I flew to Chicago and New York a few weeks ago, with a combined time of 2 weeks of being away from home. I went for work and had a lovely time. I experienced new restaurants, I went ice-skating in Rockefeller Center, met new people. While it was fun to experience these new things, I couldn’t help but wish that I was experiencing them with the love of my life. Since we said ‘I Do’ a little over three years ago, we haven’t spent more than a weekend apart. So it was a real eye opener to how much I need to be around him, when I was away from him for a two week span. You start to miss the little things, like the way he tucks you in before falling asleep, a kiss on the forehead to wake me up each morning, or even enjoying a Netflix show with dinner. I was in arguably the best city on earth and all I could think about was what he might be doing, or how much I wished he could experience what I was eating or seeing. I know, I know, I’m being mushy but I can’t help it. Am I alone in feeling this way? Have you experienced something similar with your loved one?
For us, we did a few things each day to help us get through the stretch of being a part. So on your next time apart, try these few tips to help ease the pain.
- Text each morning and each evening. Since we weren’t around each other to start our day, I enjoyed rolling out of bed and the first thing I’d do was text my husband and wish him a good day. It helps set the tone for the rest of the day and lets the other person know that you are thinking about them. The same goes for saying goodnight at the end of each day.
- Call if you can. While I wasn’t able to call every day, it was nice to chat every once in a while to catch up and to simply say ‘I Love You’.
- Shop for Souvenirs: I had so much going about each day, scouring the city for things my husband would find neat or interesting. It served as a fun project to keep on mind each day.
- For you ladies, pack a shirt of his. I packed a shirt of my husbands and slept in it a couple of nights as a way to feel close to him each evening.
What are some things you and your loved one do to help with being away from one another?