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Planning a special weekend for an out-of-town cutie.

What would be fun things to do when a long-distance makeout buddy is visiting? (other than, uh, make out) What little things would make this special and interesting and fun? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 11, 2014 - 9 answers

Saltpeter?

I am a woman in my late 30s embarking upon an LDR. We plan to be together about half the time. After about 2 weeks of separation, I find myself going out of my head with sexual frustration. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 31, 2014 - 3 answers

Transitioning to a long distance relationship

My husband will be moving from where we live in the NYC area to Boston for work for a minimum of three to five years and I'll be staying here. I'm looking for suggestions on how to transition to a long distance relationship and then how to maintain it. Best practices, things that worked, things that didn't work, and any ideas for how to survive a difficult transition. [more inside]
posted by sciencegeek on Jun 21, 2014 - 19 answers

what to expect when your best friend is expecting?

My best friend is a few weeks out from the birth of her first child. Mom, dad, and baby are healthy and well-appointed. Everything is great! But inspired by anecdotes and first-hand experience, I am growing increasingly terrified that our friendship will necessarily falter and/or fade in light of this incalculably life-altering event. Can folks with similar experience give me a heads-up as to what can, should, or could happen next? Any tips or tricks that might help a person figure out how to offer the right combination of support and space to their new parent friends? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on May 28, 2014 - 36 answers

Can you help me understand the end of my 2.5 year relationship?

How do I move past this constant feeling of regret and sadness? I blame myself, we mutually ended a 2.5 year long term and long distance relationship (UK and Canada). I can't believe she's gone from my life, we decided to go No Contact because I read that it is the healthiest thing to do and she's just gone, I can't comprehend it. I'm [M 22], she's [F21]. This was my first relationship with anyone and her second. I'm so inexperienced and that's why I feel that I messed everything up. I keep thinking about all the happy memories we shared together, I can't get them out of my head. It feels like we came to a permanent solution to a temporary problem, it was so sudden. I guess I'm looking for validation by asking this question which is probably a bit cheap so I apologise for it. I know I should just let this all go, but it isn't easy, I've never had a break up before. I really want closure but I know that will have to come from me. [more inside]
posted by fallingleaves on May 8, 2014 - 13 answers

How can a planner and an impulse-traveler make it work better?

I'm in a long-distance relationship: my S.O. is in California, I'm on the East Coast. We've been pretty lucky with getting to meet up regularly since his job often pays for him to come out here and I've had a number of opportunities to get out there. But I'm feeling a personality clash arising from his erratic scheduling. Question clusterbomb ahoy! [more inside]
posted by psoas on Apr 22, 2014 - 18 answers

boots were not made for walkin'

What shoes should I buy for a long-distance (20-mile+ each day) walking trip? I think I would like not to get a hiking boot. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Feb 9, 2014 - 22 answers

Help me stay sane and functioning this weekend, please?

My boyfriend and I are scheduled to have a talk on Monday that may very well lead to us breaking up. How do I manage until then? [more inside]
posted by LoonyLovegood on Feb 7, 2014 - 26 answers

Selling house absentee-style...need reassurance

I got a new job in a new town that required me to relocate from central New Jersey to Northeast PA. I moved and my husband stayed in the house. Now we're living separately and we can't carry a mortgage and rent for long. How best to sell our house when we're three hours away? [more inside]
posted by Otter_Handler on Feb 1, 2014 - 15 answers

Girl of my dreams and I decided to not do long distance when shes abroad

Girl I've been dating for a few months, who is perfect for me, has left to go abroad for 10 months. We decided not to do long distance but to keep in close contact. I'm planning to visit her. I'm in this grey area where we are in an unlabeled, romantic friendship and care deeply about each other but due to distance and uncertainty of the future, we can't commit. I'm just scared we are going to lose our amazing connection and fall apart, so I need some perspective on how to keep close and be as intimate as possible in the face of this distance, and the freedom to date other people. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 3, 2014 - 15 answers

Transporting Christmas Dinner

I want to do a special day after Christmas dinner for myself and my boyfriend. The only thing is, I'll be in a car for 6-7 hours heading back from my parents' before I'll be back at my house. I'm looking for ideas for a festive meal that can be transported in a cooler for that long and will reheat well once I'm home, or be really tasty served cold. [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Dec 22, 2013 - 8 answers

Pulling the plug on my LDR, because meh?

