Secret Love. Freddy Fender. Misty Blue. Wilma Burgess. All the Time. Since I Met You, Baby. Sonny James. Track Listing - Disc 4. Please Help Me, I'm Falling. Hank Locklin. It's Gonna Take a Little Longer. Charley Pride. Walk Through This World with Me. George Jones. Stand by Your Man. Tammy Wynette. Is It Really Over? Jim Reeves. El Paso. Marty Robbins.
Behind Closed Doors. Charlie Rich. Always Late With Your Kisses. Lefty Frizzell. Georgia on My Mind. Willie Nelson. If I Were a Carpenter. Crazy Arms. I Love You Because. Leon Payne. Bouquet of Roses. Eddy Arnold. Skeeter Davis. Love Me Tender. Elvis Presley. Track Listing - Disc 5. Oh Lonesome Me. Don't Worry. For the Good Times. Ray Price. Always on My Mind. Understand Your Man. Johnny Cash. Make the World Go Away. Almost Persuaded. David Houston. Welcome to My World. It Was Almost Like a Song. Ronnie Milsap.
The Door. Don't Let Me Cross Over. Carl Butler. The End of the World. Tanya Tucker.
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Track Listing - Disc 6. Ring of Fire. Let Your Love Flow. The Bellamy Brothers. He'll Have to Go. Rose Garden. Lynn Anderson. He Loves Me All the Way. Devoted to You. Release Me. Rockin' Years. Only One Love in My Life. Wichita Lineman. Are You Lonesome Tonight? A Very Special Love Song. Let's Go All the Way. Norma Jean. Waylon Jennings. Track Listing - Disc 7. I Can't Stop Lovin' You. Devil Woman. What's He Doing in My World. I Still Miss Someone. I Won't Mention It Again. Can't Help Falling in Love.
Kiss an Angel Good Mornin'. He Stopped Loving Her Today. I Don't Wanna Play House. Four Walls. Talking in Your Sleep. Love Is Like a Butterfly. Dolly Parton. Annie's Song. John Denver. Track Listing - Disc 8. Gentle on My Mind. Hello Walls. Merle Haggard. She Thinks I Still Care. Easy Loving. Freddie Hart. She Believes in Me. Kenny Rogers. Young Love. Ferlin Husky. Right or Wrong. Wanda Jackson. Together Again. Happy Birthday Darlin'. You Decorated My Life. Bobby Goldsboro. Track Listing - Disc 9.
I Walk the Line. Makin' Believe. Kitty Wells. I Fall to Pieces. Before the Next Teardrop Falls. Hello Darlin'. The Statler Brothers. Think About It Darlin'. Jerry Lee Lewis. Tender Years. Just Someone I Used to Know. Jack Clement. Bill Anderson. Pure Love. I am going to spend three months with the love of my life.
We met 19 years ago in an msn chat room. He was in the Navy back then and we had five glorious days together when his ship came to Western Australia where I was living at the time. We tried to keep our relationship going but we both had young children at the time so we decided we would try to move on without the other. It killed me to hear him so unhappy and depressed but I believe we are friends first and I supported him through his grief until we had a quarrel and we stopped talking.
Imagine my surprise when in February this year he called me out of the blue!! Everyday since we have spoken on the phone and text constantly. We average around four hours talking each day and we talk about everything and anything! So, at 50 and 52 years of age we are beginning the long journey with immigration etc.
I love you with all of my heart baby and I am honored to be in your life. I will work everyday of my life to make you as happy as you make me. Love the romantic gestures! Stories like this only happen in the movies! Loved this! Long distance can work. Great tips. Thanks Roza! Sounds like Tanzania is the place to be!! So awesome to hear a positive long distance experience from someone else as well! We are now 1 year long distance, been traveling to Germany to see him. As Meg says, it really works if you want it to. This just made me feel so relieved that this can happen.
I very recently broke up with my bf because of my long term travel plans. Really impressed with your positive attitude towards life — someone will come along when you genuinely least expect it in circumstances that you least expect — trust me! Until then though enjoy your travels! Hi Laura I agree with you.. HI Karolina — my email is megan mappingmegan. I agree with so much of what you said.
