Post # 1
So, my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I are moving to Arizona, but he will be leaving next week (to visit family before starting his new job and getting the house set up) and I’ll be following in about a month.
Any tips on handling LDR for the next month?
Post # 3
Skype is fantastic! Don’t think about the distance too much – it’s only a month! That’s only four weeks, or approximately 28 days! Not too much to handle at all. (:
Post # 4
@RenoSweeney24: I agree with the pp! In the beginning it will seem like you’ll never see the end of the 4 weeks, but seriously when you get to that day you’ll see the time flew! Busy yourself with packing and getting ready for the move.
When my bf and I were in the phase of not seeing each other for 4-6 weeks we found it easiest if we DIDN’T talk about the time and distance. We would also send lots of cards/flowers/ etc back and forth as something to look forward since you can’t ever each other. When your LD is really the little things that count!
Post # 5
@RenoSweeney24: I completely agree that skype is an awesome support! Also just try and keep busy with daily chores and then I promise the time will just fly!
Post # 6
I’m 11 months in (and the end is only 5 weeks away) of an intercontinental relationship. The first few days after he left for the worst. The best advice I can give is constant communication Skype, messaging, texting, carrier pigeon). We Both sleep different sets of 8 hours daily, but that still leaves another 8 free, factor in work and we probably chat for 2-3 hours a day (casually). On the weekend we will do long skyping.
The other advice is don’t stop your life. I go running, I cook new meals, I eat dinner with different friends (we have a rule that if it’s opposite sex we mention it to the other). I go toparties. I go on vacation. I go hiking with groups of friends. Keeping a life means I don’t sit around home pining for him, because when I am home it’s my downtime, not all of my time. I took up study as something to occupy my time.
You can do 4 weeks. It will fly by. I suggest you come up with a project – maybe a wedding DIY. That way you aren’t lost.
Post # 7
@farawayviolet: Unfortunately, my main hobby is theatre and the show they’re doing opens after I leave, so I can’t occupy myself with that!
Post # 8
4 days in! I have a mere 28 days to go and I am DYING. We’ve been able to chat lots and even play some games (Ticket to Ride and Ascension) online that we would usually play in person (with the actual board games), but I just CAN’T wait til we’re together again! Next week is going to suck monkey balls because he and his dad will be driving a whole bunch of household goods from SC to AZ. BLURGH. He won’t have a cell or anything yet, so I hope he stays at hotels with wifi and stops and places that have it! I could also call his dad’s cell via skype for quick hits of loves. 🙂