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1. Posted by yoeun88 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

Well i had one but it pretty much dissolved. I wanna know how long distance relationships stay strong because theres still a chance for me. I live in Illinois USA and she lives in Swansea, Wales. I love her but i wanna see her regularly instead of only holidays. Ah its tough.

2. Posted by noorhizat (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y

I a relationship near or far we can make it work by sacrifice and understanding the situation.

3. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 10y

We met in Honk Kong whilst I lived in Dubai, then I remained in Dubai and partner moved to italy for a year, then came here for two years, then Cairo for 3 and just moved to Bangkok (I go there on Wednesday).

First - be clever on choosing flight:
Takes lots of clever planning with airmiles and even deals with travel agents, I am now using gulf air to go to Bangkok, you buy tickets in advance in business class that can be changed date wise. You get double miles for business class and you end up on silver teir quicker, I have worked it out that by buying two business tickets now I have gold status, i can get a free economy ticekt after only two trips. Two tickets in Business on that route is cheaper than three cheap economy tickets where you earn no airmiles either!

Second - SMS
let each other know esactly what you are doing all the time! its not about trustinbg each other, its just knowing. After so long, they become such a apart of your life that friedns will say "how is ?? doing"? You reply with oh they are just - shopping, or sleeping, or what ever the last text message said. We trext each other about 10 times per day!

Third - love and effort
You gotta love each other. Despite the distance over the years the longest we have been apart is 7 weeks. We travel together on different trips, and meet up half way at weekends etc.

It's worked for me!

Hope you can work it out!

4. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

LDRs are hard work, young brother. Looking at your profile, you've got plenty of time - please don't get hung up on this girl. You have your life before you, and whatever happens, you'll be ok - with or without her.

Trust me.

5. Posted by yoeun88 (Budding Member 20 posts) 10y

well ive known her for two years til she had to move. I dont know if i can just end it forever.

6. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I'm not saying LDRs never work, but I think there comes a point when if the situation is so difficult that its making both parties so unhappy, then its time to call it a day.

Tough as that may be, happiness may be just round the corner, rather than across the oceans.

7. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 10y

I'm on year 3 of a long-distance relationship - with one more year to go! I'm in Montreal and my other half is from Belfast, about to move to Luxembourg. Is it hard? Yup. Is it worth it? Very. I've come to have a love/hate relationship with airports. But we look at it this way: a LDR means you think very long and hard about why you're with the other person. If you both can cope with being apart, living your own full life, planning for the future in small steps, and building towards "the big plan" - it's more than worth it. Best relationship I've ever had.

8. Posted by numero1 (Respected Member 295 posts) 10y

Webcam, Email, telephone, lots of love and commitment and they can work.

It's almost been 1 year for me and i'm flying back to be with her again in November.

9. Posted by shinojuly (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

sweet, sad, long time waiting, sometimes i wonder, do i really love him or an illusion?

cos u think of him too much, always imagine ,he is becoming an ideal guy, not real.

thats my experience.

10. Posted by qbech (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

trust is what all matters--am im right?? :P