You gotta use that and prove them wrong. I am in a long distance relationship Canada-USA mind you we try to see eachother every month or so and have been for a year. My boyfriend does the cutest things. It can and does work. Thanks Nath : Aww — seriously sounds like you have a keeper there! Sounds like the kid of stuff Mike would do when we were living apart!
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And sometimes absence makes the heart grow stronger!! Hold onto that one ;. All the best with your relationship — sounds like you both have the right attitude towards making it work :. Thanks for providing some silver lining for me! That was the one great thing about our relationship — even though we were so far apart, we both had super busy work schedules and had our own projects to focus on while we were apart.
I had to leave for America two weeks later. He proposed on thanksgiving. I came back to America where people have nothing but negative things to say. To make you want to give up on even trying. Hard times come and go. We have seen each other for a total of three months. If you add up all the times we have traveled to see each other. Never let anyone change your mind. Love is always worth taking a chance.
I absolutely love your attitude and wish there were more people like you in the world! I always used to tell those who made negative comments that I probably knew this person more than they knew their own partner — because the distance meant we were forced to get to know each other and not base our relationship on the physical. To last we had to be able to maintain an actual conversation…every night!! Loved your story. We skype everyday and it certainly helps. We manage to see each other about once a month but it is hard not having her with me more often.
Thanks Adam! We should start a support group ;-. Small world!! Congrats to both of you! Well take it from me that it can work and it can be done! Strangely I wrote a similar post about dealing with relationships at university, different situation but similar advice after my own experiences.. What a great story, my long distance partner and I have been in a relationship for about a year and a half now, and we definitely agree with what you said here. Communication is one of the most vital aspects of a long distance relationship, and if you get it right, you can have an amazing long distance relationship!
Long distance relationships can work, if you want them too! Well done, :. Hi Megan. Your story gives me hope at a time when i seem to not have much. My partner moved to Ireland after a farm was left to him by a deceased relative and i just returned from my second holiday there. We were both living in Australia when we met. Wishing you all the best — feel free to reach out if you have any other questions at all; email is megan mappingmegan.
You only have to want to go through this. I met my Polish girlfriend online and we just started to talk… Then I realized I fell in love! This is a great story!! And i think i can relate to its quiet well. I am from Australia and am currently dating a guy from America. Its just second nature now. Thankyou Laura! I loved reading your story. If gave me some hope which I need and encouragement. I have plans to go see him when I graduate! For 3 months then I have to come back to work, but who knows right?
I think you are right when you say if you want it you have to work for it. Every time we skype it reminds me how much I like him. I wish he was here. I think I am more of the romantic one. He is caring but less romantic. I wish for a bit more romance but I think it comes more naturally for some people.. So I will just have to try to plant ideas for him :p. But congratulations on your marriage! Hopefully one day I can write a similar happy fate to my story! Yes, totally takes commitment and a hard haul, though as you said yourself, you find it getting easier after a while, and talking via Skype or on the phone becomes your new normal, and second nature.
I am actually truly thankful for our long distance relationship as our circumstances really made us forced to communicate with each other and all we could do was talk. I think that built a really solid foundation for our relationship today :. Reading your own story gives me hope beacuase not seeing someone you so care about for 10months seems so hard. Firstly, hope you have a wonderful time in Australia. So I really do believe that if you have found the right person you can overcome anything, including being apart and maintaining your relationship long distance.
Great post and an excellent love story! I agree completely with not listening to negative comments. We spent a few months doing the long distance relationship from California to Seoul and at times it was tough, but honestly it made our relationship stronger. Long story short, I quit my job and was on a plane to Korea after only 4 months and now we are traveling together. Thanks Megan — so glad to hear your love story worked out also!
