Thank you for sharing your story Megan,Well i am going through the same phase now. M just hoping for the best for us. Hi Shruti, thankyou for sharing your story. Mike and I had a pretty large time difference between us too, from Australia to the United States, so I completely understand that. We would set aside specific times each day that we knew we would call, so it made it easier to get into a routine. Megan, I loved your story!
My boyfriend broke up with me after a three year relationship, very out of the blue. In a bid to retain some normality to my life, I decided to go on a overseas trip around Bali with my girlfriends. We spent five days together. He is amazing, and we get along really well, and have similar interests. We even talked about meeting up again. Thus, we exchanged phone numbers and talked on Skype while he continued to travel around Bali and I went back home to Australia.
My feelings for him have grown so much more since being back, and we talk on Skype almost every night for 2 hours easy. He was in a bad state mentally when we broke up, and is much better now. He hates how he made me feel, and now wants to see the world with me. So long story sorry, very long short, I need to book flights to decide whether to go over to Norway and see him again, and risk it not working out at all.
OR stay in Australia with my ex who is determined to make it work. I have a week to think about this…. I should also clear this up- I am 21 years old and currently in my third year at University studying a Bachelor of Laws. Hi Liz, thanks for reaching out. Take location completely out of the equation and make your decision based on the merit of the guys.
My biggest advice would be to not settle for ordinary. Getting back with your ex is definitely the easy path. But sometimes the harder path reaps far greater rewards. But if this other guy truly is amazing then you need to take the risk. So I think you owe it to yourself to explore where this could go. What I find difficult is him not telling me his flight details before flying and then calling me an hour later! If the guy is worth it, and you do want a relationship with him, I would aim to go long distance — though I would have a discussion and make it clear that you were a bit hurt by not having known that he was taking off.
Perhaps he thought that it would be easier that way, or perhaps he was just being really inconsiderate. I would have a discussion with him to find out which it was, and then make a decision about continuing with the relationship based on how well your convo goes. Yo, mine is breaking up with me after a month unless i get prettier on Cam and better in bed… What should do??
Hello Megan, Hope you are doing well. I dont know what to do,my boyfriend parents are not ready for our marriage,they told him if you want to marry her you can go ahead but after dat never ever try to contact us,i dont want just because of me his parents will stop talkimg to him. Hi Shruti, thanks for reaching out. Sorry to hear about your situation. Whether or not he stays with you or listens to his parents is a decision that he needs to make. So talk to each other and communicate, but let him make the decision and give him as much time as he needs to make it.
Thanks for sharing your story. I have just returned from 3 months abroad in England and there I have met my love. Many of my friends have been negative about it. What can I do to make them understand? Any advice? Hi Jessica, congrats on meeting your guy! The biggest advice I can give you for dealing with the negativity from family and friends is to make a vow not to let it affect you.
And because they care about you. The best thing you can do is to tell them that you love them for looking out for you, but that you know this is the right thing for you. I found that after a lot of my friends actually met Mike when he came and visited, the negativity died down a lot. Because they could see us together and put a face to him. Hello Megan, Thank you soo much for rplyng,well yesterday only he told me he has decided to come back to India may be next year in January he will come back and its his life and he has decided to live with me.
I know his parents will agree one day.? Hi Meg, just love your story real inspiring to write this. We chat together for the first time and we got along great after a wile,I realized we had a lot in common together and later on we were best friends. She is from Cameroon and I am from America. Our long distance relationship is hard but we are praying for us to meet in person and to break the distance between us and be together fervor despite any negativity from friends and family because we have to keep each other in secret until the time comes.
We both love each other very much and we are meant to be together happily married. I am a college student studying for my degree and she is a primary schoolteacher, I am 30 years old and she is 28 years old. I am planning to finish school by the end of the year and can get a good job and save money to travel to be with her. She is my everything and we never gave up on each other because we have each other in our hearts and we believe in God to bring us closer. Hi Anthony! Thanks for sharing your story — and congrats on meeting the love of your life : It sounds like you have a solid plan which is the most important part to making it through a long distance relationship.