I am become rather obsessed with the idea that I want more from a relationship and might need to end this one. Should I? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2013 - 13 answers

Brain and body not both in love, makes me feel bad

I have been dating a woman for just under six months that I met unexpectedly when visiting another city. She is almost perfect: smart,funny, sassy, intellectually stimulating, kind, attentive, independently minded, socially aware, positive, sociable, generous, emotionally strong and sensitive, likes and wants to have children, easy going and has great friends. She dresses well and is pretty, has a lovely smile and is healthful. We enjoy straightforward communication and are open and honest with each other. I am not very physically attracted to her. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2013 - 25 answers

How to deal with disappointment and sadness?

I've been involved in a long distance relationship for years. I live on one side of the country and he lives on the other. We don't see each other as often as I'd like for us to and I constantly deal with sadness and disappointment because of that. What can I do to combat these feelings? [more inside]
posted by BrianJ on Nov 27, 2013 - 18 answers

How do I break up with a partner who is going through a rough time?

My partner of several years and I are in a long-distance relationship, and I think I've come to the point where, due to a whole bunch of things (which probably mostly rely on a fundamental difference in what we want in terms of a romantic relationship), that I want out. At the same time, I do care about them, and since they are in a really rough spot, I don't want to abandon them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Across America by bicycle … in about 8 weeks!

I've always harbored an ambition to ride across the U.S., but I thought I might have to quit my job to do so. My company just implemented eight-week sabbaticals though, so maybe I won't have to! I'm considering doing it next year, and I'd like some advice from people who've done a similar trip. [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Sep 27, 2013 - 13 answers

Remote DC care package?

One of my very closest friends just broke up with her boyfriend - specifically, he broke up with her and is horrible and etc. I am in NYC, but want to send her something to make her feel better. What can I get delivered to her house locally? [more inside]
posted by quadrilaterals on Sep 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Can't be together, but can't let go despite best efforts

I've just moved to somewhere that's a 24-hour plane ride away, we have different long-term goals yet the connection we had is undeniably rare and we can't stop grieving. Help me best handle this. [more inside]
posted by kinoeye on Sep 3, 2013 - 7 answers

Housewarming gifts, long-distance edition

I want to send some thoughtful gifts long distance to a sweetheart who has just moved into a tiny new apartment. [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Sep 1, 2013 - 14 answers

Damn you, timing.

After a year of therapy, intense self-exploration, and work on myself, I've met a fantastic man. Complication: I'm moving. [more inside]
posted by sevensnowflakes on Aug 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Helping a pregnant friend from a distance.

How can I make life easier for a long distance friend who is expecting triplets? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on Aug 23, 2013 - 26 answers

Question for mature members on Relationship

Would like advice from mature members here. What is your opinion on how to move forward in my situation? Do long distance relationships work? I really like this girl a lot...but she's gone. We met, the chemistry was amazing, we both fell in love. She's a very sensitive girl. Insecure. Quiet. Shy. A very sweet, and a good girl. Shortly after, knowing her for 3 weeks, she goes back home overseas. Her and her best friend were crying when they left at the airport. But she spent almost every day of her final three weeks with me (Not her friends) She made it clear that she wants a relationship. [more inside]
posted by Nicholas Geary on Jul 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Long distance break-up

I have looked at other long-distance breakup questions, but mine has additional complications. We are semi-long distance, they have a car and I do not. In order to get to their place I take a train, they pick me up at the station, then it's a twenty minute drive from the station town through a rural area to his town. Cabs are extremely scarce and generally unwilling to travel between towns. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Jul 10, 2013 - 26 answers

How do I support a loved one with cancer, from far away?

