I Think A Long Distance Relationship Can Work

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    6 Months And Counting....

    The 18-11-2010 is Our 6 month anniversary. 6 of the most satisfying months of my life. But thats not to say it has been easy, to be honest it has been the hardest 6 months of my life. Being in a long distance relationship isn't easy at all. The lack of touch, of sight and...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    3 Responses Nov 17, 2010

    To me it don't matter

    where you are from, if we love each other enough then it's bound to work.
    southernobsession southernobsession
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 5, 2015

    I think if you truly care about someone,

    trust them and try to put the effort in, it can definitely work. I was in a long distance relationship once and when he moved, we were able to continue the relationship 7 months after he left. It ended because while we were video chatting, we were treating each other more like...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 23, 2015

    I wouldnt say long distance relationship doesnt

    work at all, but not easy to keep it for long until meet in person. Little misunderstanding can turn into big very easy. I believe long distance relationship would work for very calm and tolerance people. Not for those people when they dont hear from other side and start...
    mkdpk mkdpk
    41-45, M
    Jun 1, 2015

    As a former army guy.

    I've seen them work. For me 9 years deployed out of 15 served. It didnt. But I still belive for so many other soldiers I worked with theirs worked. Keeping the faith I suppose
    deleted deleted
    Feb 23, 2015

    I've known this guy on Xbox

    for 4 years and we had a ldr for 1 year but I ended it because I didn't think we'd ever meet. Well after dating other guys he's still the best out of all of em and we're so alike. We never fought that whole year. It was happy times of staying up til 5am giggling about random...
    olliebuddy olliebuddy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    I think they can work

    for anyone :) You just need alot of trust and honesty. Love doesn't have limits. I had a friend that met someone from the UK, I live in the US, and they dated long distance for 3 years. My friend paid to go to the UK and now they are married. It's a really strength building...
    Raptax231 Raptax231
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

    Am I the only one here

    that thinks the picture in this group looks like a skin cell under a microscope...?
    DrowningInRed DrowningInRed
    Nov 27, 2015

    If two people are in love

    and remain loyal and happy, I think it can work. I've seen a lot work.
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 12, 2015

    My long distance partner won't delete their

    dating profile online. Any suggestions?
    31-35, M
    4 Responses May 13, 2015

    I think they work because I'm in love with my

    bestfriend who lives 2 hours away. 5 months later and we are just as strong. I know we haven't been together very long but we make it work. we usually see each other atleast once a month
    bigd920 bigd920
    22-25, F
    Feb 23, 2015

    I was talking to some happy couple on Instagram.

    They are going to marry on this year. Fillipin and US! Long distance relationship. But their love and trust got over it! And i'm pretty surprised that they met....on EP!! Well,i took very nice advice from them. Thank you for sharing your love. Congrats!! And stay happy...
    deleted deleted
    Apr 13, 2015

    Sometimes I just don't think they can.

    Been talking to a guy for months on & off. Met on a dating site. At first we clicked & we could talk about anything & everything. We became close friends. He is trying to be in the music business. All of a sudden he quits talking to me. Breaks my heart but I got over it & moved...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2014

    I live in the United States

    and there's this guy I really like but the problem is he lives all the way in the United Kingdom. He asked me yesterday to be his girlfriend but I didn't give him an answer. I know long distance relationships never work out :( if I said yes to him do you think it would work?
    Ki123 Ki123
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 28, 2014

    The Navy has taken my boyfriend to Mississippi

    (and eventually Guam), and being under 18 has kept me in Florida. My love is one of a fairytale. I am blessed, and the distance is only temporary.
    KassidiSikes KassidiSikes
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    I want to tell you the story about me

    and this boy: In August, 2014, I went on a camp which involved some cadets across a part of England. Everyone at least knew someone there so, nobody was left out at all. Besides, we all met new friends anyway during the time we had there. There were four groups depending on...
    Notification Notification
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 23, 2015
    laurenzerbe laurenzerbe
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

    I am in a long distance relationship.

    It's definitely hard, but I'm happy with it. Somehow we manage to make things work and it's a good arrangement until I can move out. :)
    deleted deleted
    Aug 5, 2015

    so I just met this girl she's really cute

    and im totally into her.. we both have kids her daughter is 6 and my son is 3.. I wanna get to know her but im scared to make myself vulnerable because I've been hurt alot from my last relationship with my sons mom.. she used alot of my past mistakes that she wasn't even apart...
    arek87 arek87
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 14, 2015

    There's this guy that i met on internet,

    he came To the city i live in and we talk All the time... But he is kind of the opposite of me, we have interesting talks but we disagree in a lot of things. Also i am very tall and it bothers me that man are shorter than me, and he is much shorter than me. So today he told me...
    rebeccava rebeccava
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015

    my LDR didn't work for the people we were.

    the distance those two years had nothing to do with it.
    mermaidhairr mermaidhairr
    26-30, F
    Aug 24, 2015

    Long distance relationships can work.

