Post # 1
I’m talking about the distance between your home towns. Me, I’m from Newfoundland and my fiance is from Saskatchewan. We first met in BC and then Quebec. We now live in BC.
Anyone else out there in the same sort of situation? How/where did you meet? Did you choose to live in one of your hometowns or elsewhere? How’d you decide/handle it?
I’m curious because I’m feeling extremely homesick and the strong desire for us to move back to Newfoundland!
Post # 3
@NewfieBullet: I am from eastern Pennsylvania, he is from northern Vermont (near-ish to Montreal). We met at college in central Pennsylvania, and soon I will be moving to live with him- he lives back in New England for graduate school, while I am finishing up graduate school in western PA. So we will live back in New England about 2 hours from his hometown until he finds a job after he finishes his Ph.D.
Post # 4
I followed him to school, but were from basically the same hometown (they’re a couple miles apart). We plan on not living in/near our hometowns ever/for a long time. We like the Midwest a lot better than the East Coast.
Post # 5
I’m from NB, he’s from Quebec and we met here, but he moved last year to North Carolina. I would never live in my hometown again (I wouldn’t have even if I hadn’t met him) and if we stay in Canada, it probably would be here in Montreal. He’s planning to work in academia though so we will end up wherever the market takes us and I’m pretty okay with that.
Post # 6
I’m from southwestern Ontario, and he’s from NJ. We both live in SoCal now, so yep, we’re a long ways from our respective hometowns.
Post # 7
Darling Husband and I met online. I was a single, career woman living and working in a major metropolitan area. I had a fabulous job, owned my own home, had lived in that city for more than 20 years, had many very close and wonderful friends there, was an active member of a great church, etc. Darling Husband was a single dad with multiple kids who lived several hours away in a very small town in a rural area of another state. I left my world to join him in his. It was one of the hardest things — probably THE most difficult thing — I have ever done. I really missed my former town and all of my friends, some of whom are truly like family to me. Although I was and am very thankful for all of the incredible new blessings God has brought into my life wiith Darling Husband, I spent a lot of time grieving over the wonderful world that I had to leave behind.
If you and your Fiance plan to remain in BC, it definitely will take some time for you to transition to your new life and area, and you really do have to allow yourself to grieve the loss of your former life before you can wholeheartedly embrace your new one with your FH. I wish you the best!
Post # 8
I’m from Texas, he’s from DC. We met in Boston, lived there for 3 more years. We’re getting ready to move to CA. We’ve both agreed that we’ll never move to TX, and DC isn’t a good area for us job-wise.
Post # 9
Danny and I met at work in Buffalo NY which is my hometown. He’s from VA beach. After half a year of friendship, he was moving back to VA beach and told me he was in love with me. I had a job in NY I couldn’t leave. He ended up leaving, but then coming back to Buffalo NY and moving in with me.
I don’t know, it’s hard. I mean, it all depends on your jobs, I guess…who has an easier transfer?
Post # 10
We met in our how town but we will live in Indiana because his job moved him there. Personally we will live where ever his work moves him.