(Closed) How far away and how often do you see him?

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 47
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I love this thread as I like hearing other people’s positive experiences. 

How far away are you two?

About a 3 1/2 hour car ride, but there’s a border crossing involved, so it depends on the tourist traffic. And Toronto traffic. Ick.

How often do you see each other?

3 or 4 times a month. He finally got a M-F job, so we can schedule weekends. It used to be he’d find out his schedule for the week a day before it started. So his days off were always changing. 

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

He moved from Florida to Buffalo to be closer to me. So he’s already covered his half of the distance :P. We take turns so the burden of driving only falls on one person every other week. Or we meet at my mother’s house, which is about an hour less of a drive for him. 

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?He calls me every day, as US phone plans tend to be cheaper than Canadian ones. And we chat on FB frequently. For a man who tells me he hates the phone, we chat for at least an hour every night. 

And after we get married, he’s going to apply for PR in Canada. Unfortnately, the whole process is faster if he stays in the States, plus he can keep working. So it’ll be a LDR until that gets approved. But it sure beats the distance when he was in Florida and me up in Ontario! Have to stay optimisitc! 

Post # 48
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430 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - The Skinner Barn

How far away are you two?

I live in Pennsylvania and he’s stationed in Alaska with the Army.

How often do you see each other?

1-2 weeks every 6 months

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

He comes to me in PA since I can’t stay with him in the barracks in Alaska, but this March I will finally be travelling up to Alaska to see where he has been living.

Talk on the phone? or text?
Skype. Every night. We also talk on facebook chat most days while he is at work. 

Post # 49
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

How far away are you two?

1,330 miles. About 22 by car and 6 by plane

How often do you see each other?

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

We typically take turns and go back and forth. But lately I’ve gone to him more, and probably will be from hear out because we plan to have the wedding there. Its also easier for me right now, Im not working im a full time student and I”m from there and have family and friends where he is, whereas he only comes here for me.

 

Do you talk on the phone? or text? or email?

We text randomly throughout the day everyday. Everyday at midnight we talk, most times on the phone sometimes we’ll just text if we both happen to be busy. we don’t usually email. And we skype about 1-3 times a week. And as corny as this sounds at least a few times a week we “sleep together” lol. We talk on the phone and say our goodnights but we leave the phone on all night, its weirdly comforting. lol

 

Post # 50
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1926 posts
Buzzing bee

How far away are you two?

Over 3,000 miles. I live in Germany, he lives on the East Coast. 

How often do you see each other?

I haven’t seen him for 5 months, but I FINALLY come home in exactly two weeks!

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

He was supposed to come to Germany for a few weeks to visit, but ended up getting hired for a full time position. 

Do you talk on the phone? or text? or email?

Skype, mostly. It’s too expensive to text or call. 

Post # 51
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How far away are you two?

Roughly 3,900 miles. I’m in Ohio. He’s in England.

How often do you see each other?

Ususally every 3 months.  When I visited him, I stayed for a month, but when he visits me, he stays for 3 months because he has a short term job here. 

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

We take turns to decide who’s turn it is to throw down all the cash for a flight.

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

We are usually on skype every night. We also use facebook a lot. Skype is AMAZING. 

 

BUT, HE WILL BE HERE SOMETIME BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND IT WILL BE FOR GOOD. GETTING MARRIED IN THE NEXT MONTH! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 52
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157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How far away are you two? 5-7 hours depending on traffic

How often do you see each other? It depends. sometimes it’s 1 month, sometimes it’s 2-3. 

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle? My grandparents live exactly in the middle of us but we have only met there once

Talk on the phone? or text? or email? Write letters, text, call, Skype 

 

 

 
 

Post # 53
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2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@gudjen:  

How far away are you two?

1300 miles (Louisiana – Pennsylvania)

How often do you see each other?

Fiance travels almost every weekend for his work. Usually once or twice a month for 3-4 days. We meet in those places, which are sometimes very close to where I live

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

see above

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

On the phone twice a day, countless emails

Post # 54
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

At the moment, we’re living states away. It would take 2 days driving (stopping for rest) to see each other. I had to move back home this time but we’ve done this many times before we got an apartment together. We’ve gone 2.5 months w/o seeing eachother which SUCKS. But doable if you’re really in love. It’s also nice because you show more love when you’re together than most couples. 

