30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 3

So, here we go, it's time for the final Long Distance Diaries Challenge piece, and this time we are focusing on Days 21-30 - and we will also be revealing the winner of our $50 Etsy Gift Card. We hope you enjoy some of our favourite responses below and feel free to continue the challenge here in our forum! Day 21 - Do you plan on getting any pets together? If so, which ones? Angel-of-the-uss-enterprise - Oh my god, so many! We HAVE to get a corgi called Dumpling, and then we’re going to basically go to get a pack...

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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 2

It's time for the second of our three posts featuring some of the brilliant answers from our 30 Day Long Distance Diaries Challenge! This time we're focusing on Days 11-20, so we hope you enjoy some of the responses we received below. Day 11 -  What’s the most favourite thing/gift you’ve given each other? 641milesbetweenus - Last winter I was dealing with the stress of finals season and I hadn’t been feeling my best. Being the adorable boyfriend that he is, Ale wanted to send me a Cadbury Dark Chocolate bar to cheer me up and get me through it all....

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30 Days Long Distance Diaries Challenge Answers Pt 1

Although we are allowing you until the end of today to get all your answers in and put yourself in contention for our big voucher prize, we thought we'd start sharing some of our favourite answers from you all! Now we have had a lot of answers (we'll share some impressive numbers with you next week), so we're going to break this down into 3 separate posts, and this one is going to focus on Days 1-10!  Now, we received a HUGE amount of answers, and we cannot possibly post them all, so here are some of our favourites...  ...

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EVENT: September 30 Day Long Distance Diaries Challenge

Welcome to the September 30 Day Long Distance Diaries Challenge!! It's simple really, each day throughout September we will post one question from our challenge on Social Media and in our forum here. Either post your answer on the forum or on social media with the hashtag #LDD30DayChallenge, and cast your eyes on other couple's answers! Remember: participation on all 30 days will enter you into a draw for a $50 Etsy giftcard! Pretty sweet, huh? Here are the questions we will be asking... We look forward to seeing your answers! Spread the word with the hashtag #LDD30DayChallenge

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LDR Gift Idea: Custom Deck of Cards (with unique ideas!)

Struggling to come up with some new homemade gifts? Sometimes the classics are the best. One of my favourites is the ’52 Reasons I Love You’, because it’s a simple way of communicating how you feel to your partner, allows your creative side to flourish, and can be used on its own, or even incorporated into many other gift ideas. So, what do you need? A pack of cards Coloured Pens Other Decorations (stickers, pictures, etc.) Scissors & Glue It’s as simple as that! Now, you need to find some content for those cards… which is harder than you’d think....

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How to Effectively Save Money in Your LDR

We’ve all felt the effects of the major challenges in LDR’s: the distance, the loneliness, the lack of physical contact. But arguably the most forgotten challenge is the cost of it all. Flights, trains, gifts, postage and packaging, phone bills, the list is endless. Saving up for the next visit can be a daunting task, and often feels endless. Below are some ways to help make saving up easier, and ways to make your LDR more cost effective. Set up a Fund We don't mean a GoFundMe; more so a personal fund. In LDR’s, most of the time there’s something...

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Advice for Those New to Long Distance Relationships

"The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships estimate that roughly 14 million people in the US are in a LDR, and overall, roughly one in 7 couples." So, you’re new to LDRs? Maybe this is your first, or maybe you’ve just entered a new LDR? Or even if you just needed some fresh advice, and new tips, here’s the place for you. I’d imagine it may still feel odd to be in this type of relationship, one where you are so far apart from your significant other; but LDR’s are more common than you might think. The Center...

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Advice for Keeping on Top of the Distance

As we all know, LDR’s rely on many traits such as trust, communication, and commitment; but not only that, sometimes you also need a little bit of luck. What is so great about the LDR community is that we all are involved in our own little unique situations, but are still united in one final goal. However, some of us have also been luckier than others. Some of us are a train away, whereas some are a couple of flights away. Some of us have more time and money at our disposal to go and meet our partners, whereas, unfortunately,...

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Coping and Mental Health in a LDR

Roughly 1 in 6 of us suffer with a mental health condition. Even more suffer without being fully diagnosed, and the proportions are even higher for millennials and Generation Y (which most of us in the LDR community belong to). As I wrote here in my blog, our generation are growing up amid economic decline, rising inequality, we’re under far more pressure than our parents and grandparents before us, and we feel so distant from the generations before us. It’s arguably why so many of our parents and elders judge our relationship choices. It’s also why there’s been a threefold increase...

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The Perks of a Long Distance Relationship

Of course you and I both know that distance isn’t easy whatsoever, and often you’ll get told that your relationship isn’t real because your significant other is so far away. It’s important that you try not to listen to the negativity and stigmas surrounding long distance relationships, and focus on the many benefits they provide. You treasure the time you have together Unlike most couples who see each other nearly every day, depending on the distance, LDR couples typically only see each other once every few months. When you visit one another, you try to squeeze as much love, fun,...

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