Studying abroad without my SO
July 8, 2005 7:15 AM Subscribe
One month from today I will be leaving the US to study abroad in Denmark. My SO of 4+ years will not be coming with me. How can we make the five-month separation easier?
posted by Crushinator to human relations (15 answers total)
My boyfriend and I live together and are used to seeing each other every day. We have been apart in the past for a week or two at a time and these short separations have been manageable, but five months is going to feel like a long time.
Communication will be a bit more challenging than I had hoped since there is no Internet access where I will be staying, although I will have my notebook with me and will be able to get online on campus, at WiFi access points, and at Internet cafes. I was hoping to use Skype
, but I think this will be more difficult without Internet in my room. I don't think I could get into text messaging. I'll probably get a cellphone and call on weekends.
What have others done when they were separated from their SOs for (relatively) long periods of time? Did you do anything special together before the time apart? How did you keep in touch? What did it feel like to be separated from someone you're used to seeing every day? How can we make the experience generally easier and more pleasant?
Just to clarify: I am very excited about my planned study abroad and very grateful for my SO's support. I don't want to sound like a baby, I just want to make my trip as enjoyable as possible.