Gaming (Surviving a Long Distance Relationship)

Inx By Inx, 24th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Weekdays seemed to feel twice as long since we started dating. "I miss you" texts became as regular as clockwork. And then, something magical happened. My boyfriend bought Guild Wars 2, one of my favourite MMO's.

Long Distance Relationship

I think we can all agree that long distance relationships suck, right? No matter how dedicated you are, the world has already built a fairly negative attitude around the whole concept. You'll rarely be supported by friends or family and the question "Do you think you're going to last?" becomes so common that your brain switches to auto pilot when you repeat the same old memorised answer over and over again as to why your relationship is different from all of the failed ones you've seen in series, movies and (alas) real life.

Short Distance Relationship

The thing is, the distance between my boyfriend and me is not long at all. An hour and ten minutes to be precise. So why can't we see each other? Well he lives in our hometown and is already a working man and I am at university. Our daily schedules are just way too busy to fit in an hour drive, a decent visit and another hour drive back. It simply can't be done. We do see each other on weekends when I visit my family but other than that, face to face encounters seldom happen, unfortunately. It is extremely frustrating to say the least. Weekdays seemed to feel twice as long since we started dating. "I miss you" texts became as regular as clockwork. And then, something magical happened. My boyfriend bought Guild Wars 2, one of my favourite MMO's.

Gaming to the rescue!

Fortunately, my boyfriend and I are both gamers. Playing games became our way to spend time "together". Every night after he's done working and I'm done studying, we hop on TeamSpeak, decide which game we are going to play and then have a fun-filled evening of gaming, chats and laughs. We tell each other about our day, talk about current affairs or random topics that stretch from science to what my roommate left on the floor (this time). All while battling monsters and demons that often require some teamwork. Since Guild Wars 2 we've introduced each other to more games like Digimon Masters, Aura Kingdom and League of Legends, just to keep things interesting.

Goodnights Without Hugs

Playing games together makes the distance feel shorter. I must admit I still feel sad when we say goodnight and I realise he's not really beside me and I can't get one of his bear hugs. But knowing that I'll hear his voice for quite a while each night does make the days more bearable. And I know that TeamSpeak does not compare with seeing each other in real life, but going on numerous adventures or destroying the enemy Nexus together is a close second!

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Aura Kingdom, Digimon Masters, Games, Gaming, Guild Wars 2, League Of Legends, Long Distance Relationship, Mmo, Relationship, Relationships, Teamspeak, Teamwork, Weekdays, Weekends

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Gamer. Daydreamer. Otaku. Bookworm.
"Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking."
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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
9th Dec 2014 (#)

Having to be away from each other for short periods is alright to attain some goals in life but couple should stay under one roof to strengthen the bond - siva

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author avatar Inx
9th Dec 2014 (#)

I agree, I feel like we both have a sense of freedom to focus on ourself and our hobbies while I'm away, but I still miss him terribly. When I finish studying, we'll probably move in together. Until then we'll just have to pull through!

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