Post # 1
Just curious what the main reason everyone is in their LDR? We are apart because his law school and my job are not in the same state. We will be together after he graduates from law school.
I added a poll just for fun but I’m sure I didn’t capture everything.
Post # 3
I met my husband showing cattle at a national show. So we were long distance for a couple years because we lived in different states, and he lived in a particular state that I happen to loathe the weather in so I was like, “I’m NEVER going to live there!” Clearly, he won out and I’m here in the snow, but yeh, we grew up in different states. 🙂
Post # 4
“work” was the closest answer to why we’re a ldr. we dated for awhile, broke up, and then got back together after he moved out of state for a job, so i was basing my answer after our last go around. i’m quitting my job before we get married so that i can move out to live with him after the wedding day. if i had been able to find a job where he lives prior to that, we would not have been ldr (his job is a lot better than my current one).
Post # 5
We started dating while on opposite sides of the world (we’re both Americans though). Old friends, stayed close over the years, he came to visit me, and *boom* relationship happened. 🙂
Six months later I visited him and we got engaged; four months after that I moved back to the States and we got married.
Post # 6
I guess ours was career. We met on an island and we were both working in the service industry. We were together for three weeks before our winter “seasonal” gigs broke us apart (he went down south for work and I stayed up north :)). By the time he had made it back up North for the summer season, I had decided to move to the city and try the 9-5 thing, and he was still in the seasonal thing… and so it went for five years!!!
Finally, he was able to find a job in his field (he is a golf pro), outside of the city, and I take the train in… So work, and life choices I guess…
Post # 7
We lived in the same place when we started dating, then I moved to be near my family. Shortly thereafter, things got serious and he started looking for jobs near me. That was 2.5 years and one major recession ago. 6 months til we get hitched and no luck yet so cross your fingers for me!
Post # 8
FI works for professional baseball, and travels during baseball season, mostly March-September.
Post # 9
We’re not in an LDR anymore, but we were because I met my hubby when he was doing an exchange year at my university. He had to go back to his own university to finish his degree, and I had to stay here to finish mine.
Then it was a matter of me starting my career so that I’d be able to support both of us on my salary by the time he arrived here, and him getting some work experience in his field so that there would be a much better chance of him being able to find a job in Canada.
That lasted 2.5 years, and thankfully we’re together again now!
Post # 10
Our reason is work related. We didn’t start off in a LDR, but he moved to Cali 6 months ago to get a job in the film industry. He’s trying to work his way up to cameraman and unfortunately that takes time. So it looks like we will be long distance for at least another year or possibly two. 🙁
Post # 11
We met during my post doc and I was offered a job a few months after we started dating and I moved a few hours away so we could still see each other most weekends. Now 2.5 years later we are planning a wedding and he is about to get transfered for work (we’re not sure where yet but he’ll be moving in a month). And he is from another country so until we are married he can’t quit his job so we have visa issues as well. I am very much looking forward to this whole long distance thing to be over! But this year is going to be tough
Post # 12
DH is in the military and is stationed out of state.
Post # 13
FH and I are in a LDR due to his work. We have been dating since high school and have been in the same state for 6 years and then 2 years ago he got into the SS and has to go to training 14 hours away! Now he is in D.C. and we are 4 hours apart. It was really hard ar first especially since we were practically living next door to each other for 6 years but we are making it through and are sooo excited about the wedding because then we will finally be living together!
Post # 14
These are great, I’m loving reading all these stories
Post # 15
First it was college. Now it’s because I work abroad (it was too good an opportunity for me to pass up) and he’s in the military (stationed WAY across the country from our home state).
Post # 16
I chose other because I couldn’t pick three at once
We were introduced by a friend and became long distance(AK-East Coast)…while I was in the military, then I got and took a job overseas (Afghanistan & Iraq to the East Coast).