And the distance absolutely makes you stronger. So glad to hear another happy story! Enjoy the road! This story really gave me hope. We maintained contact since then and recently started dating. It is a long distance and the time difference between our places is an hour. He usually texts me before leaving to work and sometimes during his breaks and I do the same. And we also have a language barrier which makes communication even more difficult. Any advice on how I can make things a little easier? My advice there would be to perhaps try and schedule times to talk — as in figure out a time every few days or once a week which works for both of you and block it out in each of your calendars, just as you would for a date.
It might just work out. Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing the tips about how to communicate with your long distance sweetheart. I totally agree with you that we should never listen to the negative naysayer. Thanks Liem! So glad you enjoyed our story. Though those who can keep going despite that and come out the other end usually reap the rewards! What a beautiful love story. Thanks for sharing!
I am also in an international long distance relationship as we met in Florida when he was here for some work. We were together for 8 months before he went back to the western hemisphere to work in the Mediterranean. We have been doing the long distance portion for about 10 months.
You completely nailed it on the negativity portion. Friends and family often question if he is the right one for me. Your blog was definitely something I needed to read! Thankyou Vivian! I met this guy on a two-week study abroad program in China, who I am absolutely head over heels for. We got so incredibly close and just infatuated that all our friends on the trip and abroad claimed it was the beginning of our love story and we were going to get married one day.
Coming home and back to reality and talking to my friends about it, the reality of that happening seems hard, but I really want to make it work. Hi Tatiana — so psyched to hear youve met someone amazing — congrats! Keep up the texting, and for now if it all seems like too much and hard to fathom, just start out by taking it day by day. Trying to plan out your whole future at once can be really overwhelming and make your head spin, so start out by setting up a routine of when you talk — regular video chats via Skype or FaceTime is a great place to start :.
After that try and plan to take a trip somewhere together — Mike and I used our distance as an opportunity to meet up in the middle and travel together for 2 weeks every few months. This also gave us something to look forward to before he made the first move and spent 12 months in Aus. I am absolutely in love with this story. I actually met my guy while I was on a cruise.
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We stopped over on an island and went shopping and he was working at a booth selling things. I was hot and frustrated waiting on the shuttle driver to come back and get us to take us back to the ship and he started talking to me. I was really not interested but just to pass time I said what the heck. Well to make a long story short. Well I got his information but took it down wrong. We chatted then we talked and the rest is history. I go over and see him often.
His family loves me and I them. So glad to hear your story Angel! He came to Brazil in to study and look for a job, he stayed 3 months the maximum period with the tourist visa but since he had then recently graduated without professional experience he had no luck and had to go back to Paris. Firstly, the biggest thing is to tune out the negativity as much as you possibly can. The reality is that one of you will eventually have to make the sacrifice and the move, though the other reality is that it has to be right for you both as well. I really loved the advice you gave for how to keep up with an LDR.
We both live in Florida in the U. S and I just got accepted to my dream art college in Portland, Oregon.. The problem is we can only communicate and no chance of visiting each other. PLane tickets are a fortune and I can only pay for one in-between semesters. Do you think we could really make it work? I need advice I met Mike with 2 years left of my college degree in Australia, our deal was that I was going to graduate and then I would move with him to the USA.
I think that giving up an education at one of the best schools, and the potential at a career path which you would love is something you may potentially regret down the line. And the absence really does make the time you do have together every months that much sweeter. My girlfriend is from America and I am from Australia, we met on a chat site one night because we were both bored. After talking for 7 hours straight I discovered that we are the same with ethnicity Vietnamese and we are both pre med students and same age After 5 months of talking we decided to meet In Thailand, her parents would of no way approved of this so we had to plan everything secretly.
So for two weeks we are spending time traveling together across Thailand. There were times within the trip where she had to leave my side to do the volunteer work at school to work with disable children. So this is me checking in with one week left with her. The first night meeting her I was absolutely in love with this Individual and as each day comes I begin to fall harder for her. Hi Khoi, thanks for reaching out — and congrats on having met someone truly amazing; really does sound like the stars aligned!! I think that there are definitely negative connotations with having met in a chat room online, so my first piece of advice to you both would be to tell your friends and family you met while in Thailand.