My dad was just diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma. The prognosis is good. He begins chemotherapy (R-CHOP) in a week - 6 cycles every 3 weeks, for a total of 18 weeks. I am a 7 1/2 hour drive away, and I don't own a car. What can I do to help? [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Jul 10, 2013 - 8 answers

What's so special about long-distance train travel?

For short haul trips in the Northeast, buses and trains can sometimes be more convenient than flying. But when it's longer than four or five hours, I'll typically take the plane. For those of you who prefer trains over planes for long-distance travel, I'd love to understand the allure of the trains. What do you like about them? What's been your favorite long-distance trip?
posted by akka on Jul 8, 2013 - 44 answers

Dealing with distance when I want constant contact and he doesn't

I've been in a relationship with a guy for 6 months. When one of us is traveling, I prefer to send lots of text messages and emails throughout the day, and I want to get messages back. He dislikes written communication and would prefer to have rare, brief phone calls and just wait until we see each other in-person again. What can I do, which won't result in frustration for one of us? [more inside]
posted by cheesecake on May 28, 2013 - 28 answers

How to negotiate LDR breakup with compassion

BreakupFilter: I think it's time for me to end my LDR. I know it's going to hurt my partner, I know I can't prevent that, but I'd like to do this with as much compassion as possible. What does that look like, hive mind? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 11, 2013 - 24 answers

How can I avoid making an expensive phone call from my smartphone?

I have a cellphone (iPhone on AT&T) that will cost $0.20 per minute (perhaps more) to make a call from the United States to Canada. I'm a cheap bastard and would like to avoid this charge whilst still using my cellphone to place the call. What options are available for me to do this more cheaply? Would I buy and use a calling card (and are there issues I need to worry about with this option), or are there apps that I can run on iOS through which I can call another country more cheaply than through AT&T?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 20, 2013 - 20 answers

Long-Distance Longings ... for a Job

Several months ago, I ran across a running ad for a content strategist on the site of a very well-known digital agency in NYC. I found the ad so compelling, I haven't been able to get it out of my mind. It listed my relatively rare top-two criteria in a job as key responsibilities, and it listed an intriguing array of secondary responsibilities, which echo my own experience, as well as my long-standing desire to have a job that, in many ways, spans fields. I've studied the agency a fair amount since then, and everything I've read is positive. So I've spent the last several months honing some of my secondary skills to make myself a more attractive candidate. And I've repeatedly checked to make sure the ad is still there, and it always is. I'm now reaching a point where I need to seriously look for a job. I want it to be at this agency. How do I convince them to even talk to me? I'm two states away, and looking for a strategy (no pun intended). [more inside]
posted by Violet Blue on Mar 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Partner of 6 years kissed someone else - what next?

That's basically what I know right now. He kissed someone he's in a group with after the two of them went out to lunch. We've been together for 6 years, have been living in different states for the past year and a half; the distance was supposed to end this summer when we moved in together in a new city, but now I don't know what to think. He told me himself this morning; the kiss happened yesterday. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2013 - 24 answers

I guess I COULD walk 500 miles.

Interview in a city I don't live in-- what to do? (College graduate edition.) [more inside]
posted by stoneandstar on Feb 25, 2013 - 14 answers

Long-distance relationship or debaucherous partying?

As a 22-year-old woman with zero real relationship experience, I'm turning to AskMe in this time of indecision. One of my best friends wants to date me, and I like him, but I also want to make out with boys I might like more. Does that make me a bad person? Should I forget about the other boys? Details inside, naturally. [more inside]
posted by jouir on Feb 12, 2013 - 33 answers

Calling card for rare use to call UK and maybe Kazakhstan from US

I'm thinking my best option for staying in phone contact with my one or two overseas friends (mainly UK) might be a calling card. Can anyone recommend a specific card? [more inside]
posted by amtho on Jan 30, 2013 - 12 answers

Hitting the like button just doesn't cut it.

