Long Distance Relationships

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    Have you ever been in a long distance relationship? If so, how did it work out for you, and would you do it again? With technology rapidly advancing, it appears that this trend is growing.
     
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    Yes I have, but I ended the 'relationship', as it were, by marrying her. My wife's American and we fooled ourselves into thinking we could carry on our relationship across an ocean. This was before facebook and the telephone calls weren't enough. So, after three weeks apart, I landed at JFK, drove-up unannounced, asked her to marry me, she said yes.

    We live in London.
     
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    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Did both of you cross the pond numerous times before you asked her to marry you?
     
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    Oh, it had its up-and-downs. I met her through a friend of mine who was working in America for a year. I was visiting him when I met her. I'm not going to go into details, but most of our time together before marriage was in America. I went back for work, and after we tied the knot, she decided she wanted to try living in Europe.
     
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    I have been in several long distance relationships.

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    I'm currently in a LDR. He moved to Arizona to be near his sons almost 3 years ago. I was supposed to move out there to be with him,but I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008. I was not done with all my surgeries until Feb. 2009. He still has not found a place of his own..I have an 11 year old daughter that lives with me so I will also have to uproot her. I love him but this is my home. Ever since he has moved there he has been his sons' coach,tutor,and father. I'm afraid that when we get there he will not have time for us. I don't know anybody in Arizona. I haven't been anywhere near Arizona. He visits but only for a few days every 6 months. I can't go there because I would have to pay for a room along with the plane fare. His sister still lives here so he stays with her family while he's here. It's just getting to be too much..
     
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    Yes.

    We lived in the same town for a year, and dated for about two weeks while she lived there. We broke up and were just friends for the rest of the time she lived in town. Then she moved about 6 hours away. And then we started dating again. Saw each other maybe twice a month if we were lucky. Sometimes just two days a month. This went on for about 18 months.

    Then we finally were able to live in the same state and town when we got married.
     
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    Have you talked with him about your concerns and fears? If so, what was his reaction?
     
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    Congrats. Thanks for sharing. Was the long distance harder than you thought it would be?
     

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