Even though Mike and I met in person, the rumors that flew through my extended family was that I was heading off a few months later to meet a guy I met online, and the judgement was ridiculous. So that would be tip one. Your geographical situation is exactly the same as Mike and Mine, with me being from Aus and him being from the US. You could even look into the possibility of a 12 month student exchange program for one of you if that would work.
Communication is the biggest key. Because there WILL be a next time. Hope that helps! Enjoy the rest of your time in Thailand — wishing you both all the best XXX. She finishes her schooling next year and starts her medicine degree year after that. I however have two years left before starting my med degree. Keeping positive and just thinking if there is a will there is a way, I am a massive commitment-phobe but with her its all worth it.
Hi Megan! Thanks again for responding! For a bit after that she will come to Australia with me for an Aussie Christmas and New Years, will take her to Great Barrier Reef because she loves diving and wildlife and then after that mid I will be traveling to the states again for two months which she will be done studying and taking a gap year which we will travel around the world and do volunteering in Vietnam and travel as we are both Vietnamese and she has never been.
Sounds like a fantastic start! Yep, Thanksgiving is a big one over in the States. A big family based holiday. I live in Puerto Rico and i am in a long distance relationship with someone from China. The problem is maybe it will take some time to finally meet each other. Sometimes i just feel i am losing the motivation to continue with the relationship and ignoring the possibility to find my love here. I feel maybe if we share more about each other we can keep this feeling alive.
I recently found that i am a little insecure because of his culture women stereotypes. I also feel he will change his mind about me in any moment because of his parents pressure to marry a chinese girl or maybe because of differences in habits or lack of conversation topics. Sometimes i feel is not healthy and realistic to say we love each other without having met before. I wish you happiness to you and your husband! I am so happy you found each other. I know everything is possible in this world no matter what people says.
Love is real! Hi Roxana, thanks for reaching out and sharing your story. It could very well work out amazingly for you, and many people have had positive experiences having met online, though I think that it is really important to meet in person, and I think this will tell you a lot about the relationship going forward. Hey Megan, I love your story its amazing and relatable. Im in LDR too, we have been talking for almost a year. We talked about meeting but neither of us are travelers like you and mike lol.
He tells me we ll make it work but like you said Visas are pain and Im kind busy with studies. Any ideas? Wish you happy marriage! Hi Yazmina! I think you do need to meet physically to really, truly know though. Just based on the ease of Visas I would have it a guess that it would be easier for you to travel to meet him there, though you could consider both taking a vacation and meeting somewhere half way instead of one person visiting the other in their hometown — Mike and I first met up in Scotland after we started dating, and we actually both booked onto a group tour of the country.
I hope it works out amazing for you both : Until you do actually meet, the best you can do is to keep that communication live and the video chats are a great way of doing that :. Sometimes love is so unpredictable, thanks for your story Megan. We meet each other twice or three times a year the most. I have a good career and he has a business, it seems that this thing make us difficult who wants to sacrifice. I hope our ending story can be like your story with Mike. May God bless always bless your marriages Megan. I think the biggest thing which kept Mike and I going was that we had planned out what we wanted to happen and who was going to move etc, so even though it was something like a two year plan, we still had something which we were working towards and I think this really helped.
In the end it does come down to sacrifice. And one of you is going to have to make that sacrifice if you want to be together in the same spot. For instance I left my career in law behind in Australia when I moved to the States, and when I got there I had 3 months before my work visa came through. Not knowing how the hell to spend my time alone while Mike was out working to pay the bills, I started working on a new online project and created this blog.
Now the blog is my career and we travel around the world from it. Anyway reading your story makes me more positive about the future, your advice encourage me to be more optimist. Thank you so much megan. By the way , do u have any children yet? Congrats on your relationship Drashti! Being apart really does suck, but if you keep up the communication, and maintain a determination to make it work from both sides then anything is possible, and it makes the time you do spend together even more special.
I guess with myself being Cabin Crew its easier for me than most to see him more often than I would otherwise be able to. Congratulations to you both and I hope to be able to send you our wedding pics in the not to distant future :. Thanks LT : And congrats on your relationship too! Absolutely send through your wedding pics when the day does arrive : All the best to you both, and happy travels! Thank you for this. Particularly the part about the negativity.
