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    Absence makes the heart grow fonder ...

    A person takes these sayings for granted ... until they apply to you. I've been traveling a lot since getting a promotion in August. I'm home for a couple of days before I have to spend another 1 1/2 weeks from home. My relationship with my wife is my first priority in life ... which is why things need to change at work. It's amazing how difficult it is being away from her for long periods of time. Part of the problem is that I have an open requisition at work to fill a Regional Manager's position ... that once gets filled will greatly reduce the amount of time I need to spend on the road. Time to fill that position

    Anyone else spend a lot of time away from home, and can relate to this saying?

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    I spent a year working across the country from my wife of 25 years (at the time). I got home once and she visited once during that year. Halfway through, I had my son move out with me (12 at the time) because his mother just could not handle him and he was getting violent. It was a tough year but we are still together 10 years hence. I cant recommend it though, it did not make tings stronger and it took some time to work it out.

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    Yes. For the past 18 months I have been 20 days per month away from home.

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    I was offered a position as a National Park Ranger many years ago, I turned it down because I would be working 6 days a week and have one day off, and would be on call all seven days. I knew more than a few people that go off to work for weeks, some times months. When I asked them how and why they do it they all told me they did it for their families, most of them are now divorced and no longer people I know.
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    too much time at home can be really annoying
    cycling is like baseball ~ it doesn't take much to make it interesting

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    I know a joke with a punch line "Abscess makes the fart go Honda"
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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    Alfster - Your schedule is very destructive to our relationship and it will be nice when you can spend more time at home so we can go biking.


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    Absence makes the heart grow fonder ...
    So do rufies
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    Going through it right now. Although our situation's are a little different.

    I'm currently living in Canada, having moved here seven - almost eight years ago. I've been reconnecting with a friend in the UK, whom, until this August, I hadn't spoken to in almost eight years. Like her a lot, we have a lot in common, and I think we'd both like to take things to another level.

    But, said distance of about 3000 miles makes things difficult. Nonetheless, we've made plans to see each other in a couple of years time, once she's done her University degree, and I can hopefully make it back to the UK by then. And after that, we're going travelling!

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    Bicycle Repair Man !!! Sixty Fiver's Avatar
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    jhawk - My wife and I met 6 years ago when she was living in Portland Oregon and I was living 1000 miles north in Canuckistan... although it is not as far as 3000 miles it was only this August that my wife of 2 years was finally able to emigrate... it was a wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary.

    I always said that I'd wait forever to enjoy my forever with her... she is my best friend and the wait and time we spent apart seems all but forgotten now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    Alfster - Your schedule is very destructive to our relationship and it will be nice when you can spend more time at home so we can go biking.

    LOL, yeah I haven't been around too much since we moved here. Hopefully that will change in the New Year. I just need to hire someone in a key position, which will reduce my workload considerably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhawk View Post
    Going through it right now. Although our situation's are a little different.

    I'm currently living in Canada, having moved here seven - almost eight years ago. I've been reconnecting with a friend in the UK, whom, until this August, I hadn't spoken to in almost eight years. Like her a lot, we have a lot in common, and I think we'd both like to take things to another level.

    But, said distance of about 3000 miles makes things difficult. Nonetheless, we've made plans to see each other in a couple of years time, once she's done her University degree, and I can hopefully make it back to the UK by then. And after that, we're going travelling!
    Why not move her to Canada, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfster View Post
    Why not move her to Canada, eh?
    That'll be something we'll discuss in future. As she works her way through her Law degree, I'm hoping to save up enough to travel back to the UK - although I could never live there again... Much nicer here! I'm hoping to bring her back with me to meet the Family, and then we'll be off touring, hopefully!

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