Some background: I knew I’d be in a long distance relationship when my fella and I started dating. We had known each other for a few years prior, you know, thanks to that good old college student government. However, when we decided to “be exclusive,” “go steady,” what have you, we knew he’d be moving away. It felt risky, but exciting all at the same time.
He had accepted a position with a company that would be sending him on a rotational program – one and a half years somewhere outside of Boston, to then come back and work in headquarters for six months. From there, we could move anywhere we’d like – depending on if there’s an opening and if it makes sense, so on and so forth.
So, here’s how we found ourselves in a long distance relationship; I’m in Boston and he’s in Atlanta.
To be completely candid, I was so excited for him to experience a new city, but I was also feeling selfish. I finally found the best guy, but by the time we started dating, we were already counting down to him moving away. But, you know what? We’ve made the best of it and have actually managed to enjoy our long distance relationship.
It’s the situation you’re in, so have fun with it! You might as well. Sure, there are tough days when I wish teleportation was a thing – come on, guys, what are you even working on if it isn’t teleportation for couples in LDRs?
The tough days are worth all of those fun trips we get to take. Let me tell you, meeting your beau/lady in the airport is the most exciting experience of all. Sometimes, s/he’ll even meet you with flowers – thanks, T.!
Don’t worry, we’ve still got a few more months and tons of more tips to come!
Are you in or have you been in an LDR? How do you keep it fun?