I was talking to one of the guys in work about my relationship. He’d known I had a girlfriend but somehow we hadn’t gone past that fact.
He asked how I was, and such, and I replied that I was happy this was shift 7 in the count down, he asked what countdown so I explained to him the next 6 / 7 weeks and we got chatting about how Danielle and I met, how we weren’t a typical LDR (I don’t mean to categorise but like we don’t just Skype a few times a week and that’s it), and he was so supportive which mean’t a lot. We normally have a good banter back and forth based on the fact I’m 5ft 5 and he’s like 6ft 7 but for once we had a pretty “serious” chat; see the thing is he’s from England so knows about leaving the place he’s known and moving somewhere. He said “that’s actually how I came to this Godforsaken country in the first place *wink*, my brother met his other half online” (or it was his sister meeting her bf, I can’t remember), and he went on to say that he totally gets it, he know it’s tough and such and he’s “not one of those narrow minded people who even in this day and age will judge people who meet online”.
And honestly trying not to judge him but I was so happily surprised when we talked about this; he is also someone who backs that idea of having your “one”. I was saying how it’s almost 5 month since I sent a certain text telling Danielle that I liked her but wasn’t sure what we were going to do and how far we’ve come from there, and how different it was, and he said “Well Dougy boy, when you know you know, I’ve only been with (name is girl he married 3 weeks back) 2 years and I knew when I met her!”.
I wouldn’t blame you if you have your reservations, it’s only human nature, we see relationships fail all the time, but we also see those remarkable ones which keep going, and I know ours will be one of them.
I couldn’t care what most people think of my relationship but I’m so happy everyone I talk to is chuffed for me, and it’s nice to have kind words said about us, in a way it may only be 5 months since we started, but we’ve been talking constantly for the past 8 months. I will happily say that I want to spend the rest of my life with Danielle. It’s not just that I feel different and everything is much better, it’s the order of magnitude of how incredibly great it is.