Knowing that there is a realistic scenario where you will both be together in the near future is what you can hold onto to get you through the tough days. Negitivty from family and friends will come. Because the only person who knows how strong your relationship is is you :. Your story is so inspiring.
I actually met my ex husband online and we were together for 12 years. Now, 4 years post-separation, and after dating a few douchebags I met conventionally here, I have finally met an amazing man online. I am in Australia and he is 14, miles away in Sth America. We have such similar ideals on love and life and we are in love. We have such a profound and beautiful connection, emotionally and spiritually. Hi Karina, thanks for sharing your story — it sounds like you both have a wonderful connection!!
Congrats on finding your soul mate :. Hold onto it and do everything in your power to make it work. Megan, Thanks so much for your encouragement! We send each other gifts all the time to surprise one another and other brings such a smile. I try to make sure she gets flowers every month, at least. We were recently able to spend a whoever week together and it was so ebjoyable, but the desire to be together was renewed before I even touched down here in the US. It could potentially prevent me from sponsoring her. As you say, if you want it to be bad enough then chances are you can make it happen.
You have to chase your dreams instead of letting your fears chase you! I love her so very much and I gotta believe that love will find a way. Thanks again for sharing! I apologize! I hope it makes sense! It sounds like you guys are dealing with along distance pretty well, being able to see each other often, and staying on top of communicating via Skype and email etc. So perhaps if the States proves to be a big obstacle straight up, you could consider options like basing yourself in Indonesia for 3 years at which stage you could both consider lodging the paperwork to move back to the States.
As difficult and overwhelming as the legalities of making an international relationship work are, there are always different options you can consider if your plan A falls through :. When I was in a long distance relationship I figure I either go broke with calling cards or we move closer so when I found out I could call her through the internet my life changed, now I stay in contact with my family all over thee world.
Absolutely Darren — the internet is a godsend for long distance relationships!
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It changed my life when I realized that apple had this thing called Facetime — basically free video calls like Skype but on apple devices. Now we use our iPads and phones to make free video calls and we can talk face to face no matter where we are located in the world :.
My biggest advice would be to never let the fear of the unknown hold you back. Life in a new country is a huge adventure. Worse thing would be to not have given it a go at all and missed out on the potential of an exceptional life :. Hi Megan and everyone who might read this.. This sounds silly but I think I falling for this guy for spain.
Hi Sarah, thanks for reaching out and sharing your story. So if this is something that you think you would regret not having explored, talk to him about it. See if he feels the same way and would want to make it work with you. Hi Megan, Hope u both are doing well. I dont know what happend to him,he has started ignoring me even he has blocked me on watsapp,i emaild him whats wrong so he was saying he dont love me anymore n dont want to continue with me,evrythng is jst messed up n i dont kw what to do kw,i hv lost my job also.??
I often like to think that where one door closes, another one opens, so perhaps through all the heartache and pain there will be a good outcome at the end for you. My name is jazz killen n I m fromm india. I just want to know that my bf n I stay very far from each other n w hardly communicate on cell phone. Rarely it is possible fr him to cme n meet me. So I want to know ur option that I want him but I dnt know how to make him love me,mis me marry me.. Hi Jazz, thanks for reaching out. When it comes down to it, communication is one of the biggest things which keeps a long distance relationship strong.
One way or another, you need to find a way to communicate regularly, as this is the foundation that is needed to make a relationship last long distance. This is a great story and i too am going through this long distance relationship thing. I live in England by the way. We txt and talk everyday and also skype as much as we can. This story gives me hope that one day we can be together.
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Thank you X. Thanks for sharing your story — and congrats on meeting your soul mate! This is incredible. I am in a long distance relationship myself. We met in Tennessee during which I had participated in an exchange program. We dated for a month and then we decidrd to call it off when I was about to leave because we were both skeptical about long distance relationships.
However when I arrived home we agreed to try it because we both know how we still love each other. But I am hoping for the best. Thank you for this amazing story, Megan! Hi Viena, thanks for sharing your story. I love your story.. It motivated me alot. I was really in a big confusion … meet a guy online… Just got into relationship yesterday.. I was really worried about that … Now feeling good.
