(Closed) Anyone else spending the holidays separate?

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I totally know how you feel! A few months after getting engaged I went overseas on exchange for 5 weeks and had to leave my poor fella behind (plus, he was living with my parents!). We had only spent 2 or 3 days apart before and that was right at the very start of our relationship so it was a massive deal for us! It was really hard, like, really REALLY hard, but just think it’ll make the airport reunion so much better! Also, I found that going to sleep was the hard part so my sister made me a pillow case with a cheesy photo of my fella on it (which I’m sure shocked a few unsuspecting hotel staff!) which helped a bit!

We’re lucky in that we’ve got so much technology (mobile phones, internet, skype etc) that we can keep in touch easily – just think of how all of those poor girls dealt with distance before all of the mod cons! Good luck and enjoy your airport reunion!!!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

Mr Trail Mix is going to be in Miami (I’ll be in upstste NY) from Dec 21-Jan 5! I’m soooo bummed we won’t get to celebrate NYE together since it’s the only New Years we’ll have as an engaged couple…Unfortunately, his family circumstances made this trip a necessity, the longer the better, so I couldn’t really argue it, but I am sad about it…. πŸ™ 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

Yes : (  Darling Husband is a surgery resident and has to work Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years day.  I’m going to go back and forth to my family’s house and try to spend time with him when he’s not working…

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Yes. πŸ™ I’ll be in VA and he’ll be in MA with his mom, since she’s having a lot of bad times right now. I understand, but next Christmas he’ll be in Afghanistan (and the one after, I may be there!), so it makes me sad that we’re not spending it together when we have the chance…

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Yes and no… We will both be spending Christmas Eve and Day with our families, however he is flying in late Christmas night to spend time with me and my family.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We were gonna spend it together, but last week I decided to check if cheap flights were available to visit my fam in Florida..and they were! I’m going for a LONG time…leaving this Sat and coming back Jan 7. That is the only way I could do it, since the flights were cheapers the farther out from the holidays you booked them.

I am SUPER sad to leave my fiance by himself for so long, but his family is near and they would want him to be with them for the holidays…and I really want to be with my family this holiday since my bro will be down there too…so we will literally all be together.

Sad face, but happy face.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m glad we’re not the only couple! I think people think we’re weird that we’re spending the holidays apart! But we both come from big, traditional families so we figured we’d do our own this thing year and enjoy the time with our families since we have the rest of our lives to figure out where to go for the holidays! We do get to be together for New Year’s Eve though so that will be nice!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Yep! I just wrote a post about this too πŸ™‚

We’ll be apart for the holidays (and can’t even skype, since he’ll be at his parents’ and they still have dial up… yikes!), but are choosing to have “Christmas Morning” on January 2 – I get in the night of the 1st. The tentative plan involves making breakfast together, opening gifts, cuddling and watching at least one Christmas movie (I’m voting Elf).

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@daydreamwanderer: Elf is great…you can never get tired of that movie!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Yes, we’ll be apart for the holidays. FH’s family all lives in CA, and he usually goes out to see them for over 3 weeks over Christmas and New Years. In almost 4 years together, we’ve never spent a Christmas or New Years together πŸ™ The original plan was for me to go out right after Christmas, but with paying for the wedding, and some large projects going on at work, I decided not to go. At least this year, he is only going from December 23-30, so we actually get to spend New Years together!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We’re going to be apart too πŸ™ Daydreamwanderer, that is super cute what you and your Fiance are doing! We will be reunited Jan. 1 as well but the next day is our engagement party and we will be around a bunch of family so we won’t have any time to ourselves really. But on Jan. 4 we are taking off for where he lives and spending A WHOLE WEEK together! We haven’t been together that long since June when we went long distance!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are also spending the holidays separate.  I am flying home to the midwest next Tuesday and will be gone for six nights.  He will be staying here because most of his family is here.  I don’t really mind that much though, I rarely get to go home and sometimes I prefer to spend time with my friends and family by myself because I don’t get to see them much.

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