Beardy and I have been loving on each other for a long time. We're going on NINE YEARS this year! This started when I thought he looked hot in his football pants when I was 14 and grew to be the greatest, most amazing love I couldn't even dream up. He's supportive and loving and has the biggest heart known to anyone. I feel like I am always striving to be more like him because he's such an amazing friend and partner. lol b if you're reading this, I like you. Things were NOT always like this though. We spent 4 years living in different states and it tore us down. The best way I can explain it is feeling really raw and exposed and at the most basic level. There's something to be said for being in love with someone and not being able to see each other and then almost breaking up all the time because you can't see each other.
I remember being on a run on my favorite roads back home when we were really in the thick of our long distance life. I was silently climbing along and was washed with the idea that I should write a book about how to successfully do long distance love. Not because we were successful at it, but rather because we failed miserably over and over again. Crashing and burning. Every week. For four years. I feel like since we did such a terrible job at this, there may be someone out there who is also struggling and could use some insight.
Well instead of writing a book, I will just write some paragraphs because that's easier to read with a cup of coffee and move on with your day. Below is my list of how-to's for long distance:
This is specific to our relationship and our experience. Yours may be different! Having some friends and family who have also gone through this though there are some common themes. It's nice to know you aren't the only person who feels this or is going through it or has went through it. As always, feel free to reach out for some encouragement or support, I'm very happy to lend an ear or shoulder <3