do long distance relationship really work?

March 8, 2012 10:57am CST
seen many relationships and the most common thing in every relationship was they were long distance. distance realtionship is about how much you trust your partner. and guess what it really works in sum relationships . so many of you think distance relationship really works?
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24 responses
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Mar 12
Nope.A long time ago I was mutally attracted to a guy who lived in another country. We met during one of his visits here, we hit it off and deceided to see if we could make it work, with him making interval trips from his country to mine. He's a consultant who comes to my country quite often during each year and would often time spend 3 weeks @ the most each time he visits. I couldn't travel because I need a visa to visit his country, which is a pretty difficult thing to acquire in my country. Anyway to make a long story short, it jus couldn't work no matter how hard we tried, he eventually married someone else. We still communicate with each other via the telephone, actually he moreso than me, from the time he hits the ground in my country he calls me and lets me know he's here, but with him being married now I don't encourage any kind of socialising between us i.e we don't go out for movies,dinner nothing. I respect his marriage. So I would have to say NO. For two people to be in a lasting long distance relationship, it would take some serious committement and understanding between the parties.
8 Mar 12
sorry about that
• Trinidad And Tobago
8 Mar 12
Thanks for your sentiments my dear, it hurt like crazy, but I've summed it up to the fact that he just wasn't for me, and moved on. No sense crying over spilt milk :)
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
Yes, I long distance relationship do work. It's not easy but it actually works. You just have to exert extra effort to make it work.
9 Mar 12
if your really have trust in your partner and she too . then extra efforts might not be needed.
@Porcospino (16435)
• Denmark
8 Mar 12
I have been in two long distanse relationships. The first one didn't work out, and we broke up after one year. The second long distanse relationship went well. I lived in the north of Denmark and he lived in another part of the country. We had a long distanse relationship for a year and a half, I was busy with my studies and he was very busy with work, so we hardly ever saw eachother, but our relationship still survived. I was very happy when I was finally able to move from my town to his town. While we had a long distanse relationship we weren't able to meet in person, so we found other ways to keep the relationship alive like long phoencalls, letters, drawings and parcels with small gifts.
9 Mar 12
they are the must you should do it in a distance relationship as you have mentioned it above.
@emdjay23 (1575)
• Philippines
8 Mar 12
Hi, For me.. Nope it doesn't work.. because for me presence is very important in any relationship. but some says that long distance relationship offers more patience, trust to your partner. But I guess I am not the type of person who can endure that thing, I always wanted to that my partner is on my side.
9 Mar 12
people see what is important as you always wanted your partner to be by your side in every situation.
@czhey21 (55)
• Philippines
20 Jul 12
Long distance relationship can work -BOTH- sides put their sincere efforts into trying to make it work. However it is usually very hard to maintain a long distance relationship because there are just so many factors against it such as people changing over time and the loneliness of not being with someone. In order for it to work, there must be some kind of commitment and sacrifices that both people must be willing to make.
• Singapore
6 Jun 12
I am having a long distance relationship currently. It will work if we make it work.
• Philippines
11 Mar 12
I've only heard a few working out.Sometimes,the physical presence of your partner can't be replaced.I agree with you that it's also a matter of trust but expect that the risk of being tempted to have another relationship as the couples are far from each other & not knowing what each other does behind their backs.
• United States
11 Mar 12
NO and I will never put myself back in one either.
@maratus (184)
• Indonesia
11 Mar 12
It's depend actually on the couple I think. When they can communicate with each other everyday, can to be honest and loyal I believe that LDR gonna worked..., :D
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Mar 12
I believe that a long distance relationship can work as long as the care and love and commitment are there. Every relationship worth having takes nurturing and efforty/ Of we are not willing to do that than the distance in miles won't matter if they are few or far. It maky take a bit more effort to keep a long distance relationship secure, but I still believe that it can be done.
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
I believe it will work if you have the perseverance to make things work. I know it is easier said but if you are willing to sacrifice then it will.
@shrmanoj (384)
9 Mar 12
No, I don't think so. It depends upon your partners or friends.
• Malaysia
9 Mar 12
what important is 'TRUST'. I think its very important in distance relationship. When you're not trust to your partner so it will damaged your relationship.I think if you can't fully trust your partner its not work..
• Philippines
9 Mar 12
For me its a yes, long distance relationships do really work. Because i have seen so many long distance relationships that really work, couples and even lovers,and praise GOD that they made it. But sad to say that there are some long distance relationship had been wasted. That's because a relationship, long distance or not could only work if this two elements is present and that is LOVE and TRUST.Without this two it is too hard to make a relationship to last. A relationship is compose of three party's to make it work even a long distance relationship needs to have this party's too. 1st and second party are the persons involve in that relationships, they must have the two elements, LOVE and TRUST to each other.And third party that i mentioned is GOD. If they put GOD in the center of there relationship even if it is a long distance relationship,GOD will always protect their relationship,and keep them away from any situation that may affect their relationship.Because GOD is love, so if they put GOD in the center, they put LOVE in the center of their relationship, and trust will act like an unbreakable shelled of their relationship,even if they are far from each other.
9 Mar 12
relationships are hard to work out long distance a lot of people do it all the time. the men and women fighting for us have their partners back here in the united states and they are doing long distance. you have to trust and believe your partner.
@Lisona (177)
9 Mar 12
No,done that got the T-shirt. Well didn't work for me maybe some people. Communication and the want for each other made it impossible to live with, I wasn't prepared to move to a different counrty neither was he, so we ended it...lol Too much hard work! I wanted to go to cinema each week end or picnicks with him when I wanted...but distance made it very impossible.
@WakeUpKitty (8711)
• Netherlands
8 Mar 12
At this moment it works for me. I like to be alone and do what I like. I am married abroad and my husband is living in his own country (Africa). Although he says he misses me I know to him it's more important to be married so he belongs to the group and is somebody as the fact I am not there every day. And if I am there he likes to be with his friends/co-workers as well. To be honest I never think of the fact if he is cheating, my life is way too busy with kids and all the things I have to do, arrange etc. So if this long distance relationship does work I can only tell you if it's end or just before he or I is dying. BTW I do think it all depends too on what ideas you have about a relationship.
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
8 Mar 12
I have seen a few that after worked but as far as me being in one , Mine never have worked out. So I dont think it does very often. There are too many tempations out there and you are too far away to do anything about it.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
8 Mar 12
I think it depends on the duration of the separation. I think it could maybe work for 6 months and maybe as long as a year and then it would be very difficult. I only really knew 1 couple who had a long distance relationship. They had dated for years and then were separated for 2 years. At the end of he 2 years they were together again but each had changed while they were away and they could not sustain the relationship.
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
8 Mar 12
Well, I failed in my first long distance relationship. Then when my last boyfriend returned to his country, I thought I could manage the relationship, but then it failed too. I don't know how or why, but I still can believe that ling distance relationship can really work out. However, it depends on the two people. Are they really ready for the longing? Can they trust each other? Because I think long distance relationship needs more than just trust. It also needs a strong commitment between the two.