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Mar 18, We never planned to have a long-distance relationship. But breaking up seemed unbearable when it came time for me to graduate college and. Jun 8, I moved to London and we were still kind of long distance but at least in the same time zone. We both moved to Boston. I went back to New York. What makes a successful long distance relationship? from NYC (she's in Boston), so I'm able to go up there on a fairly consistent basis. Long Island City, NY.
His relationship had succeeded in lasting, but by adapting so that the separations in fact defined it. If you go through with it, then West Hartford or similar is the best choice.
You will wake up together and be in the same place on the weekends, unless you choose otherwise. You'll have a place to grow together as a couple. We've done the long distance thing for several interludes, and this is actually a big deal. We normally love traveling both quick weekend trips and long jauntsbut it's really hard to find the energy and money for even a day trip when one person has just spent a day commuting by driving or flying.
Long distance vacations "Let's meet in Cancun! Although we've done it and made it work, I'd agree with mitschlag that the better choice is to not do it, or to do it for a very limited time. In addition to the relationship stresses, it also hurts other things. Good luck maintaining a good social life if you are out of town every weekend; good luck with your exercise and cooking routine when you are traveling irregularly; good luck looking like the perfect employee when you never get drinks with the boss because you are catching the 5: There are a lot of costs, and not all that many benefits.
And, as noted above, maintaining two households is expensive, even if one of them is a very minimal studio apartment. That's two internet connections and all other utilities, all the travel costs, furniture for both places, and so on. Especially since it's so hard to get another job in the first place, one or both of you may feel financially trapped into the job you're in now and never be able to move.
Hubby and I did this for 6 years and, although we were ultimately glad that he was able to move back here, it worked pretty well most of the time. I think LDRs are OK for capable and self-contained introverts who are happy doing their own thing without constant interaction. Based on your username I'm going to guess that you might also be an introvert with some geeky solitary interests. If that's true, this situation might work OK for you too.
In my case, I love having a lot of time alone to pursue my hobbies and interests without distraction. Also things I really should do but hate doing e. Factors that made it work: Hubby's job was flexible and his boss was very accommodating. Hubby was a field service rep so he was constantly flitting from one site to another and nobody expected him to be in one place from 9 - 5.
He could also handle a lot of stuff by phone and email, so it often didn't matter where he was physically. So every 6 - 8 weeks he would come here for about a week.
I went to his place for the traditional long holidays like Thanksgiving. In between visits, we spent about an hour on FaceTime nearly every evening, which is probably equivalent to how much we'd interact on weeknights before he moved out, except in one big block instead of little snippets. We also don't have kids.
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Yes it's more expensive to maintain 2 households, and the plane tickets added up as well, but luckily we could afford it. We were also healthy and felt capable of handling most things without help and the other things could wait until a visit. If you and your husband are also healthy, capable, and free of huge responsibilities like kids, ailing parents, a house in constant need of repair, etc it can be a nice arrangement for a couple of introverts: Good luck in whatever you decide!
Why we ultimately decided to live together again: No regrets, though - we both enjoyed our time apart, mostly, and don't feel like it had any long-term effect on our marriage.
Maybe it even helped a little ;- posted by Quietgal at 9: My husband's future job is a postdoc in a lab which promises to have a good intellectual environment, very good funding and access to many resources. There is no "fixed" end date per se, but it does have a limited lifespan. Of course who knows what will happen after that We will not be able to travel every weekend due to financial and time constraints and we have looked into living in CT and it would not work.
The commute would be awful for both of us. My job also requires that I be at work every morning at 7am sharp. Just something to consider. Can you plan now to check in regularly about how it's impacting your relationship, with an agreement about what you'll do if it turns out not to feel sustainable?
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From what I hear from my postdoc friend, they tend to last years or so. I think a marriage can do that, hopefully! In which case, good luck.
What are the odds of you having your dream jobs in the same location in the future? If they are low, what do you envision your marriage looking like long-term?
I had a long distance marriage for a year, and it can work, but is not something I would choose outside of dire circumstances. Think hard about this one. Please understand that I'm not using the term 'Dream Job' lightly. For reasons, I'm not going to go into detail why these are dream jobs. While I appreciate that this is not an ideal situation, surely there are many other couples in similar situations - diplomatic jobs, jobs in long distance transit, military careers, NGO, professional sports, etc.
