We swapped emails and phone numbers, not having any clue that our wedding in Hawaii would be less than three years later. I firmly believe that you can make anything work if you want to. I wont lie – long distance for 18 months was incredibly hard, but we made it work by maintaining the following. I got an amazing phone plan where I had unlimited calls to international mobiles, and we would talk for hours.
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Mike had gone online, found a florist in my area and ordered them to be delivered…from America! 60 days out from us meeting in Scotland for New Years 2011 I received a box which had 60 letters; one each day until we met up!
So in summary, take it from me – long distance relationships work if you want them to.
We spent two weeks in London in June of that year (where he proposed again, with a ring this time!
), and he was back in Australia in October for our engagement party.
We have a pretty incredible story – so I’m told – which included pulling off one of the greatest long distance relationships ever, being almost 15,000 kilometers apart. Before we knew it we had spent hours talking to each other and laughing together, and found ourselves sitting beneath a starry African sky in the early AM hours.
Dinner had turned into breakfast and we forced ourselves to say goodbye before heading towards separate flights. If you truly want something to work, and you put everything you have into it, you’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish.
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me my relationship was doomed I would be set for life.