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Poll: Have You Moved or Would You Move for Love?

In the recent article, "Moving for Love: The Modern Relationship Milestone," the author asserts that: "With employment prospects for twentysomethings in short supply and more couples delaying marriage, people are facing [the dilemma of moving for a partner] at a younger age, usually before they’ve made a legal commitment to one another. In fact, the [...]

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10 Signs You’re Ready to Move for Love

One of the most frequently-asked questions I receive as an advice columnist is some variation of: Should I move for love? And as someone who DID move for love after being in a long-distance relationship for a year and a half, I have some ideas on the subject. Obviously, if you're in an LDR, one [...]

in Lists, Long Distance Relationships
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I love your columns about long distance relationships, and had a question of my own: in an LDR, who should be the one to move? My boyfriend and I have known each other for close to two years, and we have been dating a year next month. We have seriously discussed moving closer to each [...]

in Columns, Long Distance Relationships
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From the forums: I'm in my mid-20s and met my long distance boyfriend a few years ago in his home country in Europe when I was studying abroad as a college student. I’ve never fallen as hard as I did for him — he is sweet, hilarious, cultured, and also loves me so, so much. [...]

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Updates: “Overwhelmed in a LDR” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Overwhelmed in a LDR" who quickly began a LDR with a European man she met while he was visiting the [...]

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Are Long Distance Relationships Deeper?

Good news for those of you in or about to begin long distance relationships: a new study suggests that couples who live far away from each other may have deeper, closer relationships than those who don't. Researchers asked 63 heterosexual couples, mostly college students around 21, half of whom lived together, and half who had [...]

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In a feature I call “Your Turn,” in which you, the readers, get to answer the question, I’m presenting the following letter without commentary from me: I am in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend. In fact, I am in another country. We have only been together for three months, and just last week his [...]

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Updates: “Lost My LDR” Responds

It’s time again for “Dear Wendy Updates,” a feature where people I’ve given advice to in the past let us know whether they followed the advice and how they’re doing now. Today, we hear from "Lost My LDR" who was suspicious that his long distance girlfriend was spending so much time with a man 30 [...]

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“Was it a Mistake To Start Dating Long Distance?”

I have a guy best friend whom I've been friends with for the past year. We're really close and talk all the time, and tell each other everything. This semester I came to Australia for an exchange program through the university and that's when I realized that I may have fallen for him and that [...]

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“We’ve Lost that Lovey-Dovey Feeling”

I met my fiancé when he visited the states from Europe with a mutual friend. We fell in love fast and started a LDR with visits to see each other three times a year. He proposed before I graduated college and we've been engaged for 10 months. If everything goes according to plan, he is [...]

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8 Things You Need to Do Before You Move For Love

Over six years ago, I met Drew, my now-husband, on a blind date while I was visiting New York for the weekend. I lived in Chicago, and a year and a half after we met I decided to leave my friends and home in Chicago and close the gap in our long distance relationship. This [...]

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For more advice, tips, and columns about long distance love, check out: 8 Things You Need to Do Before You Move For Love 8 Tips For Transitioning From a Long Distance Relationship to Living Nearby 15 Tips for Surviving a Long Distance Relationship “Is it too Soon to Start a Long Distance Relationship?” “I Want [...]

in Columns, Long Distance Relationships
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After graduating from university more than seven years ago I moved almost immediately to a foreign country eight time zones away from my parents. I have no family here and knew only a handful of people at the time of my move. Needless to say, it has been extremely difficult to be so far from [...]

in Columns, Long Distance Relationships
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I met a great guy about six weeks ago and we began dating, exclusively, immediately. He's 31 and I'm 25. Just when things couldn't be going any better, I found out he will be headed overseas in February for work. He will be gone for about six months, possibly longer. For various reasons, it would [...]

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Guest columnists and contributors are generously sharing their talents and insights while I'm taking some time to care for my new baby. Today's post comes from Meredith Cox who lives and works in Shanghai, China. If you're a regular reader of Dear Wendy — or any advice column — you know that the topic of [...]

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