My story is different and it is bizarre in fact. I met the love of my life when I was By the time they broke up a couple of weeks, we were just kids I was besotted with him and he felt the same. Shortly after our first date, his mother moved them away and stuck him in boarding school. Hours of texting and phonecalls later, he had become my best friend.
Much of the reason I love him to this day is that having only those methods of communication meant we left all pretences behind. Life has taken us down many roads. I moved to the otherside of the world. His life has been stunted by being stuck in a country ravaged by the gfc, meanwhile I have a great career. I go home for Xmas in 79 days and I will see him for the first time since I alternate between overwhelming excitement and fear.
And, most terrifying of all, what if it is perfect and I have to get back on a plane after 3 weeks of perfection and leave him to return to life on the otherside of the planet? The biggest piece of advice I would give is to not overthink it or try and force anything. Too many people try to control the unknown which just never works out. Oops, continued: check in and let you know the outcome. Thanks again for taking the time to respond. Great points that I look forward to applying x. Your story is admirable. I find solace in your words. My story is a bit more complex as it involves the app Tinder, which a lot of people think is just an app for people that want to hook up.
While on vacation in Dubai I turned on the app and began swiping. I wanted to enjoy sightseeing and nothing more. When I got back home in the U. I turned on the tinder app again and a guy that is from Australia but lives in Dubai had sent me messages. We started chatting and I discovered that he is just truly what I have been looking for. He has all the qualities that I have not been able to find in anyone else here where I live. I am smitten with him….
A week into chatting with him he sent me red roses and a box of chocolate for my birthday. I know he too is smitten with me because he tells me all the time. He is planning to come see me soon. Very soon. This makes me a bit nervous because we have only been chatting and sending voice notes for 11 days. Is it too soon for him to come see me? Before we make plans for him to come see me I would like to get to know him for a bit longer via whatsapp and facetime. I really do feel though, as if he could be the one for me.
He has a successful career in Dubai. All these questions make me anxious. What is your advice? If it starts to get serious THEN you can worry about making a plan, and who knows, by then he could have organized a transfer with work or you could have finished your study. This story really helps! Im currently in a LDR with my girlfriend being on the cruise liners. Im situated in South Africa and she is currently in the US region. Communication is really hard but we try and make it work. We have been together nearly 3yrs now and determined to make this work.
The negativity from other people does take a toll on your relationship but it is your mindset that makes the difference. I got some new motivation from this story and really glad for the 2 of you that made it work no matter the distance. We have been talking about tying the knot officially after she is back in Feb so we both just need to stay committed and believe in each other and make compromises for each other. Hi Mark! Congrats on possibly tying the knot!! Little things go a long way :. And that definitely applies to dealing with LDR to be with the love of your life :.
Thanks for sharing your story Tonya, I hope it all works out for you, and that he will be able to come back to the US to spend time with you soon :. Wow this is Amazing!! I met my girl for one week in Borneo…. Thanks Lisha!!
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And congratulations on finding your favorite human being! So glad to hear it worked out for you — I have no doubt your reunion in 7 weeks will be wonderful and absolutely worth the wait. All the best to you both : X. It was instant connection. We spent the weekend together and it was fabulous. He knows that during the week I can devote too much time to him because I work in corporate but he meets me for lunch and takes me to dinner. He is just the greatest man I have ever met. Treats me like a princess and makes me feel safe.
We are completely smitten with each other. Maybe this LDR can work. I have hope Megan. Do everything you can to hold onto that love : Wishing you both all the best XXX. I have a love of the same and I live in the United states and my boyfriend currently lives in hungary and travels EU.. I was wondering what you did after marrying to be able to stay in the United states?
