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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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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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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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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Things NOT to Say to Someone in a Long Distance Relationship

Being in a long-distance relationship already sucks, but you just get reminded of that every time a possibly well-intentioned (but mostly insensitive) comment is thrown your way. These comments get real old, real fast. Here are just some of the top offenders I’ve heard over the past six years my partner and I have been together. (Caution this article contains serious attitude)! [caption id="attachment_1326" align="aligncenter" width="500"] F. B. Productions, 20th Century Fox, H. Entertainment / GIPHY[/caption] “Why are you on your phone so much?” How else do you communicate with someone that’s not in the room? “Is it even worth...

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