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Dear Poll: Does Your Best Friend Live Nearby?

Long-distance relationships are tough, but so are long-distance friendships! If you're lucky enough to have your best friend living in the same town, you probably get to see her pretty regularly. But it can be tough — and potentially expensive — when BFFs live halfway across the country or world. What's your situation?


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RaCheer RaCheer 9 years
I live in Florida and my best friend got married and moved to Toronto, Canada! We've been best friends for about 7 years but now only get to see each other maybe once a year due to work and expensive airfare! :(
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
Yes, a 20 mins. subway ride.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
I'm married to my best friend so he's never far away.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
My best friend is my boyfriend, but my other two closest friends are my cousin, who studies in Bremen, Germany now and a guy who was my "classmate" for 11 years (secondary and high school and college). He studies in London now. I study in Zürich, Switzerland. We keep in touch over Jabber and meet occasionally in our home city.
kayla74 kayla74 9 years
My best friends are all far from me. I live in Texas, one lives in Los Angeles and one in Portland. My best friend of over 13 years is in the Peace Corps in Zambia (yes, Africa) for another 10 months. It's been horrible without her being just a phone call away!
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 9 years
First I lived in London, so I was the one who had moved far away from my best friends, but when I returned to San Francisco, 2 of my very best friends moved from SF to Seattle! It also just so happens that my best friend from Uni in London is also from Seattle! If I moved up there I'd have 3 of my besties all in one city, but I just can't bring myself to leave my hometown and family after being away for 4 years. . .
DarlingDA DarlingDA 9 years
We live in the same state, but since it's Nevada, we're nine hours apart. I miss her, we try to talk on the phone and email each other but I wish she lived closer.
swwonder swwonder 9 years
Other, when I'm home she's a half hour walk from me. But when we are at Uni it's about a 4+ hour train journey.
arbywhopper arbywhopper 9 years
mine lives in Washington state, and I'm in Ohio. i've seen her 1 time in the past year. :( i miss her!!
LOVErickii LOVErickii 9 years
we all live around 10-20minutes away depending on whose place you want to go to.... but since we're all in uni right now our free time always seems to clash and assessments/exams take time away too so we see each other probably once a week but we gmail alot
nopenope nopenope 9 years
I live in the SF Bay Area and my two best friends are hours away; one in Chicago (cousin) and one near Los Angeles (boyfriend, finishing school). I liked it better when in elementary school my best friends lived down the block. It'll be great when my boyfriend graduates later this year and we can go back to living together, which was how we were before. And my cousin wants to move out here eventually, so that'll hopefully be settled, haha.
lizlee89 lizlee89 9 years
other than my boyfriend, my other best friend lives in Sacramento, about 5 hours away. so while I see her aat Christmas somethimes or maybe during the summer, we really don't get to see each other as often as we would like, which is so sad because we have known each other since the first grade and went to school together until high school...
ahgerly ahgerly 9 years bf lives in taiwan...i am living in pittsburg
grys grys 9 years
my BFF lives like 5 min from my home so that's good we see each other almost every day and hang out all the weekends or have sleep over, I'm so lucky, but some good friends are in other states and other countries to so yeah i do have long distance relationship with some of them and is hard to keep in each other life's
Meike Meike 9 years
Plane ride away.
MissE-816 MissE-816 9 years
My best friend and I live about 1 minute away from each other. We've known each other since we were 8 years old (we're 20 now)!
merie33 merie33 9 years
My bff lives allllll the way in florida, and I'm in ct!!! She and her mom moved after we graduated high school, and we get to see each other like twice a year, which sucks!!! I'm trying to convince her to come back home!
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
Going away to college changed a lot of things for me. One of my closest friends I've made this year lives in Las Vegas and I'm a Long Island girl so there's a pretty big distance. We talk on AIM all the time and we're always on each others' myspaces and Facebooks. Our extended group of friends are going to take a trip to Vegas sometime next year and party it up! My other really close friend from college lives in Westchester so she isn't that far away. We still call each other and again with the Facebooks. We're going to live in an apartment together next year so we're very close. When I was much younger though, my best friends did live nearby. But things change the older you get... My friends and I really keep in contact well, we just all love and miss each other :) The only thing we miss about being in school is not seeing each other everyday!
Linny Linny 9 years
my bests are all over. one is currently in the mid-east and thinking about going to japan to live for a while. the closest good friend i have lives about 8 hours away. my sister lives 13 hours away and she is my best friend. other good friends live 12-14 hours away as well. i feel alone now. boo.
JanetG0307 JanetG0307 9 years
my best friend lives across the country, but i'm moving in a month to live closer to her! i can't wait! i need to see my best friend!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 9 years
I'm married to my best friend.
Lyv Lyv 9 years
They all live in town, thank goodness. I used to have a BFF that moved away, but one summer I went to visit her for like 10 days and I had some issues with her mom, cause she was being a royal bxtch, and after I came home she never spoke to me again. 'Tever.
ashleebee ashleebee 9 years
My best friend is actually a guy I met in high school! We were separated when he went out of state for college and I stayed close to home, but we've done everything we can to remain close. We see each other every time he comes home and every time I travel to his area (I'm lucky enough that my husband's favorite baseball team is based in the same city, so we go there several weekends out of the year!) And there's always phone and email. We've made it work for the past 10 years. My very best girlfriend lives just a few streets away from me, so I'm lucky in that aspect too.
Random2 Random2 9 years
Technically, my best friend is my boyfriend, but my best girlfriend lives in the same town I do and we go to university together.
emalove emalove 9 years
I have a few best friends and they are all within an hour's drive to me. One of them lives five minutes from me, though. Love that!
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