HIMMGF–Part 23–Friendsgiving

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Catch up on my British girlfriend’s recent trip visit to me in America! Read all “How I Met My Girlfriend” posts here. The weekend after Real Thanksgiving welcomed the new and improved Friendsgiving. The guest list included myself, Jas, my brother, my sister, her boyfriend, her boyfriend’s brother (both good friends of mine), our cousin, and […]

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HIMMGF 22: Coffee and Conflicts

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This started as a Christmas post and ended with existential realizations.  Read all “How I Met My Girlfriend” posts here. Our second Christmas together unfolded how I imagined in most ways. And it first started like every morning, the mere waking up together—something that started the day with love for 69 consecutive mornings. (Yes, 69, […]

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HIMMGF: How I miss my girlfriend

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Hi gang this post will be sad. Read all “How I Met My Girlfriend” posts here. Jasmin is back at her home in the UK, and the days have been dragging since. We video chatted the day her plane landed—Jan 26th–and overnight the space between us re-emerged. The sound of the Skype ring struck an […]

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How to Make the Distance Work: Long-Distance Activities

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Finding fun activities to do with your partner can be a big win for communication and combatting the Big Sad. Looking for new long-distance activities can be pretty bleak sometimes, so let my list of fun stuff give you some fresh ideas to try out. (5/6. Link to intro and other parts here.)

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How to Make the Distance Work: Coping with The Big Sad

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Being away from your partner is what makes long-distance so hard on a day-to-day basis. Finding ways to cope with being away from each other is a huge part of making the distance work. (4/6. Link to the intro and other parts here.)

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How to Make the Distance Work: Your Partner and Your Friends/Family

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Distance can sometimes make it difficult to keep your partner an integral member of your social circles. Encouraging a good relationship between your partner and your friends/family is a big way to keep them from feeling disconnected from your life. (3/6. Link to intro and other parts here.)

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How to Make the Distance Work: A Communication Guide

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Communication is obviously the most important thing to surviving any relationship. With long-distance, it’s even more vital to develop good communication strategies between you and your partner and find the tools that keep you connected. (Post 2/6. Read the intro here.)

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How to Make the Distance Work: A Guide

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As many of you may know, my girlfriend and I have been in a long-distance relationship for over four years. “How do you do it?” is a question we get asked all the time. Instead of my usual shrug and “idk man idk,” I decided to blog an actual answer. Behold, the introductory post (1/6).

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That Time I Bonded With My Plane Passenger About Our Girlfriends

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I don’t have too many random interactions with strangers where we talk about my queer experience, but it does happen at times. My most unexpected encounter with such a situation happened with the 15-year-old boy I acquainted on my 8-hour flight back home.

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