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my boyfriend of almost a year has recently moved about 40 minutes away, i go to see him often, and he comes here sometimes too. he has family living near me, so i do see him fairly often, but this is still hard. i have read posts on here about long distance relationships, but what about when it isnt that far away, im jsut used to closer? what can i do to help this...i feel so lonely and far from him. it is sad because we have to do thing si am of age to do, while he is 20, so he can go to clubs, but i cant.
i jsut want some suggestions.

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Long distance relationships can be really hard ... especially when yo'ure not used to it.

Keep in mind tho, as you said, 40mins is NOT that far away

My bf and i used to talk on the phone a lot, and that way we wouldn't feel so far apart all the time. Or sending emails and talking on ICQ or MSN msger would help pass the time. Spending time alone when you're together also helps, as the time you two have together is limited anyway.

And keep the lines of communication open! Make sure you're not blaming him (or make sure he doesn't feel blamed) for this and talk about what you plan on doing when you are together.

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Oh gosh! I hate long distance!!! I used to be with my bf everyday over the summer. Now that we go to school in other states its hard. I am an hr away. Yea I know its not all that much, but yes it sucks! I talk to my bf EVERY night. And he emails me in the morning, when I see him on wkends, we spend all of our time together. I think it made him realise how good we are for each other. If its meant to be it will work out good luck!
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see i have flip side of the coin from you i think....
my bf and are i aren't what i wuld call "long-distance" we both live in the same city.
but... it takes us an hour and half to see each other. it takes a while. yeah for travel time!
we talk a lot, like msn and icq and on the phone. our major thing is that you have to remember that there's another person to look out for, and you have to maximize teh time taht you can be together.

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