Ever heard of a long distance relationship? This is how my husband and I started. This was about five years ago. This is a special kind of relationship I must say, not everyone is capable of having this, but we found our way through it and the long distance relationship became a happy marriage. How our long distance relationship used to be, is something I tell you about today!
A long distance relationship has a long distance in between two loved ones. For us, this was Stockholm (Sweden) and Utrecht (the Netherlands). Sometimes, I met Mache (my husband) only one time in several weeks. Sometimes I met him three weekends in a row. Usually I took a plan right after work on Friday night and came back on Sunday right in time to start working on Monday again. Sometimes I work six days in a row, just to be off for three days and then working another six days in a row, because I had a bit of an irregular schedule. I worked in the weekends as well sometimes.
Missed the plane in London
Portugal Summer Holiday
Best thing about a Long Distance Relationship
Believe me, I am happy that we are living together. However, when I think back on the time that we had a Long Distance Relationship, I have only good memories. The best thing about a Long Distance Relationship is seeing each other again after longing for each other. The first hug on the airport. The smile of Mache when he was picking me up at the airport. The butterflies I felt when the plane was landing in Stockholm, while I was putting on a bit of lipstick to impress him even more ha, ha. All the effort we did for each other! After landing, he often took me out for food or a drink somewhere special in Stockholm. The little surprises. The feelings are stronger, since it’s not possible every day to see each other when you’re in a Long Distance Relationship. Counting down the nights to see each other again after booking the flight and then finally the day is there. I always packed my stuff the night before, I went to work with my hand luggage ready and everyone at work knew “There she goes again”. Everyone was always very happy for me at work and interested in the stories about Stockholm. It was a fun time! It makes me smile when I think back!
Thanks to this Long Distance Relationship, I learned a new language; Swedish. Thanks to the love of my life, I have grown as a person. The Scandinavian culture and the minimalistic lifestyle changed me into a different and happier person. By the way, I found this page about how other bloggers all over the world experienced their LDR. Read more personal stories there!
Would a LDR work for you and do you have any Valentine’s Day plans coming up?
We are probably going to watch a romantic movie while the little one is sleeping, any recommendations?
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