I'd like suggestions on how to make the best out of a difficult situation. I have been in one other long distance relationship in the past - he and I hadn't been dating long before it became long distance and for that and other reasons, it wasn't a good long distance relationship.Our Long Distance Relationship (Boston- Greece) - Deny
I understand how difficult it is to establish and maintain a long distance relationship. I am extremely apprehensive about this and am looking for concrete suggestions on how to make this as functional as possible. The chorus of responses telling me that this is a bad idea and doom, doom, doom is really, really not helpful. I cannot FIAMO because each person who responds 'doom, doom, doom' has coupled their response with a vague suggestion endpoints and living somewhere in CT or MAthus making it hard for me to say that they haven't answered the question.
If you read my question, you'll note that I mentioned being apprehensive and hoping for good advice. I'm already quite capable of catastrophizing the situation. Please help me de-catastrophize. Hubby decided unilaterally to take the job out of state, and I felt hurt and abandoned for a few weeks but eventually I found that I really liked certain aspects, as I explained above.
You might find your own unexpected silver lining, too. Beyond that, try to visit in person for several days at a time - normal weekends aren't long enough to accomplish anything substantial - and schedule visits in advance so you have something to look forward to. Also have a plan for emergencies and not-really-emergencies-but-it-would-be-good-to-get-some-help-here situations. Try to stay on top of things so that they don't become emergencies, so pay attention to car maintenance and stuff like that.
Another reason for scheduling longer visits is so that you can take care of things together, since a lot of stuff is just easier with 2 people home repair projects, medical procedures requiring a little post-op pampering, etc. Lastly, try to give yourself things to look forward to in addition to your visits together.
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Are there things you've always wanted to try but your husband wasn't interested? This is your chance to take an art class, dabble in photography, watch some schmaltzy movies, join a book club, learn to play the guitar, or whatever else floats your boat but not his.
There will be a re-adjustment period, no doubt about it, but you also had to adjust to living together in the first place and you made it through that. Some aspects of your new situation will be not so great but don't overlook the value of "me time". For example, when I missed him, I would sit down and write a letter to him, just talking about my day, what I had for dinner, silly things that reminded me of him.
Then I'd post it to him and when the letter arrived, it would be a lovely treat for both of us! It's really important to have scheduled time to talk, Skype etc Sometimes the smallest gestures make a difference. You see something you think he would like?
Buy it for him and send it by mail, take a picture and text him that you miss him. There's always the chance to turn a negative into a positive. She had the habit of bringing home every piece of metal or wood or God knows what she found in alleys for her potential art projects.
Our courtship happened when people were still communicating by phone, snail mail and, as an occasional luxury, airplanes. Smartphones, texting, Facebook and Skype followed not too long after, but not soon enough for us.
In any era, long-distance relationships are fraught with challenges, but a new study in the Journal of Communication confirms what many couples — who remain together despite the separation — already know: The results suggest that communication media, such as video chatting and texting, can indeed help bridge the physical gap.
Researchers recruited 63 couples from an American university, half of whom were in long-distance relationships. The result, based on student reports, was that long-distance relationships involved equal or more trust and satisfaction compared with those of geographically close counterparts. In fact, researchers found that long-distance couples tend to try harder to maintain affection and intimacy — to which my old phone bills, airline tickets and FedEx care packages would attest.
I was broke but felt as though our relationship grew stronger over time through sheer effort. And, in fact, the findings back previous studies that have investigated rapport in distance communications," says Anthony Centore, a therapist in Boston who has counseled people in long-distance relationships.
Some people but not all like the freedom the distance offers. Did I mention I had no friends at the time? New York-based relationship coach Rachel DeAlto, who had a long-distance relationship with someone in Los Angeles, insists there has to be an end date for the physical separation. You also need to recognize whether you are the kind of person who can make a long-distance relationship work, and whether it can truly meet your needs.
But beyond the sexy factor, confident people succeed because it never occurs to them they might fail," she says. Sure, we miss each other, but we vocalize that in a positive way, not a whiny, passive-aggressive way.