(Closed) What is the reason your in the Long-Distance Relationship?

posted 10 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
  • poll: Why are you apart?

    Military

    School

    Our relationship has always been a LDR

    Work

    International- 2 different countries, visa issues

    Other- Please explain

  • Post # 17
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    DH and I were in a LDR for a few months after we first started dating because of school; he moved to my city to be with me after about three months. I hated LDR–I don’t know how you ladies do it!

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    We initally weren’t in a LDR until he got into Grad School and I wasn’t about to stand in his way.  Then he proposed but we (as a couple) decided that I would remain were I am while he finishes his degree.  Unfortunately, this also means that we will be spending the first year of marriage in a LDR too! 

    Post # 19
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    School is the issue for us.  Six months of our first year together was spent in long distance with him studying in California and me in Ohio.  Then he moved back and we had about a year and a half of living together while he finished his PhD.  Now he is done and had a great job in British Columbia and I am stuck here, not-so-happily finishing my masters program.  As soon as I finish, I am moving to be with him.

    Post # 20
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    We were apart for 2 1/2 years due to the military.  The first 10 months he was in Iraq, so obviously I wouldn’t be moving there.  When he got home, we decided to stay apart because we knew he would be getting out eventually and there was no point in me giving up my job.  I am so so so so thankful we are no longer in an LDR.  Ours was a little extreme…we only saw eachother 8 times in those 2 1/2 years, so I’m loving every single minute with him right now!

    Post # 21
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    761 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We are not in it now but we started as a LDR, me living in London and him in Sweden. We met while he was on vacation and I was working in London through a mutual friend and honestly the day I met him I knew that that was it and I moved to Sweden to be with him just a month and a half after meeting him. And now it is over two years later and less then a month to our wedding!

    Post # 22
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    Buzzing bee

    Our reason was school, I moved 3 hours away to go to uni. We were only LD for 4 months though, because as it turns out, the program I was in really wasn’t the right fit for me so I decided to change programs. And since I was changing programs, I might as well change schools 😉 now I’m moving in with my SO the day after tomorrow! 

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We were LDR for two years. I was in grad school while he was working in his hometown. I joined him when I finished my degree. So I guess our reason was both school and work. 

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    International love story here – wish the visa/work situation was easier so we wouldn’t have to jump through so many hoops just to be together.

    Post # 25
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    841 posts
    Busy bee

    Visa/Immigration :(. I am a Canadian, and my SO is an American. We should be together in 2011, but I miss him a lot/the distance hurts :'(..

    Post # 26
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    568 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We met randomly online 3 years ago.  We are FINALLY closing the gap this summer and will be married one month later.  I am also moving to the area for school.  So. Excited.

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @Miss Bumble: Our situations are very identical! We weren’t really LDR until my Fiance got into grad school. We spent one year being two hours apart, and for us, I don’t really count that because we saw each other on the weekends. He is working on his PhD in biochemistry. He got into three schools…one in our hometown, one in TN, and one in NC. The one in our hometown wasn’t as strong of a program as the other two, and he chose TN because it was closer to home.

    I’m not moving down there because I have a full-time job in my field (which is incredibly hard to accomplish right  now–I am a teacher), I love this job, it’s in our hometown (which, plans are right now that we will live here when he’s finished), I have health insurance, lots of other great things. We too will spend our first year of marriage in a LDR. A lot of people look confused by this and don’t understand it. I think, “Well, if one of us were in the military, they wouldn’t look down on it, so why should they for school?”. Gotta love people!

    Post # 28
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    School and work here. FH and I started dating while he lived 2 hours away, but he moved an hour closer in February. Now, he works all the time and goes to school, and we’re lucky if we see each other once a week. Hopefully it won’t be like this for much longer, I guess about a year. We’ve been doing it for a little over 2 years now, and I’m ready to see him every day 🙂

    Post # 29
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Fiance is American Im in Canada just starting k1 process this month..:(

    Post # 30
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I am at University, my BF is at home, where we grew up.

    LDR time will be over in 4 months CANNOT wait. Hopefully will get my proposal then! Eeeek!

    Post # 31
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We met at college in Alabama, where we BOTH did not live at the time. I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and he grew up in Mississippi. He currently lives in GA and I currently live in AL. We’ve both been all over the place, but were only actually living in the same state for about 5 months!!!

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