Post # 1
So, having painfully, but successfully survived long distances between myself and my fiance, I feel as though I want to inspire others who, like I did, are going through it. Are there any other wedding bees who are now marrying their long distance partner? Would you like to share your story and how you managed to survive the long distance? It’s one of the hardest ways to maintain a relationship and I therefore believe that it is very inspirational as it is only true love that can see a couple through it!
“What wind is to fire is what distance is to love. It extinguishes the small yet inflames the great!”
If any of you are interested in my story, you are welcome to view it on my wedding website:
Post # 3
Congratulations on your wedding. I also made it through a LDR, we live together now but most of our relationship was long distance (4 hours apart).
The thing that made it easiest for me was our “date nights”. We would both go to Blockbuster then he would call me and we’d walk through and pick a movie we could both rent. Then we’d go pick up the same kind of pizza, go back home put the movie in and start it at the same time (very tricky at first). But then we’d jump on the web cam and enjoy the movie.
When i think back to those days I remember us talking about how wonderful it would be to just be able to sit together and watch tv and cuddle. That thought brought me to tears on more than one occasion. Now I feel like I take that for granted a little bit. I’m glad I came acoss this post.
Writing this brought tears to my eyes. Long distance relationships are hard, but the bond you form during the hard times is so special and it is so worth it.
Post # 4
A huge congratulations on surviving a LDR.
My fiance and I also did this for 2 years. He lived in the US and I lived in New Zealand. He moved to New Zealand and we have been living together for the past 18 months.
The one piece of advice I would give to anyone considering an LDR is to find a routine that works for you both.
We talked daily for hours (Thanks goodness for the Magic Jack!) and emailed constantly. We would also travel between the countries every 3 months.
It takes a lot of commitment, but I personally think it made us that much stronger. We have a greater understanding of each other and appreciate every minute that we spend together.
I think that its that much harder to take each other for granted, when all you have to do is stop and remember what you went thru to be together.
I agree completely when you say that ‘its only true love that sees a couple thru it’
Post # 5
I love reading stories about LDRs going to plan!
You know it’s meant to be because of the effort you put in. If it wasnt “true love” there is no way it would keep going.
I wish you all the best for the future and your wedding!
I met my fiance through “modelmayhem”, as he was a photographer. (I was with my high school boyfriend at the time, who was like a best friend more than anything) He was long into braveheart and wanted to visit scotland. I knew him for that one day in july 09 and I knew that I loved him. I never thought I would see him again and I always thought about him but couldnt tell him. We eventually started talking online again last year when I was single again and it took us ages to meet in person again cause of money and my uni course. We have spent only about 6 weeks together in person. I knew before he arrived in scotland that we would get married. The wait is going to be horrible but hopefully all goes well with the visa and we get married in november. I will see him about 8 weeks in this time.
We do the movie thing too! But he is a veggie so sometimes the food planning want so easy for me!
Post # 6
@Future_Mrs_Price: Wow, that is so sweet! I’ve never heard of something like that before. I must tell you that you guys were very creative! You took the “seeing each other on webcam” a step ahead!
When I think back to the times we were apart, I still feel that pain I often felt that time. That is how intenseit was. I am happy for you and good going for making it work!
@simone1baby: Congratulations to you too! I agree with you. Whenever there is a dispute/disagreement, you just think back to the days when you were apart, and the next thing you know, you just want to hold on to him very tightly!
@beebee89:Lol @ the veggie thing. Don’t worry, I am sure you will manage! Good luck with everything and I hope the waiting period simply flies by!