5 Things to Know BEFORE Starting a Long Distance Relationship

Long distance relationships are challenging, and they take investments such as sleep deprivation because of time differences, being constantly in phase of money saving, or saying -no- to your friend's party because of your Skype date. Despite this, long distance relationship can be as fulfilling as any romantic relationship, but before you decide to rush into one, there are several topics you could definitely consider discussing with your current or potential partner, and finding your own answers as well :)   1. Trust issues How can I trust you? In long distance relationship shared understanding is crucial to a relationship's success....

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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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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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How to Deal with Arguments in a Long Distance Relationship

Let’s be real; no one likes to argue. It’s the worst 😩 Unfortunately in any relationship arguments are bound to happen. I feel they are even more common in long distance relationships because miscommunication is much more common, ugh! So after six years in an ldr I feel like I've mastered the art of long-distance arguing. It’s important to try to argue mindfully, to improve the communication and have the conversation be effective and not harmful. In other words, fight fair and for a reason. Know what the issue is, and stick to that subject. Don’t let it escalate and bring...

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Intra-national LDR: Amanda & Richard

"People will try to break you up and tear you apart but, as long as you have trust, love, loyalty and, the moral support of each other, nothing can tear you apart. It will be difficult and the nights will get lonely but, in the end, it’s worth every mile." Tell us a little bit about yourselves! A: I’m Amanda, I am 20 years old and I’m from a small town in Washington State! Starting this winter I will begin to study for my AA (Associates Degree) in education at Everett Community College here in WA so that I can become...

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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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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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How to Solve Miscommunication in a Long Distance Relationship

How many times have you been misunderstood in a conversation? Simple conversation suddenly becomes heated argument and it seems as if the person you are talking to has a completely different point of view. We have all been there.   But now imagine this scenario: instead of talking face to face, two people are typing on social media instead of their mother tongue, they might be speaking the only common language for them, maybe english (and neither one of them is an expert in that language)   Now brace yourselves and add to the picture: some cultural differences different time...

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DIY: Balloon Countdown To Your Long-Distance Love

One of the more exciting parts of being in an ldr is counting down the days until you see your person again. Marking down days on  calendar can be fun, but if you’re a little extra this DIY is definitely for you. What You'll Need •Balloons •Twine/string •Sewing Needle •Printables •Tape •Scissors         First, grab some balloons, any balloons!! You can use as many as you’d like, for the sake of this tutorial we’re going to use 5. Next gather the rest of the items on the list. You can download your free printables at the end...

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