25 Long Distance Relationship Memes & GIFs Reminding Us The Struggle Is Real!

Being in a Long Distance Relationship is a testing time. You'll experience the highest highs and the lowest lows, sometimes even within the same Skype call with your partner. 

But we all know in the end that it's f#@king worth it! 

Our relationships are quite different to the norm and rather than shying away from the struggles we face, it's time to have a chuckle and embrace them with the long distance relationship memes and GIFs we've collected. 

Enjoy!

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When your partner travels half way across the world to see you, then jet lag sets in...

long distance relationship memes

​"Hey how about we go and......."

When your partner travels half way across the world to see you, then jet lag sets in... #ldrstruggles

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Watching yourself in the corner on Skype rather than looking at your partner!

looking at yourself on a skype call

Every.time.

After being apart for some time, there are things that may need a bit of attention.

shave all the things

Reddit: u/B-rod08

​Shave all the things!

Your partner is about to arrive and that time of the month decides to join the party.

on your period when boyfriend arrives

​"Why God... WHHHHYYYYYY"

The roller coaster of emotions. You're so happy being in a relationship but also sad when you think about the distance.

​Ralph feels your pain...

Watching the romantic part of a movie and the feels set in...

feelings when watching a romantic movie

YouTube: SimplyEntertainment

F@$K Lady and the Tramp! (Nahhhh still love it...)

Being on your own when it feels like all your friends are with their partners...

alone in a long distance relationship

"It's ok... no truly I'll be ok."

When you're out in public and see a loved up couple strolling by...

jealous seeing couple walk by

*secretly happy for them*

The feeling you get seeing a loved up couple walk by (but are secretly happy for them) #ldrstruggles

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Hormones will make you do just about anything...

hormones in a long distance relationship

Vine: Christian Delgrosso

Distance sucks. If we could change it, we'd do it in a heartbeat.

How we wish we could sleep...

otters holding hands when sleeping

Otters have it made.

How it feels when you just want to grab your partner but alas... distance

barriers

"What sorcery is this!?" 

When your wifi decides to have a fit in the middle of a Skype date...

bad wifi connection and having a fit

Rage face.

When your WIFI decides to have a fit in the middle of a @Skype date #ldrstruggles

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When you hear the rumors that the NSA has been collecting Skype data for years...

nsa looking at skype data

We'll let that sink in for a second.

You really start to hate the rain...

being unhappy when it rains

Hurray indeed...

You've got amazing news and you're just sitting there waiting for your partner to wake up.

waiting for your ldr partner to wake up

Because timezones...

Visiting your partner who lives on campus.

partners small bed at college

Reddit: probablywallaby

I'll just put my stuff nowhere...

Starting to realise all you talk to your friends about is your partner...

eyes rolling

"I swear they're real!"

When you start to realise all you talk to your friends about is your partner "I swear they're real!" #ldrstruggles

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Your friends think they know how you feel when their partner is away for a couple of days.

surprised

But we still support them no matter what!

The feeling that friends and family think what you have with your partner isn't sustainable.

support from friends

"Good luck with that!"

What a long distance relationship feels like most of the time...

missing your ldr partner when sleeping

The unfortunate reality.

But at least your laptop keeps you warm at night.

laptop keeping you warm in bed

Dami Lee: Tumblr

So many nights it's not even funny.

You wish it was your partner but it's your laptop keeping you warm at night #ldrstruggles

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Having to take FaceTime screenshots rather than real photos together...

ldr couples photo screenshot

flickr: velcr0

But they're still cute!

When you find something of your partner's after they've left...

ldr partner left a hair clip behind

Reddit: zamnedix

You know why this would make someone sad.

Constantly asking yourself "Is it worth it?"

you can do it

Of course it is!

Wishing your partner was in a closer time zone.

you sleep when ldr partner wakes up

Fact: 100% of couples in international LDR's are sleep deprived

​If you've reached this point there's no way in the world you haven't had a bit of a giggle (or shed a small tear)! Don't forget to send this to your partner or even to your friends so they get a better understanding of what we go through.

Have any funny/heart string pulling long distance relationship memes and GIFs you'd like to share? Let us know in the comments below and we just might include them in the next update.

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Want to CRUSH the Fear of Uncertainty in your LDR?

Lolo & Nate
 

Hi, we are Lolo (Canada) & Nate (Australia) a couple that had to go through all that a long distance relationship has to offer, just like you. With our experience and lessons learned we want to help you keep your long distance relationship as strong as ever and ultimately last the distance!

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Jason - March 25, 2016

Hi.I am in a ldr with a girl in Australia. She wants to come and live in Canada. How difficult is it for her to move and live here?

