(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 # 32
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    Helper bee

    we met online, we’re a world apart yet somehow we make it work… hes thinking of moving here this summer:)

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I checked school because I am in university right now but at the end of april when I am finished it will be military (5 months). It sucks!

    Post # 34
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    hes stationed across the country and I cannot afford out of state tuition for college or id be there in the blink of an eye ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 35
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    We started dating after I moved away for work. Then I moved again for grad school. We have only been friends while we lived in the same town. It’s nice because we have time for our friends during the week. But it sucks because we miss each other too much. Oh well, less than six months and we’re together for the rest of our lives!

    Post # 36
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We met online and knew that it would be a while before we could be together forever. He is finishing up school in So. Oregon and has a decent job that gives him the flexibility he needs to get to classes. I own a company in No. California and split custody of my son, which I would lose if I moved out of state. I also am close to my grandparents who need extra help, as my grandfather is very sick.

    Our plan is that he will be able to move down once he finished school, that is if he can find a job in his field (which will be hard in this economy) or transfer with his current job. He might have to take a job in his field there (he has one lined up) and wait even longer.

    Fingers crossed.

    Post # 37
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    Newbee

    I voted military but we’re a combination of the three. After high school (we were just friends then) he stayed in the state where we went to HS and I went to college near my hometown. Then he joined the military and was stationed 2 hours away when we got involved. Now he’s deployed again to Seoul, 14 hours across the Pacific. When he comes back he’ll be reporting to his home state which is about a six hour drive.

    Post # 38
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    Bumble bee

    We were going to close the gap at some point this year. . .at least to where he’d stay with me a few weeks at a time and work from home. . .Then I changed career paths which will keep the gap open for what looks to be 2-3 more years!

    I’m just very grateful we both have the same cell phone provider. . .free unlimited mobile to mobile. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    School…bleh!

    I’m in France, and he’s back in the U.S (Ohio). It’s tough- hasn’t even been a month yet! I’ll be here till the end of June. Any tips? We can’t talk on the phone, only internet (e-mail/Skype)

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    6 year LDR here! Different provinces, states, countries, even continents at times! Frequently 4 months between week-long visits. Now we live an 8 hr drive apart, but we’ll be living together in June, YAY!!! (have lived together for a few months here and there when we could)

    I’m in med school, and he’s in the oil business. Hopefully I match into an oil state for residency, or we might have to LDR our marriage after the first year!Yell

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We’ve always been an LDR–met while traveling, halfway between where we live! 

    Post # 42
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Military.  I live in florida and he’s stationed in new york.  Soon he will deploy to an area with absolutely no electricity or running water for a year.  So I’ll be writing lots of letters and stalking my mail man : ]

    Post # 43
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I just keep going to school after school! I’m American, and I met my Canadian FH while getting my MA in Toronto. I lived with him for a year, then went to law school in another city in Ontario (London). While I was going to school in Canada we saw each other every weekend, so it was fine. But then I up and went to law school in Boston! So now we only see each other about once a month ๐Ÿ™ Fortunately I do work in Canada in the summers, but even then we only see each other on the weekends.

    We’re getting married this summer, even though we still have a year of LDR left, alas! It’s the best time for us though – we’re so ready to be married and it also helps me with immigration issues (family status is much quicker than trying to immigrate on my own credentials).

    Anyone who deals with visa issues on a regular basis knows what a horrible pain in the neck it is, even between the US and Canada!

    Post # 44
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    Worker bee

    We’ve been in an LDR since 2011 started, and it sucks. We had been dating for a little over two years and were both attending the same University. He graduated in December and was extremely blessed to find a job within his field almost immediately after graduating. We did long-distance this past summer, when he interned for the same company he is now working for. That was tough, but I got through it since I knew it would only be a few months, but this time it’s much harder since we won’t be back living together for at least another year ๐Ÿ™

    Post # 45
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We’ve always been an LDR too, we were good friends when we were in undergrad and lived a few blocks apart, then started dating after he moved home to work and I moved further away for grad school. 

    We’re planning to get married (and live together!) after I graduate in 2012. For the last 3.5 years, we’ve been ~7 hours driving/train apart, which is hard but not impossible. 

    Post # 46
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    Blushing bee

    We met on an online dating site so we have always been long distance. But his job and my school is what is currently keeping us apart. I’m trapped here because of nursing school, but he’s working on getting everything wrapped up there so he can move here (fingers crossed that it will be within a year).

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