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July 21, 2012 8:35 AM Subscribe
What can I do to make my geographically-distant fiancee feel more emotionally close to me?
posted by Scientist to Human Relations (16 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
So my fiancee is off on the other side of the country doing a great internship right now. We've been apart most of the summer for this, and it's putting a little emotional strain on us despite the fact that we both know it's the right thing for her to be doing. I know that she's feeling a little bit neglected and lonely out there, and I want to make it good and help her feel my love for her and feel more connected to me. What can I be doing?
I sort of have difficulty with emotional matters – it's something that she and I joke about between each other, but it's a real issue for me especially when I'm left to my own devices. Beyond calling her and telling her I love her, I'm not really sure what I ought to do. I know that there must be something I can do to bring the love... surely?
This seems like a really silly, remedial question but it's just not something that I've ever been any good at in relationships and I'd really like to get better, fast. I don't have a lot of money but surely that isn't necessary – she's not one who cares about material matters at all, what is important here is the gesture and the thought.
I have her phone number, her e-mail address, her physical address, and her facebook page to work with here. Despite how positively robotic I must seem in my words above, I do have some ideas for things I might do. I'm looking for any and all suggestions, though. I have time on my hands and I'm willing to put a little work in.