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    Lolo & Nate - March 28, 2016

    Hey Jason, Thanks for reaching out!

    Not difficult at all. Rather than going through the lengthy Spouse Visa process we’d recommend that it’s best to start with a Work Holiday Visa, which will last her up to two years.

    The Canadian Immigration & Citizenship website has all you need. Check out the new process they’ve put in place here.

    It’s fairly straightforward but if you need help I suggest checking out a site like Moving2Canada for a bit more information.

    There are also Facebook groups where she can get help from others that have gone through the same process. Depending on where you’re located there is hopefully a dedicated Facebook group! But the general Canada wide group will do just fine to start.

    See: Aussies in Canada, Aussies in Montreal, Aussies in Vancouver, Aussies in Toronto. There are others, just search Facebook and hopefully there is a thriving community attached.

    Let us know if you have any other questions!

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sam - April 2, 2016

YOU KNOW WHAT IS WORSE?! WHEN YOUR PARTNER IS A WORKAHOLIC JAPANESE! THEY LITERALLY TEXT ME 1-3 TIMES A WEEK AND I WOULD BE VERY VERY LUCKY TO CATCH THEM ON AND THERE IS A 8 HOUR TIME ZONE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EUROPE AND TOKYO,
sorry, memes hitted me hard

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    Lolo & Nate - April 3, 2016

    Hey Sam, thanks for your message!

    Sorry to hear about your current situation. It can definitely be tough when your time with each other is limited.

    When it gets to a situation like this you definitely need to re-evaluate the relationship and determine if what you’re doing is sustainable. If it isn’t and it’s having an impact on you both then something needs to change.

    In your predicament time seems to be a major issue so you might need to do some testing to see what times you can both by available. Also if instant chat/Skype time is limited then email might be a great way to constantly be communicating with each other. For something like this it only works when you BOTH buy into it.

    Talk with your partner and see if you can agree on a schedule. After a couple of weeks come back and see if you were both able to keep with it.

    I think our 7 Day LDR Challenge would be great for you both. If you’re keen to give it a go you can sign up on our homepage 🙂

    It’s great that you know what the issue is and now it’s all about trying to address it the best way possible.

    Let us know if you have any other questions, we’re here to help!

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Agatha - March 22, 2017

Omg this sh!t is so true hahahaha (tbh I’m not sure if I should put laughing emojis or crying) He’s from Germany and I’m from Argentina (I don’t even have idea how this happened), 13 hours flying but finally I’ll see him this year, can’t waaaaiiittt

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    Lolo & Nate - March 23, 2017

    Glad you enjoyed it Agatha! I think we need to add a few more to the list.

    Really cool to see you’re going to visit your partner this year! 13 Hours is a long flight but don’t worry, it’ll be over before you know it!

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Rochelle - April 18, 2017

It’s so nice to know that others are experiencing the same things I am.
We are in the process of trying to get enough money behind us to apply for spousal visas and jumping through all the beaurocratic hoops for him to move from Ireland to Australia.
We are both in the British commonwealth….you wouldn’t think it would be that bloody difficult!!!!

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    Lolo & Nate - May 3, 2017

    Hey Rochelle!

    We went through the same situation! It’s a lot of work to get all the documentation together but it sure is worth it.

    To see if she’d like it we first worked on the Work Holiday Visa for Lolo. Once we knew we’d be there for a while we went through the Spouse Visa process. Luckily it was in 2012 when it was a bit cheaper! SBS.com.au had a good article on how much it has changed and is impacting Aussies.

    It may be a little unconventional but if you’re looking to raise more funds just look at what’s around you! I’m sure you have things that you rarely use anymore and could be better off with someone else. eBay or LetGo is a great option.

    Good luck with everything at let us know if we can help in any way!

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Oscar Meza - May 17, 2017

Wow! And I thought I was alone like this Very motivational and encouraging to see the struggles faced by others . I met my lady in 2015 Nov 20th She’s from Indonesia and I’m from America. I flew 16 hours to Hong Kong then 5 hours to Jakarta then 3 hours to Manado her home town in July 20 2016 and now here I am getting reAdy to see again this month May 19 2017. It’s been a back of a sacrifice but she’s well worth it she’s my world love her so deep ! Thank you sweetheart Juen Wong Julia!!

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    Lolo & Nate - May 21, 2017

    Hey Oscar! LDRs can definitely feel isolating as most, if not all, of the people around us are in regular relationships! But there are many of us who have and are still going through the daily struggles.

    It’s great you’re going on your next trip to see your partner. You should have just arrived or will be shortly!

    Enjoy your time together, make the most of it and let us know if we can help in any way!

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