The Weekends + LDR + Peace Corps Social Life

The hardest time to be in a LDR is the weekends.  Yes, other times are difficult as well, but I think the weekends are the toughest.  On the positive side, I get to do a lot of organizing, errand-running and cleaning done during that time, but honestly it’s a bit tough at nights.  I actually have really enjoyed my nights in, watching horribly wonderful bad TV but there are many nights when I wish my BF was home.  It’s interesting because honestly I have really only been feeling his weekend absence more strongly recently in the last couple of months. Maybe this is because he has been gone for over a year and a half now, so the novelty of alone time is starting to wear off, or maybe again because I haven’t seen him in a while.  Whatever it is, I am feeling a bit lonely without my partner to be by my side at parties or shows, or even for a night at home.

Part of the weekend absence is also made a bit more difficult due to a Peace Corps volunteer’s social life. The weekends are the time when all the volunteers in the Peace Corps get together for a party, site visits, etc. Which makes our hours-long weekend Skype chats non-existent and postpones our potential dates (watching a movie at the same time).  That said, I am incredibly happy that my bf has such an awesome group of friends over there, I think it would be so much tougher for him if he had nothing to do on the weekends than it is for me. I can at least drive to places in my car or go see a show and not worry about curfews or being out at night by myself in a strange country.  I also love how awesome his friends have been to me when I’ve visited and it has been really cool to get to know them, and realize that they will be in touch for many more years to come.

So, yes, the weekends are tough when you are in a long-distance relationship, but always in these kinds of situations I try to remember that this is a temporary situation and in a few months we will have all the couple weekend time we can handle, so I am trying to enjoy this alone time as much as possible.