Hit me with your best asynchronous communication tips, games, tools & tricks. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Nov 14, 2012 - 7 answers

I cry every week and he doesn't understand why

I'm in a long-distance cross-cultural relationship with the love of my life. Unfortunately we're having communication issues that are hurting us both. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 5, 2012 - 40 answers

meeting your soulmate and not being able to have them

I've find myself in a rather precarious situation.. I met a guy last week, and fell completely head over heels..we connected on every level imaginable. ..but two HUGE problems: 1) He has a gf 2) He lives in Australia- quite possibly the farthest physical location from me While I'm normally a rational human being, I've thrown all logic out the door because I've never experienced these kind of fireworks and I've had many meaningful relationships before. It's utterly spectacular. We've written each other daily & this doesn't seem to be just a fleeting moment. Separately, he is moving to the states within the year, and plans to break up with his girlfriend. What should I do? I feel morally wrong carrying on with someone with a SO, but at the same time am not ready to unleash something so special. I actually do believe fate brought us together. thank you!
posted by surfer127 on Nov 4, 2012 - 53 answers

time, distance, jobs, a baby, or me: what's the problem?

I feel abandoned by some friends. How should I address this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Find a set of recordings based on an example

I found an audio file years ago that talked about the long-distance phone network in the USA in the 1970's. Can anyone tell me where it's from? [more inside]
posted by Wild_Eep on Oct 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Their father is dying, 6000 miles away.

My partner's father is in the early stages of death. They are in the Midwest. I'm in the Middle East. Snowflakes. [more inside]
posted by femmegrrr on Sep 15, 2012 - 6 answers

Cutting line and fishing

I broke up with my boyfriend when I moved across the country several months ago, because of the distance. Now I want to date him long-distance. Should I talk to him about it or wait it out and hopefully stop wanting to date him? Flurries inside. [more inside]
posted by momus_window on Sep 5, 2012 - 12 answers

Long-distance casual dating? Oxymoron? (Emphasis on "moron.")

How to deal with "casually dating" someone I'm head-over-heels over? He's on the other side of the world, and I miss him ridiculously. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 1, 2012 - 12 answers

My long-distance best friend is depressed and suicidal. Help me help her!

My extremely-gifted best friend halfway across the world was depressed and then recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Now she's nearly suicidal. I'm in over my head and I don't know what to do... [more inside]
posted by luciphercolors on Aug 31, 2012 - 11 answers

It didn't end the way I thought it would end.

I am terrified that I'm repeatedly sabotaging my relationships with my trust issues. Please help me get a grip or perspective. I don't know what to do. I turned 28 a month ago, and the prospect of hitting the reset button this time--I had joked before about getting old, but this was the first time I truly felt the weight of it. [more inside]
posted by blue rare on Aug 4, 2012 - 30 answers

Should I maintain radio silence?

I cut ties off with someone, and every few months she sends me an e-mail or Facebook message trying to get back in touch. Should I send her a message to tell her to stop? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 24, 2012 - 25 answers

*BEEP*---*BOOP*---*I LOVE YOU*---*BEEP*

What can I do to make my geographically-distant fiancee feel more emotionally close to me? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jul 21, 2012 - 16 answers

How can I make sure I am ready for a 200km bike ride?

What do I need to prepare for an approximately 200km bike ride? [more inside]
posted by chrillsicka on Jun 20, 2012 - 7 answers

Seeing a guy who is moving at the end of summer. Had sex on first date. Should I continue things or terminate entirely?

The quick and dirty: I'm seeing a guy. We slept on the first date, he brought up dating exclusively and we were both in earnest, mutual agreement that neither of us were looking for a FWB type of deal. Caveat: He's moving at the end of the summer. How best to proceed? Details behind the cut to fill in the blanks... [more inside]
posted by chloe.gelsomino on May 24, 2012 - 22 answers

Sending love.

What are some sweet gestures of support for my stressed out long distance sweetie? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

How to best support a long-distance not-boyfriend who is dealing with PTSD?

How can I be a (romantic?) long-distance friend to someone with PTSD? [more inside]
posted by manicure12 on Apr 22, 2012 - 4 answers

How can I stop being overly emotional and just learn to trust again?

I'm still dealing with the aftermath of infidelity and would like some advice. [more inside]
posted by zinful on Apr 18, 2012 - 45 answers

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