My girlfriend and I have been dating a little over 2 years and 2 months now.
Unfortunately, approximately 1 year was spent in a long distance relationship in which she was staying in the US
and I was staying in Brussels, Belgium.
Now even though that might sound awful, which it certainly was at times, we managed to make the best out of it by sending each other packages filled with goodies, letters, watching movies simultaneously while on Skype, or by cooking the same meal together.
We also managed one or the other visit during that period but it didn’t exceeded a stay longer than 10 days.
In September of 2013 my girlfriend moved to Ghent, Belgium, in order to pursue her advanced masters degree.
You can imagine how thrilled we both were to finally be together in one place for longer than just a couple of weeks.
However, about 2 months after she got here, things started to get uncomfortable.
There seemed to be something lurking over us and we started to get into each others way.
To be honest, I had been in a slump and wasn’t doing anything productive but watching Youtube videos on repeat.
I later understood how that could be annoying and how it started to make me less attractive towards my girlfriend.
Indeed, there are more factors to attraction than just your physical appearance.
After spending a couple of days apart from each other I finally realized what had been causing all this discomfort
and I managed to pull myself out of the hole I had been in.
My girlfriend and I found each other again and we decided to take it slow and give it a fresh start.
It’s now Cinco de Mayo, and over the past months
I have had the best moments with my partner.
Things just became natural again and the bond we had is renewed
and even stronger than before.
Unfortunately Kristine is going back to Ghent today, and since I’m living in Brussels, even though it’s only a 50 minute ride, it’s always hard to let your significant other go when you’ve been having fun and enjoying each others company over the last 4 days.
Share as many moments with your partner as you can.
If there’s something you wanna do then don’t wait till next time- do it now.
People get separated on a daily basis, if it’s for a short or long period of time, and we take things for granted.
So go have that ice cream, go watch that movie or go take that walk through the city because it will be one additional memory that will comfort you when you’re alone, waiting for the other to come back to you.
Have a nice one.