I am usually just a lurker on the boards, but thought I’d start a thread and see if anyone else is in a similar situation.
My FI and I were engaged in June 2010, and literally two weeks after our engagement he left the country and won’t be back until August… of 2012. He’s doing great work in a developing country and his plans for the work were made well in advance of our relationship becoming serious. And while there are times that I miss him so much, I support him and what he’s doing. The biggest challenges are the inconsistent communication (due to the nature of his work we sometimes we have to go weeks without phone calls/emails/skype) and the wedding planning. We’re planning for the wedding to take place in October 2012 and want it to be in Cincinnati. I’m currently living in St. Louis, but grew up and my family is in Cincinnati, FI’s entire family is abroad, so for us it makes sense to have the wedding in Cincinnati.
Is anyone else in a long-distance relationship? Or trying to plan a wedding in Cincinnati from afar?