Hope I can handle it and make it working. Wishing you both all the best X. Hi, I am in a terrible situation right now. I met a guy some 1 month back. We have been dating since then. We were really very much happy with each other. We both are working but all of a sudden he got to know that he needs to move to the US for his job for an year or so. He was really sad after he got to know this. I wasnot able to control my emotions and have cried before him. He said that he wants to continue. He will be leaving for US this week but has already left my place and has gone to meet his parents.
He calls me everyday but doesnot talk to me properly as in i feel like something is bothering him. He doesnot reply anything properly. But makes a point to call. He and me both have very bad experience of LDR from our past relationships. I am very scared right now.
I am not able to understand whether he really wants to continue or calls me just because he knows i would be very sad if he doesnot. I had never seen him cry but we both cried in the airport when he was leaving me and going. But i have become very negative because he doesnt talk properly. Thanks for sharing your story — sorry to hear you are hurting right now. So glad to hear that Shane! Congrats on meeting such a great guy : Wishing you all the best that December goes well X. Currently I have a similar situation, i was talking to a girl these last 4 weeks, and now she s flying to Cyprus for work expierence for 1 year, we fell for eachother, im living these last 10 nights as possibly as i can with her.
September , November, December , February will be the times when we exchange eachother first im going there, then she s coming , im going, she s coming back. Cant wait to pass this year : xx missing her so much already. Hi Michael, thanks for sharing your story.
I am really glad to see the success story of long distance relationship. I am confident that I will work. I met my guy from online dating too and we have been meeting 3 times over 6 months and communicating every single day. If you live far away from your hubby and still work out, why not mine. We live 8, km away and only hours apart. And so worthwhile putting in that effort :. Hi Meg, Loved the article, this gives me hope. Hi Andrea, thanks for sharing your story.
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In the grand scheme of things, days will fly by. Use it as an excuse for him to come to France halfway through the year to see you :. I do not have words. This is simply amazing. I am sort of in one of these situations, though I do not know where and how will it end or not :-D.
Bu reading this post, amongst others, helps in making you less cynical and more of a believer. Please do let em know your thoughts. My email address is anna. Hi Anna, thanks for reaching out. I will be sure to pass on your contact to anyone I know who may fit the bill. Amazing story! I know we will make it work, but I totally freak out at the thought of it not working. Thanks, J. Thanks Jay! All I can do is to have a discussing with her regarding our relationship in order for us to know where our relationship is heading to in the near future.
Hi Anthony — thanks for keeping us all updated on your situation. Hopefully that open communication and reassurance from you will be enough to keep her encouraged in spite of the pressure from family at home. Do you have any words of wisdom about the visa process and how you guys made it work? Thank you! He definitely could look at applying for jobs before hand and having a business sponsor him to come. You generally have to have a very highly qualified skill set for that though. My suggestion if he can make it work would be to try and get an online business running, or find a job in Australia which would allow him to work remotely online.
We were very lucky in that when Mike came to live in Australia for a year, he got the Aus work and travel visa which is available for 12 months to those under A huge range of possibilities if you can brainstorm outside the box :. Hi Megan, im from Indonesia my boyfriend from Munchen.
He just left today after he visit me for 3 weeks. Always had a great times when my bf visit me. Overall our relatiosnhip is going very well he is like my bestfriend we match we have same levels in many pages. Hi Amanda, thanks for sharing your story and reaching out. It sounds like you get to spend a lot of time with each other which is wonderful :. He just might not be ready for that big commitment yet. So I would stick with it, keep having very open and honest conversations, and take the next step when both of you are ready for it :.
Your story gives me hope. My situation is similar but not the travel part. My biggest fear is us being a biracial couple, which is new to him and his family. Thanks for your story, I really appreciate it. Hi Kendi, thanks for sharing your story — congrats on finding a great guy! You might like related article on Keeping Long Distance Relationship. THank u!!!! Just came bk from viting home town in italy and met friend of my cousin……the rest is history…. So am sitting here at 11pm friday nt thinking at the age of 50……what the hell have i got into!
