Post # 1
So there has been a lot of talk in my FI’s office recently about sending him to different offices to “fix” them and be an interim director.
His boss had a meeting with him yesterday (on a Sunday) to let him know that they really need him to go to London temporarily and run the office. Apparently he is the only one who can fix the problems over there.
Hopefully this will be a great opportunity for him. He’s promised me he can dictate when he needs to be back in the states and he can “run” his schedule since he’s the only one who can do this job.
However, he may leave for 1-3 weeks as early as Sunday night! He used to go on business trips all the time, but for the past 3 years he’s been mostly here with me. It’ll be hard to adjust to him being gone again, especially with the time zone difference.
I’m happy for him and his career, but I’m sad that he’ll be away for weeks at a time over the next 6 months.
Hopefully I can convince my boss to let me work out of the London office for a week or two so I can spend some time with him over there.
Any suggestions on how to adjust to him not being around? We live together and even though we both have busy work and personal schedules I’m used to spending every night together and having “our time” at the end of the day.
Post # 3
Skype, texting, Facebook, and phone calls. I know they’re a poor substitute when you actually want him cuddled up next to you, but at least it is less than a month that he’ll be gone. Can you go on a road trip on a weekend with some girlfriends? Visit with your family a little more? Whatever you decide to do, I’m sorry that you have to be separated. Its not fun to go back to having distance when you’ve become so accustomed to being close all the time. 🙁
Post # 4
Oh no! It will be such a good opportunity, but I know what you mean – it is so hard going from seeing him every day to only every few weeks. I agree with pp about using skype, fb, phone etc. If I were in your shoes, I’d try to pick up a hobby, or become more involved in a hobby I already participated in. When we were LDR, I used to distract myself with all sorts of things; almost as if, when I was really busy, I missed him a little less, or at least didn’t focus on missing him as much.
Post # 5
We worked on the schedule last night. He’s leaving Sunday and will be gone for 2 weeks. He will come back for a weekend plus a few days and then be gone for a week an a half again. After that it’s pretty much 2 weeks here, then 2 weeks there. We are going to my sister’s graduation in NC in May and he’s going to fly straight from London to NC and meet me at the airport.
I’m hoping to go to London for Memorial day weekend/work the week after that in our London office.
This first 2 weeks will be the hardest. I do have a few hobbies. I horseback ride on Thursday nights and weekends, I also have a woman’s networking group I go to once a month and I’m becoming involved with the Junior Committee of a charity.
I’m sure I’ll be fine during the days, it’ll just be that last hour or so before bed that will be hard and I won’t be able to call him then because of the time difference.
I’m really excited for him and proud of him to get this opportunity, I just wish I could pick up and go with him!
Post # 6
I think I remember you talking about this possibility in another thread.
I think it’s great that you are being so supportive. And you’re super lucky that your company has a branch in London you can possibly work at for a little bit! 🙂
Get excited about being in London frequently and still being paid for it and you won’t have to pay for housing! Woot! Woot!
I LOVED London when we were there for our honeymoon. Def a city I can see myself living in. The train system is awesome so you can get everywhere much like NYC.
And all the hookahs!!! If you’re into that sort of thing.
Post # 7
@Gerbera: I’ve been to London a few times and loved it. I am hoping that maybe this will turn into a full time position after the wedding and that I can transfer there as well.
I’d love to live in London for a few years. Plus, it’d make it easier to go on our African honeymoon next Jan/Feb.
I’m really trying to be happy/excited because I know it is best for him and it’s not bad for us. I’m sure there will be some lonely nights though.
He was offered this chance before but it was on the company’s terms. This time they are offering it to him on his terms. He can dictate when he’s there and when he’s not so I’m more comfortable with it now.