Post # 1
Many of us have holidays just around the corner. For those in long distance relationships, how are you handling it? Are you spending the holidays with your partner–if so, are you doing anything extra special? If not, how will you cope without your beloved? How are you both feeling about it?
I won’t be seeing my guy over the holidays. We actually have yet to spend any holiday together (except for Anzac Day, which was pretty cool). Last year he spent the Christmas holidays with his family, but this year he’s considering staying home. I hope he doesn’t, I hate to think of him being alone.
If he does stay on his own, I’ll probably spend part of Christmas Day with my mother, then come home and spend time talking to Spike. I’ll be sending him a Christmas box of presents, and we will probably open our gifts ‘together.’ I’ll also try and have some special treats delivered that he can enjoy, maybe sweets or even a dinner.
If he does go to see his family, we won’t be able to talk much since he’ll be sans computer. I’ll probably send the whole family a treat to enjoy (a Texas pecan pie) and the two of us will share a brief daily phone chat.
I’m a bit melancholy knowing that we’ll be apart, but it’s pretty cool to realize that next year we will will likely be spending our first Christmas together as a married couple.
Post # 3
I’m glad you’re remaining positive about your situation!! Your first Christmas together will be EXTRA special next year 🙂
My Fiance and I spent last Christmas together & we will do the same this year. Last year I went to the US & spent Christmas with his family… this year he’s coming to Canada to spend Christmas with my family. We have discussed our future holiday plans & we’re going to alternate every year once we’re married & even when we start having kids.
We’ve never actually spent ANY of our birthdays together! That hurts my heart more than not spending Christmas together. My 25th b-day will be our first b-day spent together… ever! Ahh.
Post # 4
we don’t spend the holidays together since it’s so expensive to travel during that time for the few days we would be able to spend together. though the past two years i would fly out the day after christmas to visit through new years [last year was the first time we spent nye together and it was such a touching moment…for me because i was the only one awake. ahaha] but this year i won’t be able to fly out after christmas.
i am looking forward to spending the holidays with him some day but until then we’ll just keep ourselves busy hanging out with family and friends.
@rb, in our almost 5 years together, we have only spent one birthday together as well! he was able to come out for my 27th birthday. it was so nice waking up and spending my actual birthday with him. enjoy that!
Post # 5
I am really blessed that he is coming home for the holidays! I wish I could describe just how happy I am to be able to spend this time together. He is taking a few days of leave at Christmas so he will be home for about a week!! He will probably be in Afghanistan at this time next year, so I am counting my blessings. I realized that I hadn’t taken any time to think of how to make it special, so for now, I am going to squeeze him and smooch him and tell him I how much I love him. (That was super cheesy, to make it worse I was getting a little emotional. Sorry guys.)
Post # 6
We’ll be spending them on the phone 🙂 at least for a little while. I wish we could be together, but it’s just not realistic for now. I’m just happy we’ll be together on the 1st, that’s soon enough!
I’m soo sooo soooo happy for everyone who does get to be together though!
Post # 7
This was really really hard on me when we were apart! We spent Easter and Thanksgiving together on different years, and last year, we spent New Year’s together, but this is our first Christmas together of the last 3 we’ve been together! I’m so excited to spend it together.
@tea I hear you on the expensive travel costs…but it’s also the only paid time off I had from my job! We used frequent flyer miles whenever possible and bought tickets early on inconvenient flights to save money.
It’s going to be hard in the future to coordinate holidays, though, because our families live thousands of miles away from each other.
Post # 8
@Latte – frequent flier miles are my silver lining, hehe. I love watching them wrack up on our accounts (what? I book his tickets for him… I find better deals! hehe, or I’m a control freak) and knowing that we’ll be able to use them once it comes time for us to be not-quite-so-far-apart 🙂