    I was in a 2 year LDR, me in Indiana and her in New York City. Both people have to want it and also be creative with travel and communication.
    SolomonicCoke SolomonicCoke
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 13, 2015

    Long distance relationships are

    so much better then short distance relationships. I mean, you have to have such faith and trust in a person to know they wont cheat or lie. And honesty too, lots of honesty. Plus, they're so much cuter; skype calls, love letters and costly phone calls because you love eachother...
    TheGirlFullOfSecrets TheGirlFullOfSecrets
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 8, 2014

    I make all my decisions with our future in mind.

    He works hard every day to prove that he believes in us completely. The road is long, and not easy, but it will be so worthwhile in the end.
    NCheartinNY NCheartinNY
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    Just had the most amazing evening chatting to

    my man! Thank you babe. Shame he's at work 366 miles away and I'm going to sleep! I miss you baby! Love always, Lucy Lou <3 P.s hope the chuckle brothers get sorted soon and you can do what you need to!! :)
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    it's not about distance .

    ..for me it's all about "love" and "honesty" ;) being single again but I still believe in long distance can be work.
    imagineon imagineon
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 12, 2015

    I don't know since I haven't been in any.

    But with the advent of newer technologies I think it's more feasible than ever before unless sex is your top priority in a relationship.
    dreamydoc dreamydoc
    22-25, M
    May 10, 2015

    I really want someone to love

    but I don't know anyone around my way. There aren't many nice people to meet near me. I wish I can have a long distance relationship and have ways to meet them. It would be a lot nicer than being alone and stressing over it.
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22
    22-25, M
    Jun 30, 2015

    Skype Help!!!!!

    I want to be in a relationship but find anyone close. So I joined skype today hoping it can help me with a long distance relationship. here's to hoping n praying. If I'm lucky I may get a responce
    walter9508 walter9508
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

    I have been talking. To this girl

    for abouts 6 months every day she really gets me and I really get her i live in Australia and she is in America like I want to ask her out but fear rejection and I'm don't know if she like me back what should I do ?
    thepersonwhois thepersonwhois
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

    I really hope they can.

    ... But I'm eager and impatient... In two more years I won't want to have a kid and it will be two years before we can live in the same place
    Orangerocket Orangerocket
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2016

    My girlfriend lives in Texas

    and im in Ohio but i cant help but be with her. I used to never think a long distance relationship could work but i guess you cant help who u fall in love with. Shes just amazing in every way. Ik that she cant see it but shes so beautiful and perfect. No matter how far she may...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 12, 2015

    Hey whats your opinions on long distance

    Relationships? I've met this girl online and found out shes living near my old city where I grew up. Its a 12 hour drive to see her, I never really met her yet but we basically Skype everyday and we fell for each other. I don't really care what you guys have to say about it not...
    Optimize Optimize
    18-21, M
    Mar 16, 2015


    Yes I am in a long distance relationship. I fell in love with the most beautiful and amazing person I have ever met. From the moment I came across her profile (I met her through EP by chance) I knew she was something special. We became friends immediately, and I quickly...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp
    26-30, M
    12 Responses Sep 27, 2010

    Honestly, long distance can work.

    But it takes 2 people to make it not just one! As long as you trust each other & your honest & you give your whole heart then yanno why not? Some people who are in a ldr actually end up getting married & being together for a long time. So I think any of them work. Just love with...
    Country00Girl Country00Girl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 6, 2014

    it's difficult but with a lot of hard work

    and effort, it really does work
    BradleyCartwright90 BradleyCartwright90
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 27, 2015

    Ok so I met a girl on a game

    and we skyped and talked. One year later (today) we are still talking and she is halfway across the world and I love and would do anything to just hug her... Is this natural?
    Logic22 Logic22
    16-17, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    Recipe for long distance relationship: Take one

    boy from the west ??, and a girl from the east ??. Place them in a large bowl, but don't let them touch yet. Add two computers with a dash of instant message ???? , two cell phones ?? two webcams??, and whisk together??. Stir in a pinch of inside jokes, three heaping cupfuls...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    I think it would work

    as long there is trust.
    Jennygirl69 Jennygirl69
    26-30, F
    1 Response Aug 7, 2015

    "Distance is just a space in between.

    It's only as far as our hearts will let it" -unknown
    deleted deleted
    Mar 13, 2015

    It definitely can work

    provided that both the partners are loyal & sincere & truly willing to make it work.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    The only way it can ever work is

    if you Skype, to know their real. Try hard, harder than you would in a normal person to person relationship. A meeting date, that ends the long distance. Otherwise it's depressing, and will go to ****..
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Jul 29, 2015
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