I forgot to mention this, but it was a pretty big deal to me...
I often call bfs parents in London and talk to them, at least once every two weeks to say hi and see how they are. Yesterday, my Mom and Dad were out with my Grandma who is visiting (and very nosy and doesn't know about our relationship...she's not...the super sweet Grandma you'd want to tell everything to) so I took the chance to call his parents when I was alone.
His Mom is pretty shy when we talk seeing as we've only met a good four times or so because we're so far apart, but she likes to talk to me on the phone. Also, my Gujarati is not great so we have to speak English, although it's not her first language. Often our conversations are very short and are about the weather.
Yesterday, I was determined to talk to her longer and gave it a shot. We ended up talking about a lot of things and I confided in her and told her how worried I am or sad I am about leaving my parents...and I couldn't hold in any tears and I just was crying a bit. Not sobbing or anything. And she comforted me quite a bit. She told me that after 30 years, she still cries over seeing her family, that I can go see mine and our home is open to them whenever they want. That she wants us to have ONE big family, not two separate families and that she understands very much how I feel. In addition, she told me that if I am ever upset with her, she wants me to say, "Mom, you said __________ to me" and she wants to be able to say "I'm sorry" so that we can move on. It was a really nice talk because we hardly talk about anything serious mostly because we are shy and are uneasy but this was a big step forward. His Dad also knew I was upset (he was in the room and could hear her talking to me) and also comforted me and told me that they're only a flight away.
It felt good and I really think it was good step in the right direction for both of us, not to mention I think it made bf pretty happy as well as he had no idea I was calling and was not at home himself.