This couple faces new challenges during their long-distance relationship in COVID. Read about Anckie’s pregnancy and tips on how to cope with the hardship.
…to keep me from Skypin’ with you, babe.
They send us their stories and we send them to you.
Among thousands of others in similar situations, we (Mia and Filip) are continents away from each other: one in Pancevo, Serbia and one in Oregon, USA. Mia went home to visit family and friends, but after 2 months we made plans to meet up in April. When the world collapsed, that didn’t happen.
Long-distance is the new norm in Corona times.
Now, almost everyone is in some sort of far-away relationship. We are gathering stories from those who share their ups and downs and everything in between, while they connect with the ones they love in quarantine.
The day count grows longer and longer.
Not knowing when you’ll see your partner again sucks.
On the bright side, letter-writing and pigeon messages are not the only option anymore. We’re all coming up with creative ways to connect virtually. In our own ways, we’re flipping off this virus and supporting each other online, despite the looming uncertainty.
Everyone in the world is worried right now.
When will I go back to work? Will I get sick?
When can I take life back into my own hands?
So here’s to the lonely, the at-risk, the loved, and the un-loved. Here are some brave stories to remind you that humans who love and care for each other blast through chaos and despair.
Take that, COVID-19.
After four years of practice, Mariana and Adrián know how to make a long-distance relationship work.
“I skipped the work drinks, found a quiet corner, and called Eric to ask if he would be my boyfriend.”
He went home to take care of his parents but left her a small gift at the airport.
They’ve been in a long-distance relationship for 3 years. After such a long time apart, Mylynh has come up with some killer long-distance date ideas.
Their long distance just got longer. Even though it’s hard, they’re not just surviving the distance but exploring what their long-distance relationship teaches them.
They’ve seen each other once a year since 2018 and this year’s visit is canceled.
First Whatsapp, then Skype. Michael moved from Texas to Hungary to close the distance. Then Corona happened. Now they’re in separate cities, back where they started.
Edwina and Sol have been apart for 3 months during Corona. They get through the hardship of a long-distance relationship by showing love in clever ways.
A long-distance relationship story that includes conflict with parents, challenges the caste system, and has endured many years apart. How they’ve persevered is inspiring.
On top of the stress of a long-distance relationship, they’re dealing with unexpected legal issues with Anja leaving the country to work. Their baby keeps them strong.
Since Valérie and Amanda have unique perspectives on how they developed their long-distance relationship, they detail their impressions here.
After living apart for 3 years, they’re an example of long-distance relationship success. They moved in together in Perth, but are now separated again.
They’re waiting out the quarantine by reading together and making plans to live in Munich after it’s all over.
They discovered long-distance relationship hacks after meeting in Paris and living apart for two years. Their new challenge is there’s no end in sight.
They haven’t seen each other in person since February 24th but here’s a glance at some of their online communications since then.
They bonded during their first “German lesson.” Ivana’s trip to Cologne was canceled, but they’re not giving up.
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After a painful process to get her visa for the UK, Dani’s flights to visit Ben were canceled. They’re staying positive and keeping a healthy sense of humor.
Since quarantine, they’ve watched two planned trips get canceled and aren’t sure when they’ll see each other again.
Not only separated by distance, Krista is expecting a baby in 3 months. They’re hoping Anda can make it to the Netherlands for the birth of their son.
After like at first sight, and love shortly after that, Sandra and Stefan visited back and forth between Macedonia and Serbia. They still have creative dates, despite the separation.
Valeria wasn’t expecting to start a lasting relationship on her 2-week trip to Istanbul, but then she met Ozan. They’ve been meeting up, but now that’s on hold.
Ruth and Eric recently started dating after many years of friendship. They were road-tripping through Mexico and North America when Ruth had to go back to the UK.
They were together in DC for 6 months, then continued their relationship long-distance. Now, they’re unsure when they’ll see each other again.
Betty and her boyfriend were in a long-distance relationship for 6 years (meeting to travel often), up until last year when they moved in together in Spain.
They met in Ireland, formed a long-distance relationship, then re-met to travel together, only to separate once again.