New Life, Old Role

It’s been nine months since we got married. It’s been nine months since I last saw you, touched you, felt you. Had it not been for technology I would have gone crazy by now. You know it as well as I do.

It took us ten long years to get married (I am glad we did). I don’t know how much longer it will take for us to finally be together. Every time I feel ‘this is it, now is the time for us’, I am proved wrong and once again we are back in the long-distance relationship that we had been in for so long. Even after getting married life has not changed much for us. You live in one continent and I on another. We live in different time zones. When you wake up and begin your day, I am going to bed after a long and tiring day. We don’t do things together. We don’t get to go out on dates. We live alone, away from family for the sake of furthering our career, for our future. Life has not changed much for either of us.

I always said that I am not a long-distance person and you always said that you are not very comfortable communicating over technology. But look where we are today. I can handle a long-distance relationship and you do your best to keep us alive over technology, be it voice calls or video calls. We have both grown so much but never apart. So much effort to keep our love alive. It’s not like we don’t have the occasional tiffs and angry outbursts when we don’t talk for days. But in the end, we always make up and laugh together at our silliness. It’s totally worth it.

I still remember the first time I saw you. It is a story I love to tell everyone. We were both only eighteen. Just completed school. You came from an all-boys school while I from an all-girls school. Neither of us had much experience interacting with the opposite gender except for siblings and cousins (which doesn’t count). Friends, best friends, lovers, and now spouse. We have come a long way. I am glad our friendship still exists. You are the first and only person I turn to in times of sorrow and joy. You have always been my strength, my support, my light-in-the-dark, my knight-in-shining-armour.

I hope we stay like this forever (not long-distance though).


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