(Closed) New Beginnings! (LDR)

posted 8 years ago in Long Distance Relationships
Post # 3
523 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’ve been in a LDR for 2 years. It may seem obvious, but definitely stay busy. I’ve joined a book club and enjoy going out to dinner with girlfriends. You also have plenty of time for hobbies. Lately I’ve been doing a lot of calligraphy for fun. If you are in grad school that will probably keep you pretty busy during the week. It should also be a great place to meet new people if you are new to the area.

Good luck!

Post # 4
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m the opposite of you, @crocodile, after five years of a Boston-Brooklyn relationship, our LDR is ending in about 8 weeks! As @riley said above, keeping busy is key, and your gym solution is a good one! I like to craft too, which helped as well. Both my fiance and I did a 2 year stint in grad school (not even at the same time) so that really made things fly by quickly (and I know it’s obnoxious to say that because I HATED it when people said that the time would “fly,” but it honestly did!). We’ve done the BOS-NYC trip every which way multiple times too, because sometimes you just need to visit 🙂 the bus is rugged, but at least it’s cheap! Hang in there!

Post # 5
14186 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Oh man, i got about 4 years under my belt of LDR. Keep yourself busy, that’s all you can do! your grad program will keep you busy too =] After living together, it’ll totally be a shocker. Don’t be surprised when you go up and down emotionally, it’ll take awhile to adjust. It doesn’t sound TOO far so that is awesome =]

Post # 6
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i’ll add another suggestion: skype dates!  for awhile Fiance and i had a skype date once a week where we would video chat and play games or watch a movie/tv “together.”  it really helped to make the longer breaks between visits not seem as bad.  we dont have it once a week anymore since both our schedules have gotten crazy so it’s more of a fun treat now.

Post # 7
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Distractions, distractions, distractions!  Keeping myself busy has been key in surviving a one-year stint of a 6,000 mile separation.  Also, things to look forward to that involve him — could be a skype date, or visiting each other — make the time go a lot faster.  You can do this!

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