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This week.

I miss my husband. I miss him more than I thought I would. Which is good and bad.

I am having a hard time dealing at work for some reason. I feel like I am grieving, but have no idea why. :(

He will be coming home for 24 hours this weekend. Hopefully that will help?

How do military wives and other long distance wives do this? I feel so...lost...



( 7 Tummy Rubs — Pet Angela? )
Oct. 13th, 2010 07:00 pm (UTC)
:( I'm sorry that you guys are separated! What is going on? I'm not sure if I ever saw you talk about it... I have no idea what I would do. I felt anxious and lonely just from not having Chris around for the weekend this past week. :/
Oct. 13th, 2010 07:04 pm (UTC)
Husband took a temp contract job up in Erie, PA. The job market here in Brevard county (Space Coast) Florida, is....less than spectacular and he need to leave the toxic environment of his old job.

Good news is 6ish months we think...bad news...he is in Erie, PA and not here with me. :(

Thanks for the thoughts. :)
Oct. 13th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
Oh man, that really sucks! I hope you guys will be able to see each other frequently enough that you don't go completely crazy. Good luck!!
Oct. 14th, 2010 12:44 am (UTC)
I miss you too!!
I miss you a lot too, and I am not sure how other people manage this. It will probably get easier, but a few months seems like a very long time. At least I will be home most weekends...and Skype definitely helps. XOXOXOXO
Oct. 14th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
It never gets easy, but...
Oy. I am so sorry for the distance. Being in love means being sustained by your proximity to someone, and Erie is a long way from anything good.

I missed Theresa when we could not be together. I miss Connie when I am away too. I miss the Godchild.

What I have learned is that reach out is the key. Here's what happening, here's how I am feeling. Here's a complete surprise package!

All of it helps.

I wish you warmth and as much joy as you can muster.

Oct. 14th, 2010 12:28 pm (UTC)
When I went through something similar I found it helped to develop some guidelines and traditions for the time you're together (e.g. chores only every other visit, choose favorite meals or activities, etc.) and to pamper yourself when you're apart. Use the feather pillow that he's allergic to, rent movies he wouldn't like, monopolize the remote control, learn a new skill (bonus points if you take on a chore that used to be exclusively his).
Oct. 14th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Cam was gone for 6 weeks at a time down in NOLA. he would be home for 4 days and then gone again.

you do grieve for the missing time/routine/etc. After the first couple of weeks or so...you build some new temporary routines (kinda like workaround programs).

It makes it a little easier and you develop some coping mechanisms as well.

It never gets 'okay'...but it does get manageable.

In addition, the first few weeks until i had new routines in place, my 'reality' felt kinda skewed...a little unreal at times. That gets better too, but didn't entirely go away.

if you wanna talk...you know where i am :)
( 7 Tummy Rubs — Pet Angela? )