i know there's a strand in relationships about this, but i thought that it might make a good support group subject, as being in a long distance relationship can be extremely difficult at times, and it's often hard to find other people who can really relate to the problems which are specifically linked to being a long way away from your significant other. when you can't see eachother every week, or month, or even every several months (or however long) you find that the distance tends to magnify every little thing. when your boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't call you back once or twice when you live in the same town, it's not such a big deal, but when that's the only contact you'll have with them for a while it becomes an entirely different matter.
i know that personally, while i draw great joy and satisfaction from my long distance relationship, as i love my boyfriend sooo much and most importantly he is one of my best friends, there are days when i'm overcome by depression because i miss him so much. sometimes it litterally aches. and there are times when i feel as if i NEED to hear his voice, but because of the time difference he isn't around for me to call, and i can get really mopey and feel all hopeless as if i will never speak to him ever again.
does anybody else experience any similar (or completely different) difficulties in their LDR? i'm just interested to hear about other people's experiences in this situation, or to hear how others cope with the rough bits.
my boyfriend lives an hour and a half from me, meaning i cant see him on a daily, or sometimes even a weekendly basis...im only 15, hes 16, and our parents have been good about trying to get us together, but its not easy..we've been going out about 2 months now, and i really like him..but i know what u mean when u say u miss the guy...im also being treated for depression (meds and counselling), dealing with parental pressures surrounding school, and just generally not doing that great. just thought i wud leave a post...and one of my main problems is, christmas is coming...i dont see my boyfriend every day and havnt known him that long, and have NO idea what to get fr him..help?
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