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29th Mar '16 11:20:19 PM Pichu-kun
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* During the ''Sailor Stars'' arc of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', Mamoru went to America to study, leaving Usagi behind for a large part of the series. (And then it turns out that [[spoiler: Mamoru actually was killed by having his Star Seed ''stolen at the airport'', and Usagi witnessed it, but she was so traumatized that she repressed this memory. In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] it's slightly changed; Mamoru gets killed off a little after his plane took off, and since Usagi didn't see it she truly believed Mamoru wasn't able to contact her, unti Galaxia shows her Mamoru's Heart Star Seed and tells her how she killed him.]].)

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During the ''Sailor Stars'' arc of ''Manga/SailorMoon'', arc, Mamoru went to America to study, leaving Usagi behind for a large part of the series. (And then it turns out that [[spoiler: Mamoru actually was killed by having his Star Seed ''stolen at the airport'', and Usagi witnessed it, but she was so traumatized that she repressed this memory. In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] it's slightly changed; Mamoru gets killed off a little after his plane took off, and since Usagi didn't see it she truly believed Mamoru wasn't able to contact her, unti Galaxia shows her Mamoru's Heart Star Seed and tells her how she killed him.]].)



* Variant in Manga/DetectiveConan: Ran thinks that Shinichi has run off to investigate some kind of case, but in truth he's Conan, aged down thanks to plot.
** Also, [[spoiler: Sonoko and her boyfriend Makoto, who's a world-ranked karate practitioner and is always travelling.]]

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* Variant in Manga/DetectiveConan: ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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Ran thinks that Shinichi has run off to investigate some kind of case, but in truth he's Conan, aged down thanks to plot.
** Also, [[spoiler: Sonoko [[spoiler:Sonoko]] and her boyfriend Makoto, [[spoiler:Makoto]], who's a world-ranked karate practitioner and is always travelling.]]



* Used in ''Manga/KimiNoIruMachi'' and ended badly, when the female lead Yuzuki decided to cut off all contact with the male lead Haruto and date her dying childhood friend as a pity date. Since this is a Seo Kouji series, [[JerkAss it never crossed her mind to explain this in any way shape or form to the male lead]].
** They try it again later when Haruto gets a job that requires him to move. He is initially encouraged when he finds out his senior at work has maintained a successful long distance relationship with her boyfriend for five years. Until she shows up at his apartment distraught and begging to sleep with him since she just broke up with her boyfriend. The distance was more emotional in her case. As much as she and her boyfriend loved each other, their dreams for the future were just incompatible. Her boyfriend wanted her to quit her job and move in with him so they could raise a family, and she wanted to stay at her job. They avoided confronting the issue for years, but it finally came to a head... to which they once again break up.

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* Used in ''Manga/KimiNoIruMachi'' and ended badly, when the female lead Yuzuki decided to cut off all contact with the male lead Haruto and date her dying childhood friend as a pity date. Since this is a Seo Kouji series, [[JerkAss it never crossed her mind to explain this in any way shape or form to the male lead]].
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lead]]. They try it again later when Haruto gets a job that requires him to move. He is initially encouraged when he finds out his senior at work has maintained a successful long distance relationship with her boyfriend for five years. Until she shows up at his apartment distraught and begging to sleep with him since she just broke up with her boyfriend. The distance was more emotional in her case. As much as she and her boyfriend loved each other, their dreams for the future were just incompatible. Her boyfriend wanted her to quit her job and move in with him so they could raise a family, and she wanted to stay at her job. They avoided confronting the issue for years, but it finally came to a head... to which they once again break up.


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* The Music/{{deadmau5}} and Music/ImogenHeap collab song "Telecommunications" is about a troubled long distance relationship.
21st Feb '16 5:27:54 PM FF32
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''; in the Season 2 episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Soos meets a woman named Melody who shares many of the same quirks he does, and the two hit it off. However, she's only visiting for a few days before going back to Portland, so they agree to continue the relationship via Skype. Soos is okay with this, saying he's better at talking to women through video screens anyway, and they're still together as of "Love God".

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''; in the Season 2 episode "Soos and the Real Girl", Soos meets a woman named Melody who shares many of the same quirks he does, and the two hit it off. However, she's only visiting for a few days before going back to Portland, so they agree to continue the relationship via Skype. Soos is okay with this, saying he's better at talking to women through video screens anyway, and they're still together as of "Love God". [[spoiler: In the final episode, she moves back to help him run the Mystery Shack, a tourist trap he now owns.]]
13th Feb '16 7:28:46 AM TMNTFanGirl
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Perhaps AliceAndBob started out dating while they [[GirlNextDoor lived close together]] and one had to move away (far enough away that they can't see each other on a regular basis); perhaps they began the relationship through the mail (or, in more modern stories, over the Internet) and never met in real life at all (but may be planning to at some point).