Hi Paige : Feel free to shoot me an email to meganjerrard [at] gmail. I entered on a fiance visa and then had 90 days to get married and then after being married I believe it was 90 days to then file paperwork applying for a change of status for permanent residency and my green card. I was then allowed to stay in the States until my green card was granted and that took about 10 months. I wish my boyfriend and I can meet soon in person. Can someone help to get him here. Thanks Hanna! Hi your story is so amazing and very beautiful.
I have been in an on and off again relationship with a guy that I met online. The only reason that it has been on and off is because I will start doubting it and start feeling like there is no way that we will ever meet. I have done tons of research online and found that it is extremely hard for Africans to obtain a visa to visit the US.
I have never traveled so far before and cant think of anyone that will go with me. I am also very afraid of the very long flight so I just dont know what to do. He has become my best friend. If we didnt have the connection that we have I would not even consider having a relationship with him. He truly understands me and is a great person. We skype all the time and I really feel close to him when we do.
Any advice would really be helpful. Thank you. And if that means organization a vacation to Africa, then it sounds like a perfect excuse for a holiday! When Mike and I met for the second time we met each other in Scotland and had booked onto a group tour of the Scottish Isles. That way I figured we were in a group setting where there was less pressure on us being 1 on 1, and worst case scenario there were other people to lean on should we have not worked out. My advice would be to start planning a trip to Africa so that you can meet. This story has given me hope as I have been in a LDR for 3years, but my story is a little more complex as I have 3 grown up kids 23,21,19 and two of them are very much against my relationship as they feel that it was the reason I broke up with their father my husband of 25 years.
I live in oz and my soulmate lives in London. I was already unhappy in my marriage and chose to travel back and forth to the U. Every few months to help in the care of my dad. I guess it was a good escape from my unhappiness in Australia. It came at a time when my kids were all pretty independent and out of the house a lot and I had to face the fact that I was no longer in love with my husband. I met this amazing man in London and from day 1 we connected. We both felt such a strong connection physically, emotionally and definitely spiritually.
He was amazing with my dad and was such a support to me. So for the last three years we have been together for about a month at a time then two or three months apart. However, now my father has gone into care and I have returned to Australia to work and live. He would love to live here and plans to visit in January, then we will meet again in March asia!
I stay up until 2am to FaceTime him after work 7hour time difference is a killer and then I usually try to be free at 2pm oz time to FaceTime him when he wakes up. We have kept this up continuously but I miss his physical touch every day. We also have the visa issue, as he would love to live in Australia but would be unable to work or live permanently. I would marry him tomorrow but I still have my kids to think about. Did you ever suffer with anxiety? I often fear that something will happen to him before we get our chance to be together. I suppose this is because I am older and fear that I may not have this chance again.
I think that if your kids are now independent, yes, while you have to consider how they feel, really your biggest priority should be your own happiness. If you approach the situation right and give them space and time they will come to accept it eventually, and will hopefully realize that your happiness counts too. If marriage is a little further out because of your kids, could you potentially look at finding an employer to sponsor him here in Australia?
The biggest thing is holding onto the belief that it will work out in the end, and cherishing the phone conversations and the time that you do get to spend together while you have it now. Hey, I just read your post. He is an American. So our situation is pretty similar to yours. So after about 3 months. He will come to Korea. It was so horrible. But he was busy. I had to wait though I hate waiting. Anyway we still love each other. But if you two are meant to be, you guys can overcome anything hard.
The most important things are trust and positive thinking. If you start thinking of your relationship negatively, you can never keep it well. So think of your relationship positively in any situation. And if you love her truly, you should trust her. If you keep the two things, your love will work well! I hope so. Hope you can meet her as soon as possible. Cheer up!! Everything will be fine : Love is the strongest feeling : Gook luck!! Hi Daryl! Mike and I were in a very similar situation being in Australia and the United States, I would be going to sleep just as his day would start, and when I would wake up the sun would be setting for him.
But same kind of a deal, I called him every night after I got home from work, and often this was only for an hour or so. Ohhh you guys look so happy!! But it works well! If two love each other truly, nothing is problem : Hope you are having good days with your husband! So sweet!! Thanks Heesook! We really are : Congrats on your own relationship too. It has been hard as hell, especially this last month when we almost broke up. But reading your story settled my mind a bit : Thanks! Some of the times we were caught in limbo over our visa situation were some of the worst days!
