“Every time my husband leaves for six months, I fall in love with him”: a guide to long-distance relationships19.09.2022
Set an end date for a long distance romance
Svetlana, 44 years old
“All the time of our relationship at a distance, the thought that after three years in August, we will finally become a normal couple again helped me. We met for a year and a half, and at that time he was given an excellent job offer, for which he had to fly to another continent. According to the employment contract, he did not have the right to leave the country until the contract expired, that is, for three years. We discussed everything with him seriously and decided that we could handle it. Still, we are not schoolchildren, but adults and experienced people: everyone had a divorce behind them, and there are children.
Time zones are different, and we had a very hard time. But when you know that all this will end in three years and there is even an exact date, then motivation and strength appear somehow by themselves. I visited him once every six months, sometimes more often, and with his daughter from his first marriage. This separation was a real test, but we coped and now we live the way we always dreamed of.