A strong emotional commitment to another who is far away and often beyond physical access most of the time.

This is something that requires a great deal of maturity and emotion. It is only ever effective in the case of lofty strong loving relationships. In many many cases people can be far too simple minded or immature to benefit from a long distance relationship. If some one is more interested in intimate physical contact with others than they are in emotional bonding than they should not and will not function in a long distance relationship. But if both partners are very serious about each other for reasons beyond physical it can be very worth it because in that situation, one may find it impossible to be satisfied with a replacement relationship.
Bub: Bob, why the hell are you in a long distance relationship with her?
Bob: Because I love her...
Bub: That's so lame. There's so many hot girls here and you can't do anything about it.
Bob: I care about a lot more than that.
Bub: Whatever... you candy ass.
by rainman002 September 14, 2009
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A long distance relationship requires strong bonds and truthfullness as well as honesty. It requires two people who truely heart *Second Deffinition* or love each other. There are many levels of "Long Distance Relationships" ranging from hours away to states away or even countries away.
Gates: Hey How are you in that one girl
Phillip: We're doing great our long distance relationship is working out fine
Gates: Thats great man
by Jonathan Drake April 03, 2007
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Theoretical construct to continue having sex with someone who is hot but lives far away and is not worth moving for, but is worth visiting from time to time for a change from all the regular sex you are getting.
Dude 1: I heard Stacey moved away to go to university, sucks for you.

Dude 2: Psh I just told her we'd have a long distance relationship.

Dude 1: I like your style.
by Mr. Cardboard November 08, 2011
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Something that mostly happens to teens( and adults) that involves in making an emotional connection that lives a great distance away from them. These situations usually end in tragedy but they also end in a happy ending( this rarely happens)
Chad: " yo you know i'm in a relationship"

john: " you know that long distance relationship don't last right?"

Chad: " shut the fuck up i'm lonely"
by sad_boy_hours September 28, 2018
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A relationship that is over distance. Although you two are very far apart and don't get to see each other often you talk every single day. This relationship can be very hard but it proves you love each other if you can still be together over distance.
They have a long distance relationship...so they don't get to see each other often.
by XxUnkownxX July 09, 2016
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Having a relationship, even though it is long-distance. You may not get to see eachother at all. It takes alot of time, energy and money, but it's sometimes worth it.
Me: Are you still with Ashley?
Him: Yeah, we're trying to make our long-distance relationship work.
by allymcmally25 September 25, 2004
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They are absolute hell. You love your partner so much although you can’t be with them as much as you want to. You lay awake at night thinking of them and how much you wish you could be together. All the terrible things aside this kind of relationship is strong and shows that you can love without physically being together.
Me and my boyfriend are in a Long Distance Relationship and I miss him so much.
by OOOOOMMMMMMMGGGGGGGGG January 18, 2019
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