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If you met someone while travelling, or if you or your partner had to live in different cities or even on separate continents for a while, would you carry on your relationship or call it quits? How long is too long apart?

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My wife and I met online eleven years ago. We lived on either end of the country, and Canada is a big country. At the time, meeting online was not the norm but we kept up the long distance relationship for no more than 2 months. Then I packed up and moved to her city. She met me at the airport. Best decision I ever made, hands down.
It's up to you to decide. I don't think a long distance thing would be a problem if you can maintain sufficient communication. Still, it's undoubtedly difficult (out of sight, out of mind and all that).
I'm not interested in a relationship of any sort, but I'd say that for people who are, a long distance relationship is fine as long as you don't expect it to last. You might love that person with all your heart, but if you want to start a family, one person in that relationship is going to have to make the sacrifice and move. If you are happy for it to be an on-off thing, without serious commitment, then I think it is fine. I think the key is not to have any expectations or hopes about it leading to a future together.
Not practical, highly an expensive undertaking, unsatisfying, difficult, stressful, not worth it. Does that say it all?
I have done this twice before, and I won't do it again. It's hard work. Relationships are work within themselves as it is...
I think it depends if there is a chance that the long distance could become a short distance. My husband spent almost a year in Japan in the early stages of our relationship. The relationship was meant to be as we're now happily married with 2 kids (and live together).
It's not something I've ever tried. I would think it could be very lonely. I suppose if you're determined enough to make it work you could.
I think that it depend on the person and
the connection they have. I'd definitely
want to see them as often as possible
to see if it would work out, but long term
long distance is not for me and somebody
would have to be willing to move eventually.
I did this with my husband.

He is American, I'm Australian.
It was a nightmare,so many issues...we were very much in love,in the end he was able to come and live in Australia....but that took a year, and it was such a hard time.
The phone calls 25 yrs ago were a lot of money, and I would write to him maybe 6-7 letters a day!!! Nearly every day.

In the end, years later he was too homesick, and he had to go back home.
I would not leave Australia for anything or anyone.
So..... our son and I stayed back.
I pursued a long distance relationship for 12 months prior to marriage. It had its ups and downs, but we've now been married for 41 years.

My husband and I were in a long distance relationship before our marriage.It is difficult and needs some effort but not impossible.You can go through it together.
Did once, good whilst it lasted. Strangely enough, he moved to my city, were still in contact due worked for same Company. He remarried, & we see each other socially, with another couple, every few months for Dinner. Works well.
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