Hello! My name is Laura & my partner’s name is Kirk. I live in Canada & my partner lives in America. There are 1696 miles of distance between us and this is our story.
How We Met
My boyfriend and I met on an online video game. Yeah, you see it coming; that was on World of Warcraft! I got invited into the same guild that he was in by a friend, and the more we talked, the more we liked each other. So one day, we decided to actually be able to see each other and started to talk on Skype.
It’s been since we met in real life that we made if official, which was on January 10th, 2014. It’s brand new you’ll say, but I can’t even find the words to describe my feelings for my man. There’s a strong connection between us two, and a strong love. It’s wonderful how an online video game can bring people together!
How The Distance Has Shaped Our Relationship
Being in a long distance relationship is hard for us sometimes. There’s tears and sad faces, but there’s also lots of smiles and laughs, and this is what I’d like to focus on.
Being in a long distance relationship involves honesty and, to me, means even more than a 3-blocks-away relationship (don’t get me wrong here) because you just have to trust each other on what’s going on 1696 miles away. If you don’t have trust, then there’s no reason this relationship should be. But there is trust. And the distance is making us stronger. It’s gonna be hard, but it’s gonna be worth it.
The Obstacles We Face Being Long Distance
On my side, the hardest part is not being able to hold Kirk in my arms, and not waking up next to him.
To try to forget this situation, we send a lot of text messages to each other, we Skype as much as we can, and we talk on the phone sometimes (makes us feel we live closer than we actually do) and, of course, we play WoW together. And I fly there as well!
He could come here, but the cold weather we had so far in Canada is not really encouraging, so I prefer hanging out under the palm trees for now!
What We Love About Being LDR
I’d say the things I love the most about this relationship is simply the way we express our feelings to each other. It’s so natural and simple, even if it’s through a screen, or technology.
Some people tell me it’s not real or anything, and I hate it. Who are they to tell me what’s better for me? If I found love over World of Warcraft, I found love over World of Warcraft. As simple as that. We talk about everything, and that’s what I love. I could almost say Kirk is just like me if I was a guy.
Our Advice To Other LDR Couples
Never give up. I’m not gonna lie to anyone, it’s hard. But it’s worth it. The distance is just something, in our case, that is temporary. Some days are going to be harder than others, and you need to express the way you feel to your love one.
Don’t ever be shy to tell how you feel about a situation, even if it’s everyday stuff. That’s what is gonna make your relationship stronger.
Just think about the day you’re gonna see each other again, and how you are going to feel at that exact moment. This is what is helping Kirk and I going on. We think about all the wonderful moments we spent together. Don’t be sad about the distance, you’re going to hurt yourself, and it’s not worth it. The love you have for each other is worth it.
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