Firstly can I say thank you for some great comments to last weeks post. I do think it was an interesting situation to talk about because it is always good learning experience between different cultures and of course I cannot judge because I love Australia, it’s people and culture.
On to this week and I must confess my mind is a little distracted from writing so I apologize now if this post maybe a little short and I would like to know how many of you share my experience this week.
Why you ask?
Well the reason is because tonight my partner arrives in Bangkok from Australia so now you may smile and forgive my distraction I hope. It has been 4 weeks now since I returned from Australia and to be honest with you these times apart are always difficult. But as we try to manage our lives to be together and continue to build our future we must accept and endure times apart.
I know this is common for Intercultural relationships and especially for many Thai women who have Farang boyfriends and husbands. Yes we talk every day on Skype, email and phone but it is never easy. In fact sometimes I wonder if talking on webcam actually makes us miss each other more.
We also notice that we often have misunderstandings because of the language difference which is made slightly worse because we are not together and not so easy to read each others body language or the look in our eyes and sometimes if we are just writing we get each other wrong.
But then once we are together again it is such a good feeling and we begin to understand the meaning of the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”.
So what about some of you readers here. Do you have similar experiences like this and if so how do you cope, I would be interested to hear about your experience and your thoughts on what effect it has on a relationship. Do you think absence makes the heart grow fonder or can it really push you apart?