Post # 55
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273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How far away are you two?

1500 miles (I’m in Chicago, he’s in Montana)

How often do you see each other?

Used to be every 4 months or so, lately it’s been every 2 or 3

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

Usually I go to see him, since it’s not easy for him to take leave. The year before last, though, we got really lucky and he was able to come to Chicago twice!

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

Phone, text, Skype

 

3 years of long distance down, 7 months to go!

Post # 56
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846 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

we used to be in an LDR so i’m going to answer for when we were ๐Ÿ™‚

How far away are you two?

350 miles, about a 6 hour car drive. 

How often do you see each other?

we saw eachother every weekend. i was gone for almost a whole year and we only missed five weekends total.

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

we would take turns.. i would drive to michigan one weekend the he would drive down to indiana the next.

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

text all day, phone calls every morning and on lunch breaks, and skyped every single night. we have this thing about “seeing” eachother every single day no matter what (whether on a computer screen or in person) and we have been able to do that so far ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 57
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

How far away are you two?

 We are around 3 hours apart in Texas, which is not terribly long distance

How often do you see each other?

We see each other about once a month, I work at a University so I have most school holidays off, and I get a good amount of vacation time from working there.

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

Every other month we alternate visits when we can.  During major school holidays I go visit him, and during the semesters he comes and visits me, it all really depends on money and time off.

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

Phone time, Skype, texting, e-mail, voxer, IM, we do it all.  Gotta keep connected when we can.  Each visit is just wonderful, it makes it hard to leave.  Luckily in 6 months I am moving to where he is so we can be together.

Post # 58
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29 posts
Newbee

I just moved to Austin, he and all my and his family live in Dallas (200 miles away). I go up there once a month to see him and my family. He comes down once every other month ish, so we see eachother once or twice a month. We’ve been apart since August, but he’s moving to Austin with me in January ๐Ÿ™‚

ALMOST REUNITED ๐Ÿ™‚

we text throughout the day, and skype 2-4ish times per week

CLEVER TIP (i thought): We both got netflix and watch a TV show together on our computers on skype. It’s like we’re in his living room watching TV together! It gives us something to look forward to and something in common to talk about since our lives in Dallas and Austin are so different right now

Post # 59
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372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How far away are you two?

800 miles.  He’s in Chicago, I’m in NJ.

How often do you see each other?

Whenever he’s home on break – Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, Summer.

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

We go back and forth.

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

Texting every day, occassional skype. He’s really busy.

Post # 60
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74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

How far away are you two?

2,700 miles away. He’s in Georgia and I’m in Oregon

How often do you see each other?

We just started LDR 3 days ago! we did it for 2 years about 3 year agO! This time we will see each other every 4-7 weeks until he comes back for the wedding in july

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle?

I will be going to see him since he is at military training and can’t make the trip.

Talk on the phone? or text? or email?

 

Post # 61
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Buzzing bee

We were in a LDR for 8 months after 1.7 years of dating (14 months of which we lived together). He moved where I am almost 2 months ago and I could not be happier.

When we were long distance:

How far away are you two? We were 3,000 kms apart (about 1,860 miles). Travel wise, from me to him: 8.5 hour drive (or a 2.5 hour drive and then 1.5 hour flight), a 3.5 hour international flight and then a half hour drive. A total of 12.5 hours (or 8 hours).

How often do you see each other? During the 8 months we were apart, we saw each other once, smack bang in the middle at 4 months. I drove the 2.5 hours, plus the 1.5 hour flight and he took the 3.5 hour international flight. We saw each other for five days over our two year anniversary.

Who goes to see who or do you meet in the middle? We met in the middle. I couldn’t take enough time off to get to him (I would have to of stayed a night before catching the international flight – so almost four days travel, there and back) and there was no point him coming to me. 

Talk on the phone? or text? or email? We Skyped/Facebooked almost every day. 

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