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"I've served you before," the woman at the ticket counter in Piccadilly said when I said yes thanks I was fine changing at Huddersfield, I'm used to it. "Because not many people want to go to Brighouse, she explained, as if to offer a reason (maybe one that wasn't "oh yeah, you're the blind one"). "Yeah, boyfriend, Brighouse, you're an old hand at this aren't you," she said and we both smiled.

She handed me my tickets and said "poor thing, can't you get him to move closer?" My smile changed to that of someone who'd just remembered she is presumed monogamous.

But even without that, why say I should make I'm move here, why couldn't I move there? I'd love Brighouse as a place to live if it didn't mean being so far away from the rest of my friends.

Even if it weren't for the fact that we've both got established households where we are, I don't really mind traveling to visit. Yes it'd be nice sometimes to just be able to see somebody for an hour or whatever or without having to plan it, but I like the train journey (in the daytime at least) and I think the change of scenery does me a lot of good.So much that at first I was wary of how much I liked James, recognizing the possibility that part of what I liked was an afternoon's vacation from my normal life every week.

Turns out I do like that but James is even better than I thought he was at first.

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Date: 2017-02-09 10:47 am (UTC)
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I quite like medium-long distance relationships (e.g. other places in the same small country). It means that time spent together is more likely to be deliberate and celebratory of each other. I love living with David but I did also like the time when every weekend with him felt like a holiday, and I still like that about my relationship with Grant.

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Date: 2017-02-09 11:49 am (UTC)
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One reason for suggesting he should move might just be rejecting the traditional assumption that the woman in a relationship should move to follow the man.

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Date: 2017-02-09 01:03 pm (UTC)
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There can be big pluses to long distance relationships, especially when you have both got other things going on in your lives. I think my relationship with Jacq worked because it was long distance - our time together was precious but intense. My relationship with Jen is not technically a long distance on but it works in a similar way.

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