You have given me hope. I live in africa with withs at uni in aus…no reason to be here anymore…im happy to move nxt yr to italy, easier as he is a lawyer and established there…. But the doubts, the does he feel still what he did, does he still want me as much…. He isnt the most tech friendly.. Says something,,,but not on skype everyday not msg everyday more like second day etc. I still will send email about what going on with work and life and what am doing….
So the doubts set in…but reading this has made me feel so positive. I cant thank you enough and wish you both the most incredible adventures ahead in yr lives,. It is definitely hard, yes and sometimes doubts will kick in, but stay strong and keep working at it. I hope you two have a long future ahead : Wishing you both all the best XX. Hi for me too! I am for Greece. Things between us are great. The sad story is that he is in Saudi Arabia and now he is in final year of phd,and the things are reaally stressfull and tight,i do not know how to support him ,we talk every day of course,we make skype calls,but he is complaining me about the situation,and how bad he wanted me to be with him,in the same place i cant go to saudi arabia,only if we are married,and now with the phd going on its not a good timing to do it.
Things are bad :. I found that when I was away from Mike, having something to look forward to really did help. That way you have something to remain positive about and discuss when you talk :. Hi Meghan, I kinda started with a simple google search saying how to survive a long distance relationship and the first hit that i got was your story. Hi,my name is Kanna and i am from Australia as well. I have been in a relationship for a last 4 months now and after a lot of searching i found my princess and the catch here is she is in India and we have a Five hour time difference.
We both are from two different professions. I am a software engineer and she is a journalist, by the time i am done with work she would be starting her work and by the time she finishes up its late here. Still i try to stay up as late as possible to talk to her but i am not able to do it everyday. This leads to a lot communication problems which in-turn leads to frustration and fights. I know she loves me a lot but somehow we are having a problem in regards to communication and finding time for each other.
Could you please suggest me a way on how shall i handle this situation with your experience. Thank You. Hi Kanna, thanks for reaching out and sharing your story. So glad we could provide you with some encouragement and hope! And suggest she do the same.
I hope our story become like what you have.. God Bless!! Hi Monica, thanks for sharing your story! So happy to hear you have found a special guy : Wishing you both all the best XXX. I loved reading this story, one of the many with a happy ending. Ofcourse I tried looking up information on how to make it work, but I quickly noticed that all the post are about either happy endings or unhappy endings, but nothing about the journey itself.
So, I started telling the story as we are experiencing now. Might give another insight to others about how a long distance relationship affects the people that are currently still in the process of building a future together. So for anyone that is interested in reading my stuff I invite you to do so. Thanks for showing me once more that with hard work and dedication how hard that may be at times we might be able to make it work in the end. Hi Skye, thanks for reaching out and sharing your site.
Wishing you all the best in your journey of love abroad. Being only 2 university students leaves us no chance of meeting. Desperately in love from miles away…. Hi Mert, yes, we were very fortunate to be in a position where we could travel to see each other. Can you think about different options like meeting somewhere in Europe which is cheap enough for both of you during semester breaks? Or both of you finding the same exchange at a European school? Only temporary solutions, and a little outside of the box, but even if you brainstorm a list of crazy ways you could see each other, maybe one of them could work out.
What makes it even worse is how difficult Greece is in regards to getting residency. Sorry to be a downer on such an otherwise positive thread, but this is absolutely killing me and no one really understands. It sucks that there are so many difficult obstacles in your way like the financial crisis and Greek visas. I wish you both all the best, and hope you have a wonderful time in Greece. Hope it all works out for you XXX. I love your story very much.
I met my ex during my US business trip last year. We spent almost 4 months together. I met his family and I thought things were getting serious. In our last month together though before I headed back to my home country Philippines , he was cutting visits and I felt that he was being distant. Once a year visit is never an issue on me because I have the money and visa and I know he has the means to visit me too. I agree when you said that you can make anything work if you want to. Someday, I know someone will be able to keep up with me. Your parting words to him were spot on though — it really does come down to a mindset of believing that it will work and wanting to do everything in your power to make it so.
