As I have mentioned on Facebook, I am geographically separated from Hubby for about 3 weeks, him in Singapore and me in the Philippines. This is the first time we’ve been separated this long. Oh boy, I can’t even imagine how couples are able to survive being away from each other for a long time.
Thank you, Skype. I wonder how we would communicate without you!
For the past week, it had been quite sad and sometimes difficult but by God’s grace, it was a week of learning for me too.
I have learned that…
Long distance relationship is hard work. I don’t mean it’s impossible. I just mean it’s hard. I get irritated easily when he does not respond to my messages as fast as I expected him to. I get frustrated when he does not give me his full attention when we chat. I feel that our relationship was more prone to miscommunication and petty quarrels. And again, by God’s grace, He is teaching me to be more patient and to be more understanding.
I also miss our long walks at night when we get to talk about many things about our daily lives, past experiences and even things about the future. I realized how important it really is to spend quality time with your spouse on a daily basis, not just weekly dates.
But then again, there’s always something to thank God for. Although, I miss him so much, now that he is away, I have more time to catch up with my family and friends. It’s a great chance to bond with my girlfriends without feeling guilty. I’m embracing this time and thanking God because I get to have time for myself too.
Have you ever been away from your husband for a long time?
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