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Cost of Long-Distance Relationship

Is Long-Distance Love Worth the Money?

I was watching Suze Orman on TV the other day, and a girl called in to ask if her long-distance relationship is worth the cost as she's a struggling senior in college living with her parents. Suze told her that she did not approve of it as the girl admitted that she didn't know if she were going to marry the guy.

I'm a big advocate of long-distance relationships, because sometimes the right fit for you doesn't always live in your city. I admit, the travel fees do add up, and the distance strain on the relationship can be tough, but if you have an end goal to end up in the same place, it might just be worth it. It's hard to put a price on love, so I would like hear from you, is a LDR worth your bucks?

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lynnypoo lynnypoo 6 years
My boyfriend is a 13 hour plane ride away - we've been keeping this up for over 3 years now. We're currently in the process of moving someplace where we can be together. My phone bills are astronomical, and while I wouldn't wish this (i.e. LDR) on anyone, it can pay off if both individuals share the same goals, and trust each other. That being said, it helps A LOT having a job, for obvious reasons. Thank goodness there's Facetime now :)
Rjs-baby-girl Rjs-baby-girl 6 years
My husband and I met online and were a 6.5 hours plane ride away from each other. We tried to take a break after we fell in love to see if we could not be together and go on with our lives, but that couldn't be done from both parts. So we did the long-distance thing for 1 year and a half (took a while to decide who would move where as there were lots of pros and cons for both places and we didn't really mind who was moving), got married and I moved to California. I don't regret one second the time and money I invested in our relationship, and moving here is such a great life experience for me. LDR are one of the hardest thing ever, though, I don't know if I could do it over again.
noonehere noonehere 6 years
Only if the guy is a "brave/adventurous" one who will be able to do whatever needs to be done so that you can finally be together in the same place one day!
LeiraElle LeiraElle 6 years
I've been in a long distance relationship for two years (we've been together almost seven). Its totally worth it for the right person. But if I wasn't sure he was "the one", I don't see why you'd put in the money and effort.
amber512 amber512 6 years
While I do believe that you don't choose who you're going to fall in love with, I'd also have to consider my money situation.
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