So, it's happened, and I thought this was a good time to start a thread on KR
about it. This is for those of you in a long-distance relationship, so we can talk about things and hopefully support each other a bit. I'd really appreciate it if people didn't write LDR horror/misery stories in here (unless they unfold with the thread, which is unavoidable, and fair enough) because I'm unhappy as it is that my boyfriend is so far away, without having any extra worry.
You might have seen photos of my boyfriend in the snapshots forum, he's a little indie kid like me, except where I have the France fetish, he has an obsession with Japan, that, unfortunately for me, has culminated in him going there for a year to teach English. I'm going to Japan on the 24th of August for a month, and am going to meet up with him after two weeks (around the time of his birthday, possibly on the day - I didn't plan my trip like that but it's fortuitous it's ended up like this). Still, after that I don't have any meeting to look forward to, but I'm trying not to think about anything after my trip for now, except the MA course I'll be starting in October.
ANYWAY, If I didn't have the trip sorted I would be so miserable, more so than I would otherwise, because at the moment it's university holidays and I'm stuck at home, with my annoying family and no friends in a boring, culturally isolated little village. He left last Saturday, when I was at a music festival - I wanted to be with my best friends doing something fun to distract myself. I hadn't really thought until he left about the 9 hour time difference, which has proved difficult to navigate around, as I have a job, and soon he will have one too. But I'm hoping we will sort it out, you know, just teething problems.
Anyone want to talk? I didn't want to make a thread until he left because I knew that thinking about it before then would make me sad and worried, and spoil the last times we'd have together for a while.