Though there is always an end in sight, and the biggest thing that I learnt was to accept the things which were out of my control, and focus on the relationship at the stage it was at. Easier said than done!! If that makes sense. I did travel to Australia to spend a holiday with him but he has yet to come to me also. I think the best thing would be to somehow find out what he does think is romantic, or the kind of gestures he does like to receive. I think your best bet in this situation though is to figure out what he does actually think is sweet :. Wow such a great story.
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Its stressin d hell out of m3, I don knw hw we gon cope, really. All the best — think of your move as a new and exciting adventure. Me my bf online 2 years ago we finally met in madrid we kept our whatsapp skype communication then he visited me in my country after.. Nice story po. Very Inspiring i am 18 years old from philippines… and i am Hoping i can find someone like your story. Hi Meg thanks for sharing your story and LDR tips. Thanks for this post!! They bring me hope and comfort, and just prove the point that deciding to make it work is the key.
Hey megan!! I have to say u guys have become an inspiration to me…. Hi Akshansh! Wishing you both all the best -If we can make it work so can you! Hope the campaign manages to get him there! Last time I posted was roughly 4 months ago! I met my girlfriend on Omegle and we decided to meet up in Thailand, It turned out to be amazing and so from there I am actually with her again now, In THE US, I have met her family and spent a month here so far!
Wishing you both a wonderful Christmas together and a Happy new year — such a special time of the year to be spending together; so happy for you! That was the recap of out story, Anyways I am not in America with her and I have met her family parents and grand parents Infact we went on a holiday to New York all together. Its been a wonderful time and she is coming back to Australia with me to meet my family in a week! So happy for you! But a weird question roams in my mind that how would i knw the person without meeting him.. I hope it all goes well for you. Hi Ankita, so glad you have found someone too : Like Khoi though, my recommendation would be to get to know him properly before rushing into anything.
This is so encouraging! My partner and I have been together for a year after meeting in Vermont. I live in Rhode Island and he lives in Florida. Hi Skye — so happy to hear that our story has been encouraging for you : If you both love to travel, my advice would be to plan for your trips to be together. I think the biggest thing is going to be keeping your lines of communication open, and spending as much time with each other as you possibly can — your experiences over the next few years really start to shape the adult you become, so if you can share some of those experiences together through travel, I think this will help with not growing apart.
This is one of the most amazing stories! Just over a year in and just got engaged a couple months ago. Congratulations to you both! Thankyou Kayla! And congratulations on your engagement! Are you planning on coming here to Aus or is he planning on joining you in the US? We did the visa process as me heading to the States on a Fiance Visa, getting married there and then applying for a green card change of residency.
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We will be celebrating our 7th anniversary this coming January. After 7 years we are still overwhelmed by how good this is for both of us. Congratulations MG on 7 years! I feel like the fact that long distanced forced us to communicate and get to know each other on a much more intimate level than we would have had the opportunity to if we were located in the same city.
Would you please help gay distance love??? I went back to visit for New Years Eve week. It has been the most amazing experience and we are both deeply in love. So in love that now we are getting married February 7th. He is coming to the US and we are eloping in Vegas. Then at the end of February I am going to Dubai for 4 months and do school full time during the spring semester. I am currently a resident alien and can only be outside of the US no more than 6 months per year. But I have already filed my application for citizenship and have done my biometrics and just waiting for my citizenship interview date.
In a short period of time we have taken all the steps that will enable us to be together. I love my soon to be husband so much because he makes me laugh, accepts me for who I am and takes care of me like no one ever has. I am going to marry my soulmate. I am hopeful that my US citizenship will be approved so I can be with my love without restrictions. But if not, I will spend at least 6 months out of the year with him. Thanks Megan for such a wonderful blog. Hi Jan, massive congrats!!
