How do you feel about long distance relationships?

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How do you feel about long distance relationships?

Charry Charry
I'm in one now and I was wondering the public opinion of them.
02/12/2013
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SMichelle SMichelle
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Originally posted by Charry
I'm in one now and I was wondering the public opinion of them.
I am also in one. I never thought I'd get into one before, and I was always of the belief that long distance relationships can't work. Then... I met my partner, and fell in love. It's one of the best relationships I've ever had -- though it does have its downsides, of course.
02/12/2013
Bleu Bleu
I'm currently in a 5.5 year one and never thought I'd be in one. Even now, it's hard to believe we lasted this long and I KNOW why people, including my mom and his parents, doubt us. With this new age, it's unusual to them.

Personally, I LOVE being able to fulfill my college goals before we move in and stuff. I love having that freedom of not having to be with him at all times when I'm trying to study and pick out schools. I'm happy we don't have to be rushed for all the stuff people USUALLY rush when they have been in a relationship with someone for this long. I'm EXCITED for us to live together and we get to do it after our careers are starting (I'll still be in school but I can easily say I have started my career).

Plus, I feel like he knows stuff about me that would have never been figured out if we didn't have this distance between us.
02/12/2013
Cindi025 Cindi025
I don't think I could handle it! Heck I can barely handle my local bf that I rarely get to see due to his hectic job and long hours. I couldn't imagine being in a long distance relationship and being happy.
02/13/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
They're a challenge and a lot of work, but you can make them help. It helps the most to have a set end to the distance
02/13/2013
Rub My Ducky Rub My Ducky
Quote:
Originally posted by Charry
I'm in one now and I was wondering the public opinion of them.
It is hard, but it can be done, and you can have a perfectly normal, well-rounded relationship on the far side of it (if that's your goal). Your success will depend a lot on your personalities, the way you treat each other (mutual respect being absolutely paramount), and whether or not you are able to get beyond the inevitable dips in morale, focusing less on what you can't do together and more on what you can. Talking about your future is good, but bemoaning its distance can drag you down. It's all about finding a balance between optimism and realism, and remaining strong when the other is feeling down.

From a sexual perspective, I will also say this: If you have access to privacy, I do think it's important to engage in intimacy if your relationship is at that stage. Having each other as an outlet not only allows you to develop that side of your relationship while apart, but also makes trusting your partner's loyalty much easier.

I did it for three and a half years, and I do believe we came out the far side in a stronger position than we otherwise would have been in.
02/13/2013
tortilla tortilla
been in them before and they were never successful for me
02/13/2013
LoveDrunk LoveDrunk
It's tough, but can definitely be worth it. I married mine
02/13/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I have a love-hate relationship with long distance...I love the person, but hate the distance. xD
I think the worst part is if, like in mine, neither person has the time or money to finally meet face to face and spend some real time together...it's absolute torture.

But who knows...stick with it and maybe that person will be "The One". =^.^=
02/14/2013
FlightyBroad FlightyBroad
I think they're very tough, but if the couple can make it work, more power to them. I like that they seem to be more accepted nowadays, and I hope that anyone in a long-distance relationship is enjoying themselves!
02/14/2013
edeneve edeneve
I think they're difficult to have & aren't conducive to getting to know & experience you.
02/14/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
They're extremely difficult and not everyone can handle them. I was in one for 3.5 years before my fiance moved across the country to live with me. It's not easy but it's worth it if you really care for the person.
02/14/2013
Septimus Septimus
I've seen my friends try to deal with LDR, and I really don't think that I could ever handle one.
02/14/2013
Badmew Badmew
I am in one now. It isn't ideal, and I def. miss him, but I think that we are doing all we can to make it okay. We try to visit, and speak everyday. It is hard, but we will get through it!
02/14/2013
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