Overall, there are just over 7 million couples (14-15 million individuals) in the US who consider themselves in a long distance relationship.
Back to top, click here Compared to 2000 there are 839,000 more long-distance marriages in 2005.
I was extra-aware of colors, noises, the taste of the coffee I sipped, my own breathing.
During the first few years of my relationship with my husband, Mike, he spent about half his time traveling to different countries for work. The combination of nerves and excitement usually meant I didn’t sleep well the night before his flight.
Whenever he was due back, I always started to get wound up about the reunion a couple of days before his arrival.
In the arrivals lounge of the airport, I used to keep one eye on the gate and one eye on all the stories unfolding around me.
Have you ever noticed how people who are picking someone up at the airport are usually happy and excited? Little kids squeal with excitement when they see their parents approaching. During those periods of waiting for Mike to step through the gate I’d feel suspended between two different existences–the life I lived alone and the life we lived together.