Are Online Relationships “In Real Life”?

  Ask yourself, are online relationships in real life relationships? The answer is yes, and I’m going to tell you why.   My partner and I met online in 2011. We would stay up late messaging each other, sharing jokes, video chatting – you name it. We had fun together and every moment between us, on the phone, over video calls or over text, made the butterflies in my stomach go nuts. So when someone told me my relationship wasn’t real because we hadn’t met in person yet, it confused me. We had met, we had spent time together. It...

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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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How to: Look Great on Webcam on any Occasion

LDR Skype-Date Series How to look good on webcam on any occasion Even if we know that it's not just the physical aspect that matters, we want to look good when we are talking to someone we care about. Especially on those cute LDR date nights, like on anniversaries or birthdays. Improving how you look on webcam is actually pretty simple, and we've laid out some great tips for you to try. We promise it'll improve your webcam experience and help boost your confidence so you don't have to keep checking that little window in the corner (we've all been...

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LGBTQAI+ LDR: Sam & Garrette

"We may have to spend months away from our loved ones but in return, each reunion is like the first." Tell us a little bit about yourselves! S: Well I (Sam) am a barista for Starbucks, I have a huge heart, and love art and music! Music festivals are the best too! G: My name is Garrette. I'm 23 years old and I live in Juneau, Alaska. I'm an optimistic person who loves all and respects all. My favorite things are cars, driving, camping, traveling, music and my boy Sam. :) How did you two meet? How long have you been together?...

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Balancing a Social Life in a Long Distance Relationship

Previous Post: Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Long Distance Relationship For the LDR community, weekends often involve staring into the pixelated abyss of your partners face and finding ways to entertain yourself on the technological platform. No matter how little or long your relationship has existed, it’s extremely important to understand that while you’re apart, you must take care of yourself. Your own physical, mental and emotional health is always number one. From there, you can build a relationship build on the best parts of yourself including mutual happiness, trust and confidence.  Taking care of yourself sometimes means...

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