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19 Struggles Of Being In An International Long-Distance Relationship

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The BuzzFeed Community recently asked its followers to describe the hardest part about being in an international long-distance relationship. Here are some of their responses.

3. You see other couples kissing, holding hands, and generally enjoying each other’s IRL presence, knowing that you still have another 181 days before you can do those things, too.

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4. You are all too familiar with the double-edged sword that is Skype: Hearing the person’s voice and seeing them makes you long for them even more.

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8. You get jealous, but not the kind most people would expect.

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“It’s not even out of a fear of infidelity, but I can’t help but be jealous of someone who gets to physically be in his presence when I’d do anything to have those moments to spend with him.” Submitted by kernst333 (Facebook)

9. You just have plain old "Hard Days."

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"Being alone on stressful days is a killer. All you want is a hug and all you can get is an hour or so on Skype. I hate the Atlantic Ocean so much." Submitted by Amber Nicole Bettis (Facebook)

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12. You also have to answer the dreaded "What are you going to do?" question.

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"I don't get it, when you start any relationship you don't know how its going to end, why is mandatory for me to have every bit of my life planned out from the get go?" Submitted by Marcia Monteiro (Facebook)

13. You have to acknowledge passport privilege when it comes to who visits whom.

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"My citizenship here means not only that I have the freedom to travel, but the privilege of employment, and at a somewhat livable wage. These kinds of privileges make things unbalanced when it comes to working together to be together." Submitted by Eva Miranda (Facebook)

14. You have to carefully word your response to customs when they ask why you are entering the country.

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Just flash the puppy dog eyes and tell them you're coming to "see a friend." Submitted by Valérie Ariane Foulem (Facebook)

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18. You must also confront the unavoidable and ironic fear that after all the work that goes into adjusting to distance, you will not be able to handle the constant closeness when you do finally live in the same place.

19. But all of these are justified when you realize why you are doing this in the first place.

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"Whether it be fate or sheer luck, you know that you need to make this relationship work because they're just the most amazing person to every [sic] come into your life." Submitted by Alison Dudu (Facebook)

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