Having your loved one traveling a lot without you for work or other purposes, for months may get really frustrating and boring sometimes. This one is a mini version of long distance relations are indeed difficult. The real challenge is to go through the months not being physically near each other and restoring the strong bond when they return.
If you are in a relationship where your partner travels and is mostly away on trips you may have problems coping with it. But always remember difficult times are there and they come and go. Do not over think and distract yourself. Instead engage yourself in something constructive and something that interests you and you will see days flowing like water!
Things to do to Cope with the Absence
You can definitely pursue something that you have wanted to do for long, a hobby or some exciting activity that you have always wished to indulge in. Get into reading or writing, learn an instrument or whatever interests you and makes you happy, instead of thinking about your partner throughout the day. You could also get a hair-cut or even go for a makeover, to surprise your partner when they return!
Maintain regular contact
Make sure you maintain a daily contact and check up on each other. If he is in a place with a bad reception, make sure you’re aware and then you two could plan a time everyday to talk to each other. Have an on-text conversation or video calls or maybe exchange letters to make each other feel important.
Understand the importance of space
You need to realize the fact that he is away to do something that he has probably always wanted to do. So it’s okay to let him be. He would appreciate that you’re flexible and understanding.
Keep a pet
You can also consider keeping a pet because they’ll consume a lot of your time. And who knows you’ll fall in love again! Pets can be more understanding that you can ever imagine. You could cuddle up with them and even share your thoughts and secrets!
Always remember, a relationship requires its share of being together and being apart. You can always find new things to concentrate on while your partner’s away. Having a new hobby and investing your time in it would distract you from the bad thoughts of being avoided and ignored and you’ll have an even strong bond and understanding when your partner’s back. It might even be that your partner would want to travel with you instead of being all alone and you two could stay together henceforth.
Obviously, there are a lot of potential positives that can come out of these situations. Always remember never to let it affect you so much that you stop yourself from achieving your personal goals.