long distance relationship

Philippines
November 30, 2008 10:43pm CST
I have been in a long distance relationship once in my life. A lot of my friends discouraged me to continue because it requires a lot of effort and trust. Well, we broke up after two years but I never regret doing it. True, it was difficult and stressful, but then again, its better to try than just to quit because of fear, right? Share your views on long distance relationships. If u ask me if i would do it again, I would say, yes. Love bridges distance.
7 responses
@n30wing (4768)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
Yes you said it right love bridges distance. I have my my fiancee when I was very far working and she's in Manila. We started with hi and heloo and until now it's still us. But really went to Manila so we can be closer and until now it's still us. Now were in our second year almost. When we think of it were we stated it makes both of us laugh. Each passing day I love her more and don't wanna be far away from her anymore. Have a nice day to you!
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
true, isnt it amazing when you look back on how things started and all the struggles you have surpassed? its a matter of sticking to it, a commitment that just requires more than a normal relationship. wish you both more happiness :)
@tracymw (53)
• United States
1 Dec 08
You're right, long distance relationships require more trust than a normal relationship. But, they can work and they do work for some people. The distance actually makes them long for one another more. I have several friends who are involved in long distance relationships and they work out fine most of the time. But, with like any relationship, there will be problems. You just have to burn that bridge when they get there.
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
trust is really a big thing in a long distance relationship. its a matter of just having faith and believing.
• United States
1 Dec 08
Most of my relationships had approximately a two hour drive or a two flight for the distance. For me they worked out great. We had our independence and we also really looked forward to seeing each other. However, both of those relationships ended and I am now engaged. My fiance and I live in the same city and practically live together. I do say that living in the same area makes it easier both logistically and financially. Plus we have such an emotional closeness that I've never had with anyone before.
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
congratulations on your engagement :) i think it is always best to stay or at least be closer with the partner, if its possible. its quite true about the financial factor in long distance relationship lol i think every simple thing you want to do requires much more. like sending stuff or letter and cards, not to mention the air fare and hotel accomodation. the nice thing though is it seems your always on honeymoon :)
@lellyp (245)
• Indonesia
15 Jan 09
Right now i have long distance relationship. For me this relationship is good for me, cos i still can more time for my family,friend,work and my self. It will be different if my bf stay in same country with me. I just know, for right now this relationship is good for me.
@natuser28 (907)
• United States
23 Dec 08
Sorry to break it to you, but there's no such thing a long distance relationships unless you see other people, because that is what's really going on.
• Philippines
22 Dec 08
i don't claim to know much about long distance relationships, because i've never been to such situation. But, i agree with your point of trying, as they say: "It is better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.." =)
• Malaysia
12 Dec 08
i will prefer a long distance relationship .. got lots of freedom ...