13 years ago
tiffanylaw450

How did you handle being in a long distance relationship?

I kno wat your thinking they never work out. But we have been together going on 5 years and we have not had any problems with trust and cheating or anything. I have been blessed with a great and caring guy. We trust one another completely. I just really miss him. I work full time while he goes to college full time 8 hours away. He only gets to come home on holidays. I just wanted 2 kno if anybody would like to share Some of their experinces with long distance relationship. Thanks in advance
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13 years ago
H_Thrilla
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If two people have the same common goal in a relationship, it will work out. Its difficult, duh!!!, but I would suggest talk on the phone as much as you can, write him letters or send emails and pictures. Find something at work that you really enjoy or find something at home that truly interests you and put your all into it. Now seems like a good time to really put YOU first. You're still going to miss him but be okay with having something else occupy your mind so it won't seem like an eternity in between visits. This doesn't come easy; it will take mental work but once you come to terms with your situation, it'll get better. Sounds like you have a great foundation with him. Think about that in your spare time and feel how happy you are and feel that way all the time!
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13 years ago
Dilemma
I know exactly how you feel, i'm in a long distance relationship as well, and 5 years is impressive! I've only been in one for a month and things are tough, its hard with the communication and eliminating that distance barrier. I'm seeing him in a less than a month but its been a struggle, he's significantly reduced the ammount of calling he has done and its hard since he's my boyfriend and i dont see him so calling is our only source of communicating. I think with a little effort and commitment and a lot of trust, anything can work. When i graduate from highschool i'm going out to school where he lives and i cannot wait, people like you give me hope that our relationship can work out (: Keep it up!
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13 years ago
ellegantlywasted
In my experience, [not to make you paranoid or upset or anythin] but my long distance relationships have failed. i was with one girl for 2 years and she decided to end it because we didnt see each other enough, with another i lived a hour and a half away and we met up 4 times in a year, and thats just not enough for me. i kept wondering what she was up to and whether she was thinking of me and also when i needed her just to be there to cuddle me through some bad times through the year but she was too far away and so the love in the end fizzled out. Iv been with a girl for a year and 10 months now, and she lives half an hour train ride away from me, and its so much better because we dont suffocate each other, but we are just enough distance away from each other to be able to be there for each other if she needs me or if i need her. the fact that you are doubting ur relationship makes me wonder.. whether ur handling it well or not.. if not then u should talk to ur boyfriend. =] hope this helps
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13 years ago
<3
I was kinda young like 6th grade, but i had a bf in Michigan and i moved to Florida. We were to geather for 7 monthes after then it didnt work out to well because he had some issues with cheating. :( i hope it works out well for u tho.
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13 years ago
K P
It is hard...but you guys can do special things for each other...like send special little thinking of you presents every so often
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