Have you been a long-term long distance relationship? Would you be willing to be in one?
I recently got back into contact with an old friend who I hadn’t spoken to in 7 or 8 years. At that time, he had just started dating this woman in the UK. He lived in Michigan, US. I had assumed that they were a great couple together, but the distance would kill the relationship. After all these years, they are still together, but they still live an ocean apart from each other.
One advantage they have is that they are self employed and have very mobile jobs. He is an illustrator and she’s a writer. They can easily spend several months at a time together in one place. He may spend 4 months with her, then she spends 3 months with him. Sometimes they go traveling to a neutral location in Europe, North or South America. They spend 2–4 months of the year apart. They have no intention of moving to the same location and never plan to marry. But they do intend to be together for a very long time.
It sounds glamorous, but very stressful to me. Of course, I am a total sloth and I would be far to lazy to keep up a relationship that required so much travel. They seem to have a good thing going, though.
I was just wondering if anyone else has had such a relationship, or would be open to being in such a relationship. I’d like to hear stories!