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    I was in the third year of a long-distance relationship with my girlfriend.

    Distance is the space between two things, two cities for instance.
    Shouldn't it be long-time relationship?
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    It depends what you want to say.

    Long distance relationships exist, with couples geographically apart. If the long in this case refers to the time (the 3 years), then I would call it a long-term relationship.

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    As it stands, it sounds as if they could have been going our for longer and the long-distance part had been three years.

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