Hi Meg. I fear that he might be an online player and that he might have found a new online girlfriend to play With. Hi Suzy, thanks for reaching out and sharing your story. Above all, you need to listen to your gut instinct. Hi Meg; I am so happy for you, congratulations.
Here is my story: I am an older man divorced twice. I really like being married, so right after our divorce i tried online dating,in Canada, where i lived. It was terrible, I swear some of the gals just wanted a dinner with wine. I went to a Chinese dating site, and the replies were amazing. Many women truly wanted to find a good man to share a happy life.
I chose the one that had me spellbound from the start. We emailed for two months, and exchanged photos. Then i went to China and as soon as i saw her in real life i new i wanted to marry her. She felt the same. Now here is the thing, three days later we married. I have been back to visit her three more times, each time like a honeymoon. We travel or just stay together and bond. She is my true love, and i wish i could of had her for my first wife.
We are waiting on Immigration to issue her a visa, and everyday we talk on QQ. It can work, we keep thinking of the time soon when we can be forever together. We are very compatible. Hi Warren, thanks for sharing your story. Congrats on meeting an amazing woman! Enjoy those continual honeymoons!!! Romantic and lovely story. I wish for the happiness for both of you.
Even I have American boyfriend and is in U. S and I am Indian and I stay in India and we have long distance relationship. Thankyou Shweta. Like lots of other people in the comments, you have given me some hope for my own situation. We are already very attached to each other and are getting closer and closer by the day. This will keep me going. Thank you for sharing your lovely story :. Maybe he can even plan to come and meet you in Vietnam at some stage :. I have recently returned home from a holiday in the states where I met the most amazing girl.
We only had one night together but talked throughout the rest of my trip. I decided to change my travel plans to see her once more before returning to Australia to see if there was actually anything there. Those two days were just perfect. We are now in the process of figuring how to make this work, lots of phone calls and Skype! It gives me tremendous hope that you guys pursued things even after only a short amount of time together. I hope that one day I can look back at this time with her by my side in the same country!! Now off to hunt for your post on visas boy they make it hard!
Yes, Mike and I met and only spent a night together before having to leave — it was a very short amount of time. I found that our long distance forced us to get to know each other more intimately than we would have had we been dating in the same location. So while LDR is hard as hell, I do appreciate having been in this situation for that, as I believe it forged a really strong connection and relationship between us.
Hey, Megan this anotehr amazing love story and yes i do believe in long distance relationships, because i have also friends who have been gone through it. May God bless you and your family. SO my situation is this, I have a girl, we are talking in distance and we like each other so much, but my only concern is, my financial situation is not good enough I mean i have a debt accumulated, cuz i had to help my sick sister back home and still paying and paying…I live in Canada and she is in US, but to travel i need a bank statement… i mean i am full time worker and i know i can plan the trip and stuff, but the bank statement is gonna kill me i guess..
Hi Hovik, thanks for sharing your story : Do you really need a bank statement for just a visit to the US? That could be your travel fund to pay for the trip. Otherwise if all else fails perhaps she could visit you in Canada first. I am currently in love with my Australian boyfriend who I met while living in Guatemala for 6 months. He was only planning on staying a day in Xela, but after we met at salsa class he stayed the whole time I was there. Like you guys we talk everyday, every morning he sends me a good morning gorgeous text and every night I send him a goodnight handsome text.
It has been days apart and it does feel like eternity at times, but blogs like this help me to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But on that front battle tips would be greatly appreciated! Hi Monica, thanks for sharing your story — I know the time you spend apart can feel like eternity, but New Years will be here before you know it!
Congrats on meeting a fabulous guy — yes, the Australian work travel visa is what we did before I moved to the US too. Mike came here for a year and we lived together for the 12 months. Hi there. Ive been friends with a girl for a couple years now. She was married so was i. Everything about us is the same. Tastes in politics, arts, education, history, tv, film…everything. We often find we both like and love the same obscure things. Its bizzare at times. These are things that couldnt be researched or guessed about each other either on facebook or google.
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