My favourite person in the world is probably Mr Amanda. OK we aren’t actually married yet but you get the picture.
The thing is we met on a holiday when we were in our late teens and started to date. He lived in Scotland and I lived in Manchester so our whole relationship has been built from a long distance relationship early on. I don’t know what the longest I’ve been apart from him is because in the early stages of our relationship it was the spending time together that was the easiest thing to calculate.
We’ve lived together now for 6 years and thanks to his work we still spend long periods of time apart. I don’t do anything differently other then the fact I can do my stuff for longer. I don’t have to share the TV or get off the phone. I don’t need to stop texting someone or stop playing a game. Being apart or being together doesn’t really change anything for us.
Maybe we’re not normal but as much as we love each other the time we spend together and apart means nothing in the long run. We talk every day regardless and we always manage to be there when the other needs us. Starting from a position of distance made our relationship strong enough that distance means nothing now.
Its probably why he’s my favourite person!
Long distance relationships are something I think get stigmatised a lot but I think if you truly love someone the bond you make by being apart for a long period of time is deeper then one if you are in each others pockets!