I was excited to be moving on and getting out of the hometown that had felt confining for the past four years of high school. I wasn't happy in my hometown, but I was happy with the people in my life that I was leaving behind. When my boyfriend and I had decided that we were going to give long distance a try, I got a lot of mixed reviews. Some people were judgmental and told me it would never last, and others were more supportive.
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Show less No one's ever said that long distance relationships are easy, but the distance doesn't have to ruin your relationship either. With the right commitment and communication, long distance relationships can actually be more stable than geographically close relationships. Build a reliable partnership, despite the distance: "When you make plans to spend time together, make sure to follow through with those plans. You may also want to be talking about the future, and how you might be in the same area at some point, so that you can look forward to that together. How often should you communicate with your partner in a long-distance relationship?
They have kids, they have base housing, they know their way in and out and through the military like I would know my way through a video game. Nothing makes me feel as self-conscious as being around people who have years of experience over me. I had never felt so alone as when I had to mingle with these people and get to know them, when I was so new to everything relatively speaking and had so little in common with them.
To women who find themselves in the love shackles of a military man, we know all too well how difficult it is to survive a long distance relationship. There are things we can do to improve our relationships with these men when they are with us and when they are not. It is important to remember that happiness is always a conscious choice, no one is ever going to slap us in the face with the happiness stick and cause us to become magically upbeat, positive individuals.