Thanks for updating us on your LDR, such an amazing thing to have found your soul mate! Sounds like you have everything pretty well planned out and under control. Wishing you all the best in your life together, and all the best for the wedding. We stayed in Hotel 32 while in Vegas which is an exclusive two floors at the top of the Monte Carlo. Thanks for this wonderful post. It has brought me some comfort that me and my significant will push through the years.
Congratulations on your wedding Albeit, late. He recently came for a holiday and has just left and I miss him so so much :' We met whilst I was on exchange at his University at the beginning of last year so we got to spend a good half year together before half a year of separation. It sucks so much not having a solid date to look forward to before seeing him again :'.
Hi Alice, congrats on finding your guy!! Best thing you can do at this point though is to enjoy getting to know each other more intimately over Skype, video chat, Facetime etc. As ridiculously hard as it is being apart, I found that being forced to communicate over the phone at the start made us stronger because communication had to be the foundation of our relationship, and we got to know each other much better than I feel we would have if we were to have been dating normally.
I try and focus on those kind of positives and not let myself get weighed down too much in the negative feelings of missing their physical touch. Since a working visa allows me to stay for a year, each year getting it renewed and so on. Any tips at this point helps me immensely. Especially with my anxiety, lol. It really does inspire and calm many people here, having something relatable and to look up to. Hi there, although I am older than you, my mother was really hesitant about my long distance relationship.
I went to visit my boyfriend 2 times and each time I came back to the U. In the end family and friends want us to be happy. Take a couple of trips to see him. Meet him halfway in another country. I think that would give you and your family reassurance that moving there permanently is a good idea. Best of luck. This is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing.
Please post updates of your progress. I recently met someone a few days ago I practically similar manner and was curious to see online what others experiences had been! Congrats Angela on meeting someone special! Feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have in the future. Mike and I managed to pull off a happy ending — we have been married now since and traveling full time together, now settled in Australia.
Proof that it is absolutely possible to achieve happiness via long distance and have it work out in the end :. Meg, What a amazing story. We both really like each other and want to get to know each other more. Your story has given me confidence about the possibility of having a successful international relationship. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Thanks for your comment — and congrats on finding someone you click with!
Get to know each other more, and enjoy your conversations. Meet up when you can and let your relationship unfold. Great story. We finally met face to face in the UK last month where we spent a wonderful week together. I actually came here looking for help with US immigration as I will be moving there after we both visit each others families later this year. Possibly has something to do with the remoteness of WA and the expectation that everyone travels as everywhere is a long way away! Anyway congratulations on your love, marriage and great website.
Thanks Merry : and congrats! Shoot me an email at meganjerrard gmail. Reading your story gives me hope, I am dating a guy who lives in New York and I am in South Africa and we meet online, we have so much in common. We love each other so much. I now believe we can make it. Thank you!!! Hi Megan i really love reading ur love story and it makes me cry bcz i was in a long distance relationship hes american and im filipina we met in korea and i was back in the philippi es and we see each for almost 5 years a d 5 months now but soon hes coming here in the philippimes, we always talks tru a phone a d sending emails everyday i just wanna ask you about what can you say about he say about tru txt to me recently and it goes like this Babe maybe you and i will have are lade of good voyage thats what i wanted to do when i come to the phillipines that would be nice to pour our love with each other and to god.
Hi there Megan this wa really acctually my someone special say Babe maybe yo and i can go to our lade of good voyage sit and talk i would like to do that when i come to the philippines that would be nice to pour our hearts out of infront of each other and god. If he is saying that he wants to declare your love to each other before God, I would guess that does means marriage. Hi, im having problems with my family about my long distance relationship. Am i crazy? Hi Harrison, thanks for reaching out — and congrats on finding someone you love!
While negativity from your closest circles of family and friends sucks been there, totally feel you! The thing which is most important to making this work is your beliefs, and hers. Enjoy getting to know each other, have phone conversations, video chats, send letters etc etc. Your story is a beautiful one and i am happy it worked out well.
My name is kristen and I live in guyana. I am a 25 year old journalist. Almost one month ago I met a guy named Kevin from Canada who was vacationing in my country. Congrats on finding someone you click with so well!