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How to Remove Rose-colored Glasses in Long-distance Relationships

We all love to fantasize. We love to make a perfect picture of our life, whether financially, socially or romantically. These fantasies further tend to increase when we establish a new relationship, and, if it is a long-distance relationship, these fantasies just grow beyond limits. We start believing that all our dreams are going to […]

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How to End a Long-distance Relationship

This week, I shared how to end an unhealthy long-distance relationship on Lessons from the End of a Marriage. No matter how hard you try, sometimes it’s best to end a long-distance relationship. Whether you’re dating the type of guy who will just never succeed in a long-distance relationship or you’ve started to notice the telltale signs […]

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How I Let Go of Fear and Started a Long-distance Relationship

As a college student who’s already studied abroad once — in London during the fall of 2014 — I didn’t think that my second semester abroad in Italy would be much different. I assumed that there would be a lot of gelato and pizza with a few weekend trips to different European destinations. I didn’t […]

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5 Ways to Stay Positive Despite the Distance

This week, I shared five ways to stay positive despite the distance on Travel Pray Love. It is so easy to get lost in the negative of long-distance relationships: feeling alone all of the time, missing each other, dealing with jealousy, friends and family who just don’t understand. But there are so many positives about long-distance […]

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How to Survive a Long-distance Relationship: A Guide for New Couples

Starting a new relationship is always exciting. Love is definitely in the air, and both of you are feeling the butterflies. But what if there’s distance involved between the two of you? Being in a long-distance relationship for more than three years now (and still going strong!), I remember the earlier days of my own relationship. […]

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Three Tips for How to Make a Long-distance Relationship Work

Being in a relationship is hard. Being in a long-distance relationship is even harder. You can read all the tips and tricks you want, but I truly believe that it boils down to three simple but crucial things that, if done right by both partners, can create a beautiful love — no matter the distance. […]

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What I’ve Learned From Being a Navy Girlfriend

Being in a relationship with someone in the military is one of the hardest yet most rewarding things I have ever done. Yes, there are a lot of hurdles to overcome, and yes, there are a lot of times where I’m alone, but I’ve come to learn so much from being in this kind of […]

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Seven Summer Date Ideas for Couples in Long-distance Relationships

Summer is just around the corner, so if you are one of the lucky ones who gets to visit your long-distance lover this summer, I am going to give you a few summer date ideas for couples in long-distance relationship so you can update your summer dating repertoire. But first and foremost I would love to […]

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Running Out the Emptiness During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Being in a long-distance relationship is like having a huge crack in your heart all the time. The feeling of missing someone never really goes away. It’s there to remind you of the distance day and night. Sometimes yearning gets even so intense that all you want to do is cry and drown in your […]

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Coping With Sadness When You’re in a Long-distance Relationship

Every May since 1949, the United States observes Mental Health Awareness Month. This year’s theme is Life with a Mental Illness. 1 in 5 Americans will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime, and every American is affected or impacted through their friends and family and can do something to help others. People […]

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