It’s no secret that I am in a long-distance relationship with my boyfriend of 2.5 years. His name is Chris and he is my best friend and love of my life. Last night I spent some time thinking about new blog topics and this one came to mind. I spent a lot of February blogging about our Valentine’s Day and the thought occurred to me that I hadn’t even shared our story yet.

How we met…

We met online as most couples do nowadays but whats interesting about this was he sought me out. Back then he was only 26 and I just turned 30, so needless to say he wasn’t even in my search criteria. I mean he was 6 months older than my brother (cradle robber) is what I was thinking. Anyways what I did next is still like it was yesterday. I read the message he sent me and immediately screen shot it and sent his picture to my friend to ask for his opinion. haha! Needless to say he told me to go for it. I emailed Chris back and we started an email conversation that eventually went to texting.

Our first “date”…

One night I was out to dinner with my friend (same friend as before) and I get a message from Chris asking if I want to meet up that night. I proceed to tell him that I would like too but I am with my friend whose a guy if that is alright with him. It was, so he met us out at a bar. The 3 of us got along really well and to be honest the jury was still out on Chris. He was cute and funny but I just wasn’t sure if he was “for me”. After that night we continued to talk and had some real dates. After a few weeks I started to think that he could be the one for me.

Our very first picture together
Our very first picture together
one of my favorites
one of my favorites

Break up then get back together…

I would be lying if I said we hadn’t had our ups and downs like all couples but the point is we have gotten through most of them. Last Spring we actually broke up for a few months to sort through our issues and I really thought that was it for us. I had come to terms that I needed to start dating again and that’s what I did. Chris and I never stopped talking and come that June we decided to try our relationship again. Is it cliche to say the rest is history? ‘Cause it pretty much is.

Christmas party
Christmas party
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a friends wedding

 

Long-distance…

Several months after we got back together, Chris decided to move to NJ for a company that he started (so proud). We agreed that we wanted to stay together and since it is only a 3 hour drive door to door things have been working out very well!! It’s almost crazy how happy I am and we are. There are still issues from time to time but that is the case with all couples. This time around we are sticking together and working through because when push comes to shove we are in love.

our latest picture
our latest picture

Thank you for taking the time to read “our story”. I love sharing my relationship with you!!

Cheers!

xoxo Lindsay

24 Comments on The Story of Us…

  1. Sarah
    March 9, 2015 at 10:21 am (3 years ago)

    I love this story! My husband and I met online too! Yay for happiness!

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  2. Ashley
    March 9, 2015 at 11:40 am (3 years ago)

    What a fun story! I tried long distance, but mine was about 12 hour drive so that definitely didn’t work! Good luck on everything!

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  3. Bethany magnie
    March 9, 2015 at 1:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Sometimes breaking up is the thing that makes you realize how much you want to be together! I so get that and have been there with my relationship as well. Very sweet story ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Katherine
    March 9, 2015 at 1:08 pm (3 years ago)

    This is such a lovely sweet story. We all go through tough times as couple and sometimes they separate us. It’s good to see you guys made it through!

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  5. Lexi
    March 9, 2015 at 1:15 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great story! Thank you for sharing it!

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  6. Angela Tolsma
    March 9, 2015 at 2:46 pm (3 years ago)

    fun story. I have been lucky not to do the long distance thing. But every story is special and it’s nice to see it work out

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 9, 2015 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Long distance isn’t my first choice, but it’s not forever, I’ll be moving in a year when I’m done with school!

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  7. Lindsay
    March 9, 2015 at 3:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Sometimes I think you need a break from your partner to fully realise just how much they mean to you and sometimes, that break, it can either be an affirmation that you truly do see yourself with that person for the rest of your life, or the other end, to part ways and move on.
    I’ve never had any breaks with Jeff but we’ve certainly had our fair of shit over the last 13 years.

    xox

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 9, 2015 at 9:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Yep, I agree, that’s exactly what we needed! I’m so glad we are back together! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Nicole
    March 9, 2015 at 4:33 pm (3 years ago)

    3 hour drive isn’t bad. My husband and I lived 7 hours away for the start of our relationship.

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  9. Dube
    March 9, 2015 at 5:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this post! My husband is 10 years younger than me. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. DB Landes
    March 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm (3 years ago)

    My husband and I did a 2.5 hour long distance relationship for a year and a half before we got married. Good luck! I hope it works for you guys.

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  11. Ashley Gabrielle
    March 12, 2015 at 7:42 pm (3 years ago)

    So cute! I have never been in a long distance relationship but I can only imagine how hard it must be.
    I have been thinking in eventually doing a how we met video over on my YouTube channel and blog.

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    • Lindsay Carreiro
      March 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes it is hard but we seem to make it work! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would love to watch a vlog about that, you should totally make it!

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