Holiday plans with friends?
May 11, 2010 9:49 AM Subscribe
My girlfriend and I loved to travel, and for a couple of years we had vague plans that we would go to America. Now we're on a break, and I have the opportunity to go with friends. Should I take it?
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A couple of months ago, my long-distance girlfriend of four years and I decided that we would take a break from each other. We are both at university, and the relationship was getting in the way of our work, friends etc. It was just too hard to keep up daily contact and make each other happy. So we mutually agreed to split on a temporary basis (as we still love each other and want to be together).The terms were that we should go out, do different things, meet new people (but not date new people!) and then meet up at the end of August (after I've finished university). We specifically said we shouldn't contact each other before then.
We travelled a lot in Europe together, but we'd vaguely said to each other that someday we'd go and do a big tour of America. She's already been when she was about 8, but I've never been. A couple of weeks ago 7 of my guy friends invited me to come on a four-week road trip to America they're planning. The route consists of LA, Las Vegas, Denver, Salt Lake City, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, then down the coast and back to LA. So while this isn't a big, cross-continent tour, it is a big chunk of the sights (some of which my girlfriend has already seen when she was 8).
Would it be wrong of me to go on this trip, knowing that my girlfriend and I planned to do something similar?
(P.S. I know this is anonymous, but I'm planning to email jessamyn with replies, so I will have some chance to answer questions.)