Long distance relationships are challenging.  Being apart from the ones we love sometimes can feel like too much to bear.  Being a FIFO wife for 10+ years, I understand how hard it can be to be separated from your loved one.  My husband spends half of the year away from us and I know there’s many couples who are separated for longer than this. 

There are many lonely nights, scrolling through socials for a shred of hope and inspiration to keep going.  I know that long distance relationship quotes, although just words, can help to lift spirits and motivate you to keep going.  Because sometimes, when our partner isn’t here, words are all we have.

It’s important to acknowledge feelings of sadness, allow yourself to be upset and have a cry if need be.

I wanted to share some of my favourite long distance relationship quotes, that I feel apply to the FIFO life too.  These help to uplift me in times when I feel alone, or when I’ve lost sight of the bigger picture.  I hope they help you too.

And in case no one has told you today- you’re doing amazing.

Motivational and inspiring long distance relationship quotes to get you through the hard times.

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“Distance means so little, when someone means so much.”

“The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Can miles truly separate you from friends… If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?”

― Richard Bach

“Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.”

― Gilbert Parker

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“I exist in two places, here, and where you are.”

– Margaret Atwood.

“The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.”

– Edward Thomas

“This is the sad bed of chosen chastity because you are miles and mountains away.”

– Erica Jong

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“Years from now, our past will be a story – a story of long days and lonely nights, hard work and lack of sleep.   We’ll live each day having intimately known the pain of being apart.   We’ll appreciate our time together, knowing how lucky we are to have made it through and we’ll find solace in the promise of a future together.”

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“Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold.  It is for those willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love.  It is for knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.”

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“Love isn’t finding someone to live with.  It’s finding someone you can’t live without.”

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“It’s true- we don’t have it as easy as ordinary couples, but this is no ordinary love.”

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“When they work, long distance are the best sort of relationships, I think.  That a person could wait months, cross miles and oceans for a few spectacular moments with the person they love, that’s it, you know,  that’s all that we’re searching for.”

– Beau Taplin

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

– A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

– Helen Keller

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“I like the way you make me feel, even when you’re nowhere near.”

“I don’t cry because we’ve been separated by distance, and for a matter of years. Why? Because for as long as we share the same sky and breathe the same air, we’re still together.”
– Donna Lynn Hope
Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it inflames the great.”
– Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
“I believe in the immeasurable power of love; that true love can endure any circumstance and reach across any distance.”
– Steve Maraboli
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“Distance isn’t a reason to end a relationship but an opportunity to make a connection stronger.”

“I will love you until the chances of us running into one another slip from slim to zero, and until your face is fogged by distant memory, and your memory faced by distant fog, and your fog memorized by a distant face, and your distance distanced by the memorized memory of a foggy fog.”

– Lemony Snicket

“I will love you until the chances of us running into one another slip from slim to zero, and until your face is fogged by distant memory, and your memory faced by distant fog, and your fog memorized by a distant face, and your distance distanced by the memorized memory of a foggy fog.”

– Lemony Snicket

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)”

– E.E. Cummings.

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“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”

– Nicholas Sparks

In true love the smallest distance is too great and the greatest distance can be bridged.

“Being close is the first and last desire of lovers, but being far and loving each other without an inch’s difference is the characteristic of real love.”

Senora Ray

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“When your absence is felt, your presence is the essence and it makes a difference.”

– Michael Bassey Johnson

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” 

– Charles Dickens

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

Albert Ellis

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“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”

– A.A. Milne 

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”

Khalil Gibran

“My heart is your home, wherever in the world you are – you will always have a place to stay.”

– K.A. Hill