Post # 1
SO just left for his 9 hour drive to DC. I will see him in 11 days for a weekend visit and then hopefully he will be back around Halloween. I am very proud of myself, I said goodbye without getting all emotional. I don’t know how you LDR bees do it, I know a month isn’t that long but it is going to not be much fun for us and I can’t imagine doing longer.
i have a cute story that is making me smile today though, last night SO went to the store to return some produce I had bought earlier in the day that turned out to be nasty rotten and when he got back he said “I told the cashier that my fiance…errr I mean girlfriend…bought it today and she let me exchange it.” I love that he is experimenting with the F word haha!
Hope all you bees have a happy Monday!
Post # 3
We were long distance during university and it was difficult, but having definite visits planned helped considerably. I think having a date when the LDR would end also helped. You’ll be fine – a month will be over in no time.
Post # 4
@clumsylawyer: Thanks and you are totally right a month isn’t long. I keep telling myself that I will see him in 11 days and that seems like no time at all 🙂 And I get to go to DC for the first time ever – yay!
Post # 5
Oh yes – having an end date makes it sooooo much better!
But also – think about how many nights you get to have in, sitting in your PJs, eating ice-cream, drinking wine and watching TV shows he won’t watch with you…
Ahhh… I’m daydreaming… I miss my LDR
Post # 6
@lookingglass: I just got off the phone with him and we were laughing because I am overwhelmed by the amount of free time I am going to have! It is actually really awesome! I am really looking forward to coming back to my apartment tomorrow night and not having my kids or SO here. I am going to take a bubble bath and eat brownies for dinner and watch something my SO would hate! And in 10 days I will be on a plane to see him and to explore a new city together and make some new memories. I am hoping that between absence making the heart grow fonder and all the extra money he will be earning that he might come home at the end of the month with something sparkly! A girl can dream, right? 😉
Post # 7
As a 2+ year LDR bee, I recommend using this time apart to improve your communication and to practice staying strong in the relationship when it feels like more “work” than “fun.” Another plus is that you will take each other for granted less after this experience. Hope the month passes quickly for you, and that your relationship grows from this experience!