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    The Cost of a Long Distance Relationship (And How to Afford It)

    1. Gwen @ Fiery Millennials

      April 17th, 2017 at 11:57 am

      I feel like you’re me! I dated a guy that lived in the Netherlands. Getting a local guide around Amsterdam was awesome (and he even took a picture of me in the very same spot as you!). Our relationship was different, though, because he lived over there and flew to the US often for business. I would pay to go visit him, and he would cover expenses while out as he was on his company’s dime. That was a fun time…… but I’m looking closer to home this time around for the next guy. Much easier that way!

    2. Stefanie

      April 17th, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      hah, nice to have an excuse to fly out to Amsterdam, but that could certainly get expensive. My bfs were always on tour, so visiting them would get super tricky because they’d be moving every couple of days to a new city and I couldn’t always take transit with them. So on this particular trip for example, I flew into Hamburg, then had to get myself to Groningen and then Amsterdam.

      Thank goodness for video chats though. I remember when it was all just IM in between visits;)

    3. Chonce

      April 17th, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      While I’m grateful I’ve never had to experience long-distance, I’m so glad you were able to work it out! Plus, who doesn’t love travel hacking?

    4. Stefanie

      April 17th, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      haha, true, it taught me how to travel hack, so I’m grateful for that!

    5. giulia

      April 18th, 2017 at 5:37 am

      Long distance relation is good and bad at the same time, but I must to admit I learnt a lot from these kind of relation…however you’ve done a perfect description of situation:D

    6. Nikki

      October 1st, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      I need your advice on ldr finances. Me and my ldr boyfriend lives in two separate states. We both have been together for almost a year and met online. I’ve seen him twice in our relationship. One week the first time at my city and two weeks the second time at his city. He graduates in two years, while I have 4 more years left. We’re both college students that are tight on money. He can’t afford to see me often and I can’t because I’m not working and choosing to study full time. I live with my mom and he lives with roommates. I was thinking of working but my mom won’t let me and I want to avoid problems with her. He works part time but has a lot of bills to pay and his parents don’t give him much money for food but pays his tuition. How do I make this financial situation better? I would very much appreciate your advice.

    7. George

      September 4th, 2018 at 12:13 am

      Thank God for airlines travel rewards and other hacks that make long distance relationships easier. Otherwise, some would never succeed due to financial constraints.

    8. Richard

      December 4th, 2018 at 5:48 am

      Yeah it’s better way that we save money through these methods to afford our long-term relationships and also become able to afford long distance. And I think It’s good approach that if we can start shop everything via online sites with discount coupons because we can save much money through this I have also purchased everything with discount and save my money.

    9. Stefanie

      December 5th, 2018 at 5:39 pm

      Exactly. It’s important to save money where you can when you are long distance.

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