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Perhaps AliceAndBob started out dating while they [[GirlNextDoor lived close together]] and one had to move away (far (at least far enough away that where they can't see each other on a regular basis); perhaps they began the relationship through the mail (or, in more modern stories, over the Internet) and never met in real life at all (but may be planning to at some point).
8th Feb '16 4:39:48 AM SamCurt
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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': For Aya and Sunahara, that's already an improvement, as the last time Sunahara appears in ''The Egg Hamburg Steak Knows'' the entire set up looks more like a case of StarCrossLovers. ''The Valentine Knows'' ends with the relation between Aya and Sunahara improved to this. It is more than clear that Aya and Sunahara love each other, and they have mutually confessed in this arc. However, Sunahara's [[TheInfiltration brush]] with the JapaneseDelinquents [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood seriously bruised his reputation]] in town, so he declared ButNowIMustGo. Although he promised to meet each other. [[spoiler:Which of course appears in the novels, where he's Aya's classmate again in ''The Tanabata-hime Knows''.]]

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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': For Aya and Sunahara, that's already an improvement, as the last time Sunahara appears in ''The Egg Hamburg Steak Knows'' the entire set up looks more like a case of StarCrossLovers.StarCrossedLovers. ''The Valentine Knows'' ends with the relation between Aya and Sunahara improved to this. It is more than clear that Aya and Sunahara love each other, and they have mutually confessed in this arc. However, Sunahara's [[TheInfiltration brush]] with the JapaneseDelinquents [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood seriously bruised his reputation]] in town, so he declared ButNowIMustGo. Although he promised to meet each other. [[spoiler:Which of course appears in the novels, where he's Aya's classmate again in ''The Tanabata-hime Knows''.]]
8th Feb '16 4:39:11 AM SamCurt
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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'': For Aya and Sunahara, that's already an improvement, as the last time Sunahara appears in ''The Egg Hamburg Steak Knows'' the entire set up looks more like a case of StarCrossLovers. ''The Valentine Knows'' ends with the relation between Aya and Sunahara improved to this. It is more than clear that Aya and Sunahara love each other, and they have mutually confessed in this arc. However, Sunahara's [[TheInfiltration brush]] with the JapaneseDelinquents [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood seriously bruised his reputation]] in town, so he declared ButNowIMustGo. Although he promised to meet each other. [[spoiler:Which of course appears in the novels, where he's Aya's classmate again in ''The Tanabata-hime Knows''.]]
-->'''Sunahara''': Tachibaba... We can see each other, right?
-->'''Aya''': We can, right?
-->'''Sunahara''': (Looks at Aya's ChocolateOfRomance) Yeah, I promise.
15th Jan '16 3:07:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* A nonromantic example occurred in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' A Sitch in Time when Ron's family movies to Norway (courtousy of Future Shego). Despite Kim saying they can still make Team Possible work, two times, Ron shows up late to the mission, and when they're finally together, they're out of sync, so they regrettably agree that Kim should go solo. Fortunately, Ron accidentally hits the ResetButton and causes everything to go back to normal.

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* A nonromantic example occurred in ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' A Sitch in Time when Ron's family movies moves to Norway (courtousy of Future Shego). Despite Kim saying they can still make Team Possible work, two times, Ron shows up late to the mission, and when they're finally together, they're out of sync, so they regrettably agree that Kim should go solo. Fortunately, Ron accidentally hits the ResetButton and causes everything to go back to normal.


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* Aja from ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' lives in California while her boyfriend is off working in Britain.
16th Oct '15 5:16:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Planetes}}'' often deals with this, given that most of its characters are astronauts working in orbit. Some relationships even get more long-distance than most when [[spoiler: Hachimaki and Goro]] depart for Jupiter.

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* ''{{Planetes}}'' ''Manga/{{Planetes}}'' often deals with this, given that most of its characters are astronauts working in orbit. Some relationships even get more long-distance than most when [[spoiler: Hachimaki and Goro]] depart for Jupiter.
16th Oct '15 9:56:04 AM Willbyr
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* Implied at the end of PsychoStaff.

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* Implied at the end of PsychoStaff.''Manga/PsychoStaff''.
12th Oct '15 10:12:08 PM Pichu-kun
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* Late into ''Webcomic/CrossHeart'' Kotomi has to move away. [[spoiler:Her girlfriend proposes to her and they pretend to get married]]. The next chapter takes place after a three year timeskip and the now 21-year old Haru is dealing pretty poorly with it. She's considerably more somber and depressed than before. [[spoiler:On her birthday she is reunited with Kotomi and not too long later they achieve their high school dream of living together.]]
9th Oct '15 2:29:03 PM StarTropes
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* This comes up from time to time in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' multiverse. {{Lampshaded}} by [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise Trip Tucker]] when he receives a DearJohnLetter; 100 light years is as long-distance as it's ever been for humans of that era.
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