This week’s featured couple is Kaybee and Paul, who met on Twitter and have been helping each other out since. From the time they met, their friendship has blossomed into a beautiful relationship, and they saw each other for the very first time in person this year. Kaybee and Paul have some amazing plans to build a future together in Australia, and close the distance, and we wish them the very best of luck!
How Did You Meet?
We met via Twitter. We were both helping suicidal teens and both not in the best place emotionally. We both thought we would be forever alone. Then we started talking and trying to help each other. We tried to tell each other why the other wasn’t going to be forever alone. We quickly became best friends. Then April 17th, 2014 he was going to a funeral. We texted during it to keep him from getting upset. We were playing a 20 questions type game to get closer. Then on his drive home (he was a passenger) he asked me to be his saying he didn’t want to miss his shot with the girl of his dreams.
What Is Your Situation Now?
We currently are about 10,000 miles (15,976Km) apart. He lives in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia and I live in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. We’ve been together now for over a year but only seen each other once in May 2014 for the month when he came to the US to see me. I will be visiting him next May till then we are still getting our families to accept the idea fully and working to pay for all the expenses of visits and moving to close the distance.
What Do You Find Difficult About the Distance?
Like many LDR couples we find the lack of physical contact to be hard. We only get to see each other once a year and in that time it is wonderful and everything feels right, like we are with who we are meant to be with. How ever it also means when each other is sick or upset we have to settle for texting or calling as a way to help each other. We cant be there for the other person in times of trial or times of strength.
What Is Your Advice for Other Long Distance Couples?
My advice for other LDR couples is to make time to talk daily if you can. When you close the distance there is a good chance you will be with each other daily not living in separate places. This will allow you to simulate your future. Also tell each other about your days the good and the bad. This lets each other feel involved in each others days. My last bit of advice is to send pictures of what you are doing and what you see. Sending pictures is a great way to make them feel involved. It lets them know you are thinking about them even when you are out and about. The pictures can be of you but also send some of you surroundings. Pictures of friends are also good so that they do not feel as awkward when they meet your friends.
What Are Your Plans For the Future?
Our plan is that I will move to Australia. We hope to get married relatively quickly because we are ready to make the commitment to each other. The first few years of marriage and closing the distance we want to enjoy the time together. We want to work and finish any schooling that we may want to complete, such as my graduate degree. Then have children when we are financially stable and have sowed the oats of being together year round. We want to have about three kids preferably two boys and a girl. We have names and everything.
– Chris & Chelsea