I’m sure to single people it doesn’t make sense – but to me it was the favorite part of my day. Granted – it’s a bit harder to manage because of the Long Distance Relationship aspect – but long distances do not have to be painful and lonely.I grew up in a family where we chatted about our day around the dinner table. [For more, check out: The Four Stages of a Long-Distance Relationship – Surviving the Separation] Certainly, it takes a certain type of person to keep a long distance relationship going. There will be fears, tears, frustrations, and lonely nights.Hans Guyt, the Terre des Hommes special projects director told The Globe and Mail: “The moment we got online, we were swamped, like an avalanche.” He added: “These people think they are invisible.
And, when done right, they are the most rewarding thing in the world.
Thankfully we live in the day and age where video chats on Skype are free, easy, and readily available. It took us a couple months of long distance to figure this one out. Because of the time difference (14 hours) we Skype every morning and every evening for AT LEAST 15 minutes.
Here’s a screenshot of the fraud on my account: None of these calls were initiated by me and I know none of the numbers called.
Here’s the pathetic customer service responses to my emails.
And by “worked for me,” I mean that my husband and I survived the distance; we’re happily married now, living in Japan. Between school, work, friends, and studying – it is hard enough to block out 20 minutes for your favorite trashy reality television show, never mind an hour to chat with your significant other. I have much better time management skills, because the only constant thing in my life are my Skype dates.
He lays out a good way to approach LDRs – regardless of whether you expect to be in an LDR for a couple of months or a couple of years. I’ve noticed as soon as we starting Skype once a day, the number of (and the magnitude of) our fights decreased drastically.
Since this is a Relationships Blog, this post is about my relationship with Skype and it stinks :) Skype is really full of disgruntled users.
Their forums are awash with people who have had their accounts hijacked and Skype does nothing about it except tell people to change their passwords – and keep the money used by the fraudsters!
It takes a certain type of person to keep a long distance relationship going. There will be fears, tears, frustrations, and lonely nights.