Have Your Own Hallmark Day

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Lately I seam to be the go to person for advice, so some of my sages of wisdom will be reproduced on the blog

So as regular readers will know, I am in a long-distance relationship. I live about 144km away from himself and as we both depend on public transport it takes about 2hrs plus for us to travel to see each other.

So I was recently asked, by someone else in a long-distance relationship for some advice on Valentines Day. It was uncanny, but it was asked on Wednesday night, when Russell and myself were celebrating a “pseudo Valentines Day”. Yes a pseudo Valentines Day.

Why did we do this? This was our first Valentines together so I wanted it to be something sspecial.Also before I saw him on Monday, the last time I had seen Russell was the 2nd of January which was a full month since I had seen him! As after thius week we didnt know when we would see each other again, so we decided that while he was up we would celebrate our Valentines Day. It was also a chance for me to spoil him after his exams.

We did the whole proper thing, we exchanged cards, we went out to dinner (Fenns Quay, divine!) and now to me if does feel like Valentines Day has passed.

Being in a long distance relationship is not easy, but planning and dedication (and of course love!) will help. So celebrating events like Valentines Day when you can get time together is how it should be done.

Russell and myself actually liked this idea so much we have decided that we will celebrate Valentines Day on the 4th of February every year. So that it will be our day.

So if your not going to be with your loved one on Valentines Day, have your own!

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Author: Stephen

Cork born and bred, proud European and Irishman. Involved in many organisations and politics. Also writes for SpirtualityIreland.org and UCC Express.

5 thoughts on “Have Your Own Hallmark Day”

  1. Dude! Are you kidding me? 144km?

    As the crow flies, my lady’s house is 5,757.3km away from the front step of mine (thanks Google Earth!).

    The pseudo-valentine’s day is a nice idea though – I might propose it rather than spending another $60 on sending her flowers!

    ‘Long distance’ is all relative, but so long as it’s worth it, I’m glad to hear you guys are making it work!

  2. yes sully 144km, which a mighty long way for me, who has no car and is going out with a student (that sounds bad, but he is older then me)

    As you say it is all relative, but this is my first long distance relationship and hopefully my only one!

    Glad you like the idea! Best of luck with it! 😀

  3. 6735.562 km between Paul and I, but we are doing what it takes to make it work 🙂 The distance is hard, but I think it really forces you to communicate and compromise in ways you wouldn’t living in the same place. By the time you are together, you’ll have already worked out the issues people normally run into further down the road 🙂

  4. Suburban, you are sooo right. you do have to resolve things alot sooner and communication is so important. There is only one person I can spend 2 hours on the phone with and that is Russell! 🙂

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