Post # 1
When we were long distance, Bee and I lived three hours apart… which actually turned out great! She could call me when commuting home at 7 pm PST… which was a great time for me (10 pm EST).
Now that we live together in the same time zone, our schedules are probably less synced up than they once were. 🙂
How about you: are you in the same timezone as your SO? How does the timezone affect your phone calls and other communication?
Post # 3
I am 2 hours behind Mr. RB and it works out great! We talk before he goes to work in the morning (7am his time, 5am my time) and then I get ready to go to the gym after we talk! He’s my wakeup call 🙂
Its harder for him at night to talk b/c since he hit mid-thirties he gets sleeeeeepy! lol so our evening talks are short & happen around 8-9pm his time!
Post # 4
When we were long distance, I was in EST and he was in MST, so 2 hours difference! It really made it hard because calls and everything were always so much later for me than they were for him.
Post # 5
Nooooo! He’s 9 hours ahead of me. boo hoo. It’s very hard to find time to talk to each other – we often end up chatting on msn messenger, rather than using our webcam because when I get up and he has time to talk, I am getting ready for work, or when I come home from work and have time to talk, he is sleeping. We usually try to have a “coffee date” on saturday mornings!
Post # 6
Yes, I’m in England, he’s in Wales, quite lucky really 🙂
Post # 7
We’re 13 hours apart 🙁 (12 hours when day light savings is [or isn’t? I can never remember] in effect).
So … we only get to talk on the weekends, because by the time he gets home from work, I’m at school, and by the time I get home from school, he’s in bed. Very occassionally we get to gchat during his 8-9am prep hour at school, but only if his grading load is low 🙂
Post # 8
Alas, no. He’s 15 hours ahead. I like to ask him how the flying cars and rocketpacks are working out there in the future!
Right now it’s actually not too bad because he gets home about 1:30 am my time, so we chat easily for a couple of hours. When we’re both in daylight savings, it’s awful; he’s not home until around 4 am my time. That gets rough.
Post # 9
9, 12, 15 hours apart… wow girls! You make my relationship look like a walk in the park.
Do any of you use phone cards or do you just have super awesome phone plans?
Post # 10
We’re together … just 3 hours away from the rest of our family.
When we were in our LDR we lived 7 hours apart though (same time zone).
Post # 11
I’m always thinking in terms of what time it is 5 hours from now. 🙂 The FI and I talk every weeknight as soon as I get home, so that I can catch him before bed. (5:30 for me, 10:30 for him). Then I write him an e-mail before I go to bed, and he writes one back before he goes to work. Its a pretty good routine since we both have to work during the day, we can’t chat any other time, except on weekends, when we get to chat TWICE in one day. What a luxury.
Post # 12
He’s 8 hours ahead. Phone calls indeed – with our respective work schedules, talking on the phone is an extreme rarity (when he gets home from work, it’s usually time for me to leave for work, and when I get home, he’s usually already been asleep for a couple hours). Thank the Internet Gods for email!
Post # 13
@RB – we use skype, pretty much exclusively. Once in a great while I use skype to call his cell (like when he forgets to wake up for our skype dates) but mostly it’s freeeeeee computer to computer. 🙂
Post # 14
Right now we are only one hour different, but starting in Jan, we are going to be three hours different… I am going to get a family cell phone plan with him though so we can talk anytime. 🙂
Post # 15
When we were apart, we were 13 hours apart (14 during daylight savings). I’m still that time difference from my family. 13 is strangely better than 14 in terms of coordinating schedules. However, because FI and I have two different mother tongues, we rarely rarely speak on the phone. If we don’t speak in person we tend to have major communication problems!!!! That made our LDR even harder!!!!!!
In Korea there is this phenomenon called ‘wild goose fathers.’ It means when a mother and child(ren) go abroad so the child(ren) can study English/acquire foreign citizenship to avoid military service or gain entry into foreign schools. The father stays behind in Korea by himself to work. This is a huge huge trend and families will spend YEARS doing this. A major decision we made early on was to never ever split our family like this. We may have to live in different countries throughout our lives, but we’ll go together. I couldn’t imagine being LD with a family for years….
Post # 16
we have a 3 hour difference as well. it usually works out as he tends to stay up late anyway so it’s still a reasonable time for me. though i’m really looking forward to not having to do math before giving him a call!