Do you think long distance relationships can work?

Explain why or why not.

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  • It's doable.. not easy but communication is key. Don't necessarily need to be on top of each other on what to either is doing, but honesty goes a long way

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  • They can if there is patience and understanding and a lot of efforts are being put into it by both partners.. But that doesn't happen very often so most of them fail.

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  • It can work: There are couples going on their relationship despite the distance.

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What Guys Said 36

  • No. Or, at least, almost never. It requires that BOTH people have an extraordinary ability to sacrifice and to pour energy and attention into the relationship for very little return.

    It's not impossible for that to happen - I mean, people win the Lottery too - but the vast, overwhelming majority of LDRs fail, due directly to the separation.

    Relationships are about spending time together. If you can't do that, then there's little point in making all the effort. It would be like commuting to a job you don't like to work 50 hours a week and not get paid for it - just because you enjoy the food that a nearby restaurant serves. It won't be long before the draw of that food isn't enough to do all that work.

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  • Definitely. Cause well the distance doesn't matter , what really matters is if you love him or not. If you love someone who is farther from where you live then that's no real problem cause well you love the dude who is away and not the one close.

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    • Very true. Most people worry about being catfished or something but they don’t always have to be a fake person right? Lol

    • Right love with all trust

  • It May
    But most of u cannot make a short distance work... so

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  • For me personally no. But i know some that work well asf. And some of those I am jealous of a little bit because those two people really care about each other. The reason I would not is because I want like a bff in a relationship and i want to spend time with them in person. In person interactions are way more meaningful to me than text, calls and facetimes.

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    • I agree, but I think it's okay if the separation is just temporary.

  • Yes, if you really love your SO and you really want it to work. Being 5000 miles apart is no different to being 5 miles apart. If your hearts can be together, being far apart does not matter.

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  • Yes. It just depends on the people involved. I know someone that has been with someone three years in a long distance relationship. One live in England, and the other in Indonesia, but they make it work.

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  • If you are both honest, every body gets lonely, so you have to be reel

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    • Forget the bollocks, everybody will cheat in a distance relationship x

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    • I mean, we once went 2 weeks without talking and he said he was trying to call me but I don't know. Maybe it’s a personality thing

    • Maybe, it's a lol thing it happens x

  • Good question - I have currently just started my first one and I honestly don't know - We are playing it by ear

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  • If such a question arised in you, then it means it won't work for you. Else it will work

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  • I hope so! I'm in an LDR right now that started with a girl I met in college.

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  • Not long term, no. If they are long distance temporarily, then yeah. The shorter, the better.

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  • It can work, depends in the level of commitment each partner is willing to put in.

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  • They do a lot. They end up eventually moving so that they can be together

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  • In my opinion long distance can work short term but not for an extended period of time

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  • Yes, long distance can work !
    Foremost two important things: Love and trust !

    There will always be new people near you (who always try to show their desire for you) than your loved one. But if you love your loved one, then no one can distract you.! It's a test for genuine and true love.
    And thus If your loved one trust you and you trust your lover, has faith, understand each other , then there is no room for mistrust and misunderstanding.

    Distance is just a small matter, meet with your lover Regularly, do video calls... share everything , evn ur small details.. i think u will never feel apart !

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    • I m too in long distance relationship and do above things.. its just quite fine... and yeah one more thing... keep romanticism at your best.. sexual things do help and make bond !

    • That answers your question?

  • Communication is a big part of these relationships.

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  • Can't
    Not spending time with the person makes a flimsy bond

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  • if it is built on a good foundation + loyalty + sacrifice

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  • I'm currently in one. Going strong for 10 months now. I found the perfect girl.

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  • They can, yes as I was in a long distance relationship

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  • Nope! Way too easy to fake emotions and to get away with cheating if you are smart about it

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  • All a long distance relationship is good for is to get side booty when your out of town.

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  • it can't work, ever

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    • Ever? Why not?

    • you will miss each other, feel worry that the other one will like another one... insecurity, will have tons of emotions which you don't know what to do with them

    • U can feel those emotions even if they live in the same town as you. I just don’t understand how people can do these kinds of long distance relationships for 5+ years with never meeting. That’s just insane.

  • Yes if the long distance finish eventually

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  • sometimes they can work

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  • It would be really hard

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  • If both people are in it for the long haul yes

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  • Kinda I mean loyalty right?

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  • Yes it can in time

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  • It's harder but can work

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What Girls Said 16

  • ok, in my CURRENT experience. I am not sure. My boyfriend and I have been in a ldr since June because I moved. Since then we broke up 3 times and always came back to each other. we saw each other 4 times.

    But now I feel like I don't love him anymore. I feel as if I am not attracted to him and I am attracted to my guy friend (who I see more often).

    So in a simple answer. I am unsure. You really have to see each other a lot. Because the physical connection is very IMPORTANT. You can't live reminiscing and on hopes to see them soon and texting and calling. Soon it becomes boring, repetitive and not enough :(

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    • Ur young to be experiencing this lol sorry to hear that it couldn’t work out :(

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    • I didn’t say that u were too young. I just said that u were young but who am I to talk? I’m only a couple of years older than you lol

  • Yes but you both really need to commit to each other well. Communication is the most important here. Also make sure to visit him/her at least twice a year. Oh ldr needs money too xD
    I know this because I am in one. After my boyfriend is done with his study, he is back to his country and now it has been the third year for us. We are doing okay. Will get married by next year.

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  • It truly depends how much each person cares for each other. It's possible but it's not easy either. A lot of things could happen between distance.

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    • Camera can break so not being able to see each other, phone could break so there’s no communication 😩 it’s a lot of things

  • I am agree with my man here and by the way, wow, dating someone in military (ldr) sounds so hard. I hope you guys can through it just fine! Just keep fighting! (:

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  • Yes, I do.

    If you are dedicated.
    It is important to have good communication, tell them if something is wrong.
    Trust also is an important factor, if you want it to work out.
    Hope this helps! ^-^

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  • Yes, depends on the peoples commitment to the relationship, wether it will be
    worth it in long run or waste of time.

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  • I hope so or else I’ll have to break up with my boyfriend who lives in another state

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  • It can, but sooner or later at least one of you would have to leave his/her friends and family behind and make out of your long distance relationship a regular one. If neither of you is able/willing to do so then it most likely won't last for long.
    I've already had two ldr's, 2 and 2,5 years and both broke apart because neither of us wanted to leave everything behind. The risk to stay completely alone at a unfamiliar place after a breakup (which is obviously just as likely as for every other relationship) seemed too high.

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  • I'm currently in one and to be honest, I don't see it going anywhere

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  • I tried before. It was a waste of time

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  • For most part no

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  • Yes they can

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  • I think that they can work but it’s a lot of work and isn’t as good of a relationship as it could be

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  • Yes it can work, my boyfriend and I’ve been together for 4 years and he’s in the navy, but he was at boot camp for 6 months and we were doing the long distance relationship, we wrote letters to each other, and now we’re still together and still doing the long distance relationship, since he’s deployed, but both of you have to be willing to put effort into this, that’s the only way it would work

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  • Not for a long period they cannot

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    • If you watched that mtv show catfish, some of the people have long distance relationship for 5+ years. Now THAT is insane

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