Posts tagged "long distance relationships"

Dater X: Love On Borrowed Time

In between his overnight shifts this weekend, my boyfriend (that’s the first time I’m calling him that, and it’s weird considering he might soon be my ex-boyfriend) called me to check in and see how I was doing. Around Wednesday, I found myself in a bit of an emotional funk, feeling unsettled in pretty much…

By: Dater X 2.0 / February 5, 2014

10 Ways To Keep The Intimacy Alive In A Long Distance Relationship

It’s hard enough to keep the intimacy alive in any relationship, let alone when you’re miles apart. You might not be able to pop over to your significant other’s house for a movie night, or snuggle up together when you want to feel closer, but there are ways to feel intimate when you’re physically separated.

By: College Candy / August 31, 2013

The Best Long-Distance Relationship Tips From Those Who’ve Been There

Many of us, myself included, have gone down the dreaded LDR (long-distance relationship) path with a significant other. Not being able to experience daily rituals together, go out on dates, and just wake up next to each other — not to mention the physical part — can test even the strongest of bonds. And don’t…

By: Tres Sugar / August 17, 2013

Study: Long-Distance Relationships Can Make Stronger Bonds Than Face-To-Face Relationships

Speaking from experience, long-distance relationships can be the worst. Missing your significant other leads to frustration, which leads to anger, which leads to fights that can’t end in sex and snuggling. For some reason, people keep trying them and sometimes they even work out in the end. In fact, a study conducted by Crystal Jiang,…

By: Mary Odell / July 21, 2013

Dealbreaker: My Long-Distance Relationship Didn’t Have Trust

Two years into our relationship, Rick* received a verbal offer that would send him 2,500 miles away.

I couldn’t fathom how we could possibly have a successful relationship living such a great distance apart — even though I was the woman who’d urged him to apply for the job. He had asked me…

By: Lyneka Little / April 20, 2012

20 Reasons Why Long-Distance Dating Can Totally Rock

When most girls (or guys) hear the phrase “long distance relationship,” the words that come to mind are: miserable, horrific, sad, heartbreaking, not worth it—did I mention miserable? Permanent long distance relationships can be difficult and painful, but I can tell you from experience, a little separation isn’t always a bad thing. As long a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 13, 2011

7 Long-Distance Relationship Tips Inspired By The Movie “Like Crazy”

Are you starting to wonder if whoever coined the phrase “absence makes the heart grow fonder” was ever involved in a long-distance relationship? The truth is, when many miles separate you and your honey, keeping your connection strong is tough regardless of your fondness for each other. In the wonderful new film “Like Crazy,” Jacob,…

By: The Frisky / November 11, 2011

January Jones Says Long-Distance Didn’t Work For Her And Jason Sudeikis

“The long distance kind of petered us out. When you date someone else who’s in the industry, someone has to make the sacrifices. And if no one’s willing to, then you just have to be friends.”
January Jones is on the cover of the June issue of Allure, and inside the magazine talks about why…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / May 17, 2011

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis,

It’s been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough choice especially because so much good stuff was going on in my life—I’d finished up my first year in Paris, was heading onto the next,…

By: Leonora Epstein / April 1, 2011

Girl Talk: I Want The Job And The Guy After I Graduate

This month, I turned 22. Young, I know, but for me the birthday served as another float in the parade of reality that my graduation day is marching closer with each passing moment. Instead of the usual array of fun and frivolous gifts wrapped in brightly colored paper, far too many people chose to get…

By: Kelli Bender / March 30, 2011

Girl Talk: My Boyfriend Moved To Hong Kong

It was over a year ago, last January, when my boyfriend of almost four years said, “So I have something to tell you” over a Friday night dinner in Chinatown. My appetite instantly evaporated and my stomach suddenly ached with anticipation over what would follow those words. Immediately I thought, This is the break-up dinner,…

By: Daniela Guernica / March 18, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Husband Calls Another Woman Constantly”

Last month my husband received a friend request on Facebook from a childhood friend he hasn’t seen or spoken to in 10 years. She wrote him a couple of messages and they texted over the holidays. I figured this was a case of old friends catching up and didn’t think much of it. Last week,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / January 26, 2011

Dear Wendy: “I’m Stressed About New Year’s Eve”

I’m in school in the UK and my wonderful boyfriend is in school in Michigan. I’m coming to stay with him for a couple weeks over New Year’s (one week in the middle, when he’s in classes, I’ll go to see my parents in NC), but there’s a problem: he wants to go to NYC…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 7, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Should I MOA?”

I have been with my boyfriend for a year and a half, the last three months of which have been long distance as I had to move for grad school. We only live three hours apart, so we still get to see each other a couple times a month. For most of the last three…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 6, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Should I Pursue A Long-Distance Relationship Or Move On Already?”

I have been talking to this guy for a few months now. We were good friends in college and reconnected via Facebook and upgraded our flirtatious banter to texting and phone calls. He lives about four hours away from me (I realize this is not really that long distance considering you moved across the country…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 26, 2010

Dear Wendy: “I’m Afraid To Tell My New Boyfriend I Practice Abstinence”

I’ve been seeing this guy for a bit now. The only thing we’ve done is kissing (no touching) and I’ve never invited him over to my apartment (for fear of him initiating sexual activities). I like him a lot and I see a potential relationship with him. However, I made a decision to abstain from…

By: Wendy Atterberry / November 25, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: Long-Distance Lovesick Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from Long-Distance Lovesick, the young woman who was in a long-distance relationship with a guy in Germany whom she’d…

By: Wendy Atterberry / October 18, 2010

Dear Wendy: “Am I Sacrificing Too Much For My Boyfriend?”

My boyfriend and I have been together for seven months. He lives in Germany and I live in America. We started out as pen pals over a year ago, then instantly found chemistry and fell in love. He recently came to visit me in July and our connection only grew stronger. We talk comfortably about…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 27, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Long-Distance Boyfriend Is Moving Here — What Can I Expect?”

I’m 28 and my boyfriend is 27 and he and I were dating for about a 1 1/2 years when I decided to move across the country. It was something I’d always wanted to do before “settling down,” so he was supportive. We did the LDR thing for another 1 1/2 years, and then decided…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 14, 2010

Dear Wendy Updates: “On The Fence” And “China Bound” Respond

In a new feature called “Dear Wendy Updates,” people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing today. After the jump, we hear from On The Fence, who said that little things about her new boyfriend, like his chin and video game habit, might…

By: Wendy Atterberry / July 12, 2010
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