Being in a long distance relationship is hard, but being separated from your significant other during the holidays is especially difficult.
As Christmas is creeping around the corner, I can feel my longing creeping along with it. My boyfriend was allowed to take leave for ONE holiday… A ridiculous concept to me, but I don't know what else I would expect from the Marine Corps.
My boyfriend decided that he would take leave for Thanksgiving, rather than Christmas, and, though we discussed and agreed upon this, I am now missing him. I find myself wishing he could be here, that we could do cheesy holiday things together like, see the Christmas lights, watch holiday movies and spend time with our families.
We will have the opportunity to do these things, sure, but it will be rushed since he will have to return after a brief weekend visit. Though I appreciate this time I will have to spend with him, I can't help but feel a bit disappointed it will be so short.
Despite the time frame, I plan to cram all the holiday shenanigans I can into our weekend together. This is how we will make the most of our time together during these holiday season. Being apart during the holidays is difficult, to be honest, but I find a way to cope with being away from my significant other by making the most the time we DO have together.
By creating our perfect holiday celebration during the weekend we have, I have an opportunity to appreciate being with my boyfriend during this festive season. I can forget about the time we will be apart and, instead, make the most of our holiday weekend. One of the aspects that come with being in a long-distance relationship is having to make sacrifices but, when the person you're in a relationship with is worth it, these sacrifices are trivial.
As the saying goes, distance means so little, when someone says so much.
For all those missing their boo during the holidays, make the most of the time you have, save the memories you make and be sure that you can share all the holiday shenanigans that occur when you're not together with your significant other later.
That will make being apart during the holidays just that much easier and can even make being without your partner somewhat bearable. Hold on to the knowledge that they are worth it and remember that it's hard for you, but it's hard for them as well. You got this. Stay strong.
Remember that the holiday season is really about being thankful for and celebrating the people you care about and holding tight to their mutual love for you.
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