Post # 1
I got my computer to work so that I can add pictures. I stick to my promises.
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So I have worked at the hospital for a year now. So as a gift I got a free one night movie rental. So we rented Bridesmaids. Oh, we laughted till we cried. I love the girls in this movie. I think that my bridesmaids are just like them (in a good way).
What I really wanted to get to with this post is that I never get to see the Mr. I’ve cried two nights already just because I’ve been missing him. I know that in 8 months we will have forever to be together. But it isn’t getting here fast enough. We text 24/7 but it doesn’t seem to be enough. And it is only going to get worse. In January I am going back to school to further my career in nursing and Mr. D is finishing his last semester and he is looking into getting a second job. And we really need the money. But we never get to see each other now. I don’t know how much more I can take.
So I am reaching out to my sister bees. I know that I am not the only one going through this. I need advice. It’s starting to bee-come to much for one heart to take. 🙁
Post # 3
Awww, I’m sorry to hear you are having a tough night dear 🙁 *hugs*
I know the feeling of having work and school keep you apart too much – I try to remember that it makes the time you do have together even better.
Also, I LOVE Bridesmaids!!! SO funny 🙂
Post # 4
Long distance relationships are tough. I know you think it’s going to be worse but it was actually better for me when we had things to keep us busy because it kept me from sitting around and missing him constantly. There is a LDR board with lots of girls going through the same thing, make sure to stop by!
Post # 5
Thats is the sad thing we arn’t a long disstance relationship. We only live like 15 minutes from each other. So it makes it even worse. Actually, I work in the same town that he lives in but I don’t get off till super late. The most I see him is about 1 hour every three or four nights and maybe one night every two or three weeks. 🙁
I know that thousands of other couples do long distance relationships but I’m just not one of those people. Thats why I need advice. Cause it is killing me inside. I know I sound really whiney but I love him so much I think that makes it hurt worse.
Post # 6
@MissDiamond:You need lots of distractions. Check out some of the many types of advice for keeping busy/distracted on the deployment posts in the military forum. You can do it!
Post # 7
@MissDiamond:When I walk down the aisle, it’ll be the first time I’ve seen FI in 5 months. Believe me, its hard. I wish I could tell you a magical thing that makes everything better, but there isn’t a magical cure. You have to keep your own life. You have to keep going to the movies with your friends.
Oh and texting doesn’t do anything for me either. Its sooo not real. We make it top priority to speak to each other on the phone or via skype. I recommend doing that for a few hours. And with you guys living 15 minutes apart, there isn’t a way to rearrange any priorities to spend more time together. I think I’d find a way.
Always focus on the big picture. Remember 8 months in the grand scheme of life is absolutely nothing. Realize you’ll need the money to have a good life so some sacrifices have to be made. It always helps me to tell myself the bigger picture.
Post # 8
I’m going through the same thing right now, except he lives 3.5 hours away. We’ve been long distance since we started dating, although only 1.5 hours away. Then, it was 9 hours. Now it’s 3.5. Next year, we’ll either be living together…or I’ll be far away again 🙁 (That’s the price my fiance & I pay to continue our education & advance our careers) It’s really hard, but enjoy the time you have together & know you have a community here of women that understand!
Post # 9
@MissDiamond: LDRs are tough. Very tough. But think of them as a way to make YOU stronger. Look at these next 8 months as a time to become stronger, more confident, and more independent person. You’ll only become a better woman for your man.
Also, try to think about how he’s feeling too. He hates being away from you just as much. It’s probably killing him inside knowing you’re having a rough time with it. But, he needs you to be strong too. Be his rock, just like he is yours. Keep going to the movies, find a hobby that can take up your time, learn to cook some new recipies, take a spin class…. anything to distract you that will also help you develop yourself. You’ll have lots more to talk about with your FI that’s fun, engaging, and you’ll grow as a person.
I know how hard it is. DH is in the military, and for his whole military career, we’ll be apart at least 6 months out of the year where he’ll be at the bottom of the ocean… and you can’t text the ocean. 😉 But, you know we’ve found that while the separations are hard, they make you appreciate each other more. I hate saying goodbye to him, but I know that it means I can start counting down the days until I see him again. That first hug, kiss, and seeing him again for the first time keeps me going!