Posts tagged "long distance relationship"

Dating Don’ts: How To Do The Adult Long-Distance Relationship

Say you meet a handsome stranger one night in the corner of a dark bar. He’s visiting from somewhere else, but something clicks and all of a sudden it's on. After a whirlwind week where you manage to cram in a months’ worth of getting to know you, he leaves, back to his life and…

By: Megan Reynolds / March 25, 2014

Your “Significant Other Is Returning From A Business Trip” Check List!

Those of us with significant others who travel for work often spend days and weeks at a time alone. This solitude can be wonderful -- control of the TV, a bed to yourself, tons of quality "me time." What inevitably happens to us non-traveling partners is laziness. With no one watching, you end up forgetting…

By: Sophie Leon / November 11, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: Custom Long-Distance Love Key Chains

Long distance relationships are hard. Moving away from someone you love (whether it's your partner or your sister or your best friend) is super hard. Why not give yourself -- and them -- a little reminder that your hearts might be farther away now, but you're always connected? These awesome state silhouette key chains from Etsy…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / October 28, 2013

Girl Talk: When Everyone’s Moving In With Their Boyfriend, I’m Moving Out And Getting A Roommate

When you turn 25, it feels like an alarm goes off and all of a sudden everyone is buying houses, getting engaged, and reproducing. Each time I log on to Facebook, I'm met with an onslaught of hearts on the side of my feed that tell me about all the engagements, weddings, and babies that…

By: Lauren Levine / August 23, 2013

“Fundawear” Touch-Sensitive Underwear Make Me Very Uncomfortable

So many tacky things come from Australia (see also: "Crocodile Dundee"), and Durex's new "Fundawear" collection is no exception. The condom brand spent countless R&D dollars to create a new kind of underwear with sensors attached that allow lovers to touch each others parts from far away. Yes, technology! The company employed technology used to…

By: Julie Gerstein / April 20, 2013

Girl Talk: On The Long Distance Relationship That Wasn’t

The last man I really cared for made me fee like dating is panning for gold. You just sift through the rocks and dirt and, then, if you're lucky, you find a little sparkly piece of gold. And you feel special, because you found it. My sparkly little piece of gold was smart and compassionate…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 15, 2013

Girl Talk: I Have A Part-Time Boyfriend

When I tell people, “I live with my boyfriend three days a week,” I often get two reactions.  1. “That must be-um– challenging.”  2. “That sounds ideal!”   The first reaction often comes from a place of concern. How can you have a meaningful long term relationship when you only see each other three day…

By: Sophie Leon / December 29, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Should I Give Up My Prestigious School For My Boyfriend?”

Guest columnists and contributors are generously sharing their talents and insights while Wendy is taking some time to care for my new baby. Today’s letter is answered by prolific Dear Wendy commenter and social media consultant, Sarah Huffman. My year-long relationship recently went long distance. I had gotten into several master’s programs — a few…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 7, 2011

Girl Talk: We Made A Long-Distance Relationship Work From 10,000 Miles Away

I was finishing college when I met my husband, Jason*, a carefree, polite Australian with dreamy blue eyes and shaggy brown hair who was on an extended working holiday. The attraction to his laissez faire personality and quirky accent was arguably a naive American girl’s knee-jerk reaction to a breakup with a controlling and insecure…

By: / September 20, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Should I Leave My Boyfriend Behind?”

I am a 21-year-old college student, graduating this spring. I was recently accepted to an Ivy League institution to pursue my graduate degree, and I have never been more excited! However, I have a boyfriend of over six years, who really wants to follow me to graduate school. At first, this seemed like a great…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 30, 2011

Girl Talk: The Anatomy Of A Failed Relationship

If you are the hopeless romantic type, this story might appeal to you. Alternately, if you are the jaded, anti-love breakup schadenfreude type, this story might appeal to you, too. This is about the last time I fell over-the-top in love, and the really terrible way it ended.

By: Julie Gerstein / March 7, 2011

Girl Talk: I Should Have Dumped My High School Boyfriend

If you were porking someone the weeks leading up until Freshman Orientation and using the L-word, chances are you are "doing the long-distance thing" at college. And chances are a sizable percentage of your brain is elsewhere, when it should be focused on making new friends, pitching a column to the school newspaper, and discovering…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 9, 2010

Girl Talk: The iPhone Is Ruining My Long-Distance Relationship!

It didn’t start out this way, but I’m in a long-distance relationship. Having your boyfriend live 1,300 miles away isn’t ideal, but as far as problems in relationships go, things could be much worse: He could be in Australia or he could be into furry sex or I could have caught him cheating on me…

By: Anne Ichikawa / May 17, 2010

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Move For Love

You're in a long-distance relationship and things are going well, or perhaps you're in a relationship with a partner who's about to move to another city, and you're considering a move to be with them. It's a big, tough decision and one I'm well familiar with. Not only is it the topic I probably receive…

By: Wendy Atterberry / May 6, 2010

8 Tips For Visiting Your Long-Distance Man

You're flirting on IM and email; the phone calls are long and romantic -- this guy seems too good to be true! But there's an obvious catch: he lives far away. The solution: visit him. Seems simple enough, but hot stuff, it's not! Sure, romance means always taking a chance, but before you run off…

By: Simcha / February 24, 2010