When you’re in a long-distance relationship, people really feel for you. You get a lot of “Oooo that’s so hard.” Loads of sympathy. It’s great!
When you’re in a long-distance marriage, the questions and comments change. They range from much more curious (“How on Earth does that work?”) all the way to completely judgmental (“Do you not like being around each other?”). (Although couples who have been married for a long time often remark that a long-distance marriage is brilliant, which I love!)
So, in the spirit of sharing, and possibly saving myself some future explanations, I thought I would make a little FAQ.
Spoiler alert: YES, we really like being around each other. A whole lot. Maybe too much.
The “My Husband and I Live in Two Different States Official FAQ”!
Q: Wait, you and your husband live in two different states?!
A: Well, it depends on how you look at it. I often say we both live in both places. Technically, his residence is in Michigan, and mine is in California. He spends more time in Detroit, I spend a lot more time in Los Angeles.
A: The basic reason is that we have three awesome kids from Steve’s first marriage. They are in Michigan, so we need to be in Michigan as well. His job is also mostly in Detroit, though he does work out of the LA office at times.
My home and my career are in Los Angeles, so that’s where I need to be.
Q: Oh yeah- how does that work with your jobs? Continue reading