Amelie (30 years old) met her husband on the internet. For 2 years, the couple had a long-distance relationship: Amelie reveals the secrets of successful long-distance love!
Like many other women, I met the man of my life on the internet. One day, George came across my blog: interested, he ended up sending me a message. For my part, it intrigued me and I couldn’t resist the urge to answer him… The beginning of a beautiful story. Immediately, I felt that there was “something” between us: for 15 days, we discussed without counting the hours. I was 20 years old: for me, George was Prince Charming.
“I met the man of my life on the internet“
Except that, of course, there was a catch: he lived in Livingston, me in London. Truth be told, I couldn’t even place Livingston on a map! On the other hand, his mother lived in Derby, in the Center of the UK: so we decided to meet at her house, halfway, on the occasion of a famous music festival…
A decision taken on a whim… which caused a few sleepless nights! What if I don’t like it after all? What if he doesn’t like me? Worse: what if he wasn’t the man he claimed to be on the internet? When I got on the train, I couldn’t get enough… But as soon as I saw him, I knew it was “him”: we kissed on the platform, like in a movie. After half an hour, we felt like we had known each other forever.
“The secret of our long distance relationship: communication… and trust”
As a result, we started a long distance relationship, London-Livingston. For me, it was very hard: I felt really alone, far from my lover. Fortunately, we talked constantly: I had even changed my phone plan to be able to feel closer to him. We sent hundreds of text messages a day, we spent our time on the phone.
“…started a long distance relationship, London-Livingston. For me, it was very hard: I felt really alone…”
I think that’s what kept us going during the first months: communication was uninterrupted and we really had the feeling of living “together” since we told each other everything. I felt close to him, and vice versa.
We saw each other about once a month, always at his mother’s house: each time, it was heartbreaking to have to get back on the train, heading for London. In order not to crack, I repeated to myself “we will soon be reunited”…
Between us there was an indestructible trust: I knew he couldn’t hurt me…or deceive me. Moreover, George was not a big party animal – he was even rather geeky – so I honestly didn’t feel threatened by his (few) friends!
“We moved into a small house: our love nest. Finally both, every day!”
It lasted 2 years: in other words an eternity. As soon as I finished my studies, I made the choice to join him at Livingston. We moved into a small house: our love nest. Finally both, every day!
George and I have been together for 9 years now. We got married in May 2011, we have 2 children and…we are expecting twins. “And they lived happily…”