
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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    Been There Done That! - My Recent Breakup

    My Recent Breakup I haven’t don’t much talking about this since the end or lately for so many different reasons. Before it was good, now I wonder if maybe I should let it out. I don’t like to sound bitter, and I don’t want to be angry even though sometimes it is...
    ForgetHate ForgetHate 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life,

    Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc. ___________________________ *********** Practical Explanation ( For Example ) :- `1st of all can you tell me every single seconds detail from that time when you born ?? ( i need every seconds detail ?? that what...
    bolt0 bolt0 22-25, M Dec 7, 2013

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    I met a guy a month before I study abroad,

    he confessed to me that he likes me and I kinda like him too, and he took me to meet his family and I spent a night w them cause I get a long really well w his parents, and I was so drunk that night, I kinda made out w him. But it was only 1st base, and I slept w him. It went...
    Fluouracarpott Fluouracarpott 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 18, 2014

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    I Dont Believe In LDRs Until...

    4 years ago I dont believe in LDRs... until luck played tricks on me and met this guy online.. We had an instant connection and he became my bf.. We broke up 4 times (minimum!) and got together again over the years.. I dont receommend this kind of setup but I guess it can work if...
    soulcatchersvictim soulcatchersvictim 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2013

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    Nevermind :/

    I don't think I will ever have a long distance relationship again, they never work out, I will stick with people who are from the UK (same as me) but no where like America or anywhere. You don't know what they're doing behind your back. :/
    Ml4566 Ml4566 13-15, M 5 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    For Over 3years

    for 3year's i did chat and talk to my boyfriend online nothing's is happen.all he does is lie to me.and pretending and don't even come here yet....and not just that he keep talking to his first online ex girlfriend. i think he love the girl still because he still continue...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 4, 2013

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    This is about long distance relationship.

    (I am 18 years old) I only do if we will be apart for 3-5 years and no longer. However, I an going abroad for medical program, which means I will be away for more than 7 years, (10 actually in total minimum) and we both agree our pathway will be hard to meet later future. But i...
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    Like, no!!! Not having my man by my side every

    night is pure hell on earth. I just don't see the point in being in a relationship where you can't even physically feel him. Having him around assures your psyche that you indeed belong in a relationship, that this is real and not just some make believe realm that you've...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F Feb 23

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    Always the possibility they're a catfish

    which is probably the scariest part
    euphorian euphorian 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I used too, something happened,

    and now I don't believe anymore.
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M Oct 21, 2014

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    Varying Results.

    I was recently in a long-distance relationship. We started dating right when high school ended. We spent the summer together, but then we had to part and go to college. We were about five hours apart. We knew we wanted to stay together, and we agreed on long-distance. We mostly...
    pauserewind pauserewind 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    If you don't live within walking distance,

    you live too far . I mean unless you would like to travel to me and bring me to you
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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    I Just Can't Do Another Long Distance Relationship

    I have to be upfront: I can't do a long-distance relationship again. I live in the Philly metro area. I want to meet someone HERE. And here's why: I have had two long-distance relationships these past two years. I saw them as pleasant distractions to get me through a rough patch...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Short Term, Long Distance...sure...long Term, Long Distance...not A Chance!

    I used to believe long distance relationships could work.I still believe that, at least for the short term... But that was 12 years ago. I had been dating my then boyfriend, now husband for 2 years when the air force took him overseas for months at a time. We made it work then...
    Achange4me Achange4me 26-30, F Jun 30, 2012

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    Long distant relationships don't work there are

    other people that you might fall for you need someone to be there with you to hug you, love you, if your not there with them you'll drift apart and there's nothing you can do to stop it. It's always good to have someone there with you
    gwen160000 gwen160000 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    Casualdeviant02 Casualdeviant02 18-21, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All too often I've seen them crumble,

    whilst preventing either party from seeking joy and comfort where they are. Do yourselves a favour. Save the heart ache and break up. It is better for you both.
    JohnVBlackburn JohnVBlackburn 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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    It's not that I don't want to believe.

    It's just... it's so much harder on the heart to know you're thousands of miles away and every night you count the stars before I do but you're counting alone. How my heart aches when I look up at the moon and know you see the same one but that connection is so faint. It hurts...
    Blueaquatic Blueaquatic 18-21, F Jun 1, 2014

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    Your just to far apart

    and there's other people you could start liking someone else and hook up with them because no ones there with you to keep you, love you, hug you, you need someone there to do that or you drift apart from each other and you can't really stop that
    gwen160000 gwen160000 13-15, F Oct 20, 2014

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    Why I Believe In Long Distance Relationships

    Hello, First of all, let me introduce my relationship. I have been dating for a few years with my girlfriend who lives half way across the world. In the beginning, when I was living in Japan, I met my girlfriend who then had a boyfriend. Despite that, we both had interests in...
    UnthoughtKnowing UnthoughtKnowing 22-25 1 Response Aug 3, 2013

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    FairyDust711 FairyDust711 22-25, F Oct 21, 2014

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    I was in two long distance relationships

    and both went sour. With the first guy I was with him for 7yrs. It started off as a long distance relationship then I moved closer to him for the last two years of our relationship but it didn't work out.
    Morenita79 Morenita79 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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    Oh Cmon!

    He is far away! Why should I talk to him and create more misunderstandings? I just dont want to start NOW! I want to wait till he comes! Whats so difficult in that?
    HelenParis HelenParis 22-25 Mar 7, 2012

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    What started as a spark over some instant

    messages, shared emails and exchanged pictures, turned flat. I met a couple of guys long distance. While I maintain just strictly friendship with one still, the other two did not pan out at all. One wound up being married and his angry wife emailing me. After a decent...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    And My Parents Were In One

    I don't believe in LDRs. I don't believe they never work out, time-wise, but I just believe they are not fulfilling enough for anyone to want to pursue them. My parents went into an LDR shortly after meeting at university. Now they have been married 20 years, of which about 10...
    Castorinox Castorinox 22-25, M Apr 2, 2013

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    Only A Certain Type Of Person Can Do A Long Distance Relationship

    And that is not me, you see I have insecurity issues more than most, and the feel of abandonment feels me with dread. Then again I think I was in an unhealthy relationship, with a man that had commitment issues, but was incredible lonely, put this together with our long distance...
    Gracie2012 Gracie2012 31-35, F Jul 9, 2012

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    Long Distance..

    I don't believe in one.. Well.. i did before things fall apart.. I've been with 2 REALLLLLYYYY short term ldr (first one is not actually ldr.. well.. we'll see), yeah, short, but who cares? it doesn't mean i didn't gave my best no? Now, i prefer having a relationship offline...
    4uu1 4uu1 18-21 Nov 19, 2013

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    Everybody always throws trust on it!

    I'm here to tell you, it is not always directly about trust! Sometimes it's about logic and logically speaking long distance and relationship don't fit in the same premises. Logically one can expect for problems to occur
    newbeginnings15 newbeginnings15 18-21, F Nov 26, 2014

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    I don't believe i need one i trust my boyfriend completely even if i was allowed one.
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