Long Distance Love: Battling the Difficulty of Distance

 

Christine has packed up and gone! Well not exactly, but at least for a couple of months. Don’t worry, nothing has happened,  it was just time for her to go back to the States for a visit and a number of important weddings over the Summer. I wish I could have gone back with her, but my current situation sees me staying in Australia and away from Christine for the next 2 months.

This is our reality. I come from Australia, Christine comes from the U.S, we met in Peru, we traveled Latin America for 2 years and now we’re trying to work out what’s next.

 

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Enjoying the simpler times in Mexico

For now we’re in Australia working to save up some cash, but a constant elephant in the room is…. where are we going to end up? That’s a question way too big, complicated and personal to answer at the moment, but the truth is we don’t exactly need to answer it right now. We’re together and we’re happy. But this long distance love caper sucks!

We’ve already experienced two months apart over Christmas, and that was tough. Last December I’d recently returned home to Australia after two years away. Christine stayed in the States to spend Xmas with family and she was due to return just before New Years. Unfortunately a delayed visa application had us waiting on a day-to-day basis for the visa to be cleared and Christine to jump on her flight. When she finally arrived it felt like a lifetime had passed!

This time we have a date set (more or less), and we know what to expect. We’re also busy with routine life, so at least we’ll be kept distracted. That’s what I’m hoping anyway. Between work, uni, blogging, football and catching up with friends and family, I reckon I’ve got it covered! But no matter how busy I keep myself I’m never going to be complete until Christine is back by my side. She’s my partner in crime, my little adventurer and my best friend!

So until then it’s a lot of WhatsApp, Skype and emails. I’ll be right!

 

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Have you ever had to deal with long distance love? Drop me an email and tell me all about it. Or send me some words of encouragement to help get me through the months.


24 thoughts on “Long Distance Love: Battling the Difficulty of Distance”

  1. I feel for you guys! I am from Poland, my boyfriend from England, we met in Ecuador, now live in Berlin and in 3 months we are leaving for a work and travel year to New Zealand. It is crazy how you can meet your other half across the world. Luckily so far we haven’t experienced long distance relationship, but had friends who did, and they all said the same, it sucks. So I hope the time will fly for you fast and you will be reunited sooner than you think!

    • Thanks Marta, sounds like we have a pretty similar situation going on. It certainly is crazy that you can travel half way around the world and just randomly meet that one person that will change your life. One week down already 🙂 If you make it past Oz when in NZ make sure to drop us a line.

  2. Cuddle pillows sprayed with her perfume, I hear that’s the solution.

    Until you get one of those, I’ll just keep bringing in baked goods so you can eat your emotions.

    On a plus side.. You get to see Renee, Marmo, Gale and I on a daily basis, lucky you!

  3. Good luck guys! My boyfriend and I did the long distance thing for five months once and it was HORRIBLE. It was also super fraught with tension because we weren’t entirely sure we were going to get back together / be in the same place. I think now that we are way more secure in our relationship, a two month long distance wouldn’t be terrible. Still wouldn’t choose it though!

  4. Hey Julián !

    This is Arturo ! The kid that you guys meet back in Mexico City !

    You’ll probably remember the “fake interview” you guys helped the two kids for the Berklee College of Music audition, you guys made the difference, and andres and me really want to thank you guys for that.

    So finally after 1 year of financial problems, applying for scholarships, and getting my musical skills together I’m going to Boston !! But the problem is the girl i been dating for the past 4 years is going to Orlando !

    Yep!! we both reached our dreams but it seems we are going to have a long distance relationship in our hands hahahaha it kinds of breaks my heart but I’m happy for the both of us !!!

    Just want it to say hi man ! And that I feel you bro ! It seems we are in the same deal !

    Love the blog btw !! Keep it up !

    • Hey Arturo! So good to hear from you man! Of course we remember you guys. It’s so awesome to hear you finally made it to Boston. I true testament to never give up on your dreams and to always keep pushing!
      Sounds like your long distance relationship is going to be tougher than ours, but hey, if you can make it this far I think you’ll both be fine!
      Glad you’re enjoying the blog. Stay in touch and let us know how you’re going. You’re a legend!

  5. I haven’t really experienced this, I’ve always been lucky enough to be with my partner especially since we started travelling. The only time we were apart was in March when we spent 20 days in different countries, that was incredibly tough so I understand you perfectly. Keeping ourselves busy helped a lot and when we met up again was so incredibly nice 🙂

  6. It is hard when your partner is from a different country. I am a Kiwi and my boyfriend is South African, we have had to spend a few long periods apart, the longest being 4 1/2 months at the beginning of our relationship when my visa expired for the UK and I had to go back home to get a student visa. It definitely makes you appreciate your relationship and the other person more and ultimately I think it was a good thing for our relationship.

    • Yeah it certainly does suck. 4 1/2 months is a long time, that must have been really tough! Glad it’s all going good now. And we know what you mean about appreciating the relationship, I think in the end this makes us even stronger.

  7. What a situation to be in, I can only imagine how hard it is to be apart after spending so much time together while traveling. Travis and I spent two semesters apart while he was at University and it was tough, but also so worth it because now it’s over and we get to be together 🙂 There is a tonne of light at the end of this two month tunnel!

  8. Me and my fiance were apart for three months when I moved to Mexico and it was incredibly hard. As long as you have skype and a reliable internet connection it gets a bit easier though 🙂

  9. I know the feeling 🙂 You’ll make it. Both of you are lucky enough for coming from two countries that make it easy for you to travel, visa wise. Me and my (now) husband went through some battles but made through it. 🙂

    • Thanks Sandra! Yes, we are definitely lucky that we come from relatively easy to travel to countries. Visas shouldn’t be too much of an issue either when we figure out where we’re going to settle. Glad your husband and you got through it as well!

  10. I feel for you guys. I know how difficult long distance is … my husband and I are still long-distance and we’ve been together for 8 years. It definitely has its challenges but it has made us stronger and we appreciate and cherish each other more, I think. Fortunately, we’ve never had long separations like you guys but even a few weeks apart can be hard so I can understand how hard a few months is! In the end, love will win out and you’ll find a way to be together. But in the meantime, thank goodness for modern technology! Best of luck!!

    • Wow, 8 years that amazing! Your relationship must be very strong. Its been tough but luckily coming to an end very soon. And yes, thank goodness for technology. I can’t imagine how hard it would be without phones and Skype! Thanks for sharing your story.

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