Post # 1
Any couples out there been in a long distance relationship? How did you make it through? What did you do to keep yourself busy until you knew you saw each other again? I’m trying to think of a few hobbies for ideas of how to keep myself motivated. Any suggestions?
Post # 3
We’ve been long distance for over a year now and see each other pretty infrequently (different countries, flights are $$ and driving is like 18 hours).
We’re both in grad school so that definitely keeps us busy, and I’ve got our daughter here with me so I don’t often find myself looking for hobbies or activities, but I definitely think having things that keep you busy and out of the house are really important. I get low when I’m spending too much time at home for sure.
Are you thinking of something to do at home, or something to go out to do? There’s all kinds of classes you could take; you could look online or on bulletin boards at your local library or community centre for things like cooking classes or book clubs or something like that. Or maybe you could learn how to knit or quilt or get into photography?
My other suggestion is to really keep lines of communication with your friends and family open. Sometimes I find it’s really easy to get wrapped up in your own place and to tend to want to stay in so you and your SO can email/talk on the phone/skype. I try and have coffee with my good friend who lives in the same city as me about once a week, and I email my mum and my best friend in Europe daily so that I have other people to talk to and other people’s news to get involved with so I don’t wind up just sitting and feeling really bored.
Post # 4
I’m long distance for school. The weekends are kinda lonely here at school while everyone goes home. I was just wondering if anyone had any good ideas for things to keep yourself busy. Besides doing homework ;).
Post # 5
I’m away at school too. It really depends on where you go to school because most activities are local. Are you near a city or somewhere suburban or rural?
Post # 6
@mustlovecats: Smaller town only 10,000 people not alot to do here.
Post # 7
My SO and I were long distance for all 4 years of college. I went to an urban school while he went to a rural school. He definitely got lonelier than me because most of his campus went home for the weekend and there was less to do. He and I both tried to go out with our friends, and if my friends weren’t availible I’d got out by myself (there’s no rule you can’t read your book in the restaurant when you’re alone) and keep up on our hobbies like reading, He makes warhammer models and plays with his friends, I like to knit and watch documentaries on netflix or hulu. One thing that we did that made us feel less apart was the feature in google plus where you can video chat and simultaneouly watch you tube videos, we’d also play games over skype like chess or dominoes.
Post # 8
Fiance and I have been long distance throughout our entire 6 year relationship. I moved closer to him 3 years ago, and we’re now only about 2.5 hours apart. To be honest, I think that it works for us because we’re both fairly independent people. We know that we love each other and will eventually be together and I think that’s what gets to through each month.