Relationship column: The separation brought us together closer

the limits were for our relationship for a long time no Problem, on the contrary, we got two years ago, in Extremadura, a remote Region in Spain, two strangers

Relationship column: The separation brought us together closer

the limits were for our relationship for a long time no Problem, on the contrary, we got two years ago, in Extremadura, a remote Region in Spain, two strangers in a strange Land. I'm German, Alex is a Frenchman. Together with five other we have ten months on the volunteer programme "European Solidarity Corps" of the EU participated. As we celebrated new year together in Madrid, we kissed at midnight for the first Time. After the program we traveled for a couple of months together, and have spent a lot of time with each other until last October, the feared went long-distance relationship between France and Germany. We have mastered but initially quite good: Every two, three weeks we have visited with us for several days and time in a time in the other country.

Then the Corona came, and suddenly, the border and distance have made us to create. For one, we could have during the "Stayathome"Phase very much time to get bored, instead of us alone at home. I had a semester break, the Alex job search was corona on ice, so to us, instead of the usual obligations, in fact, only the boundary separated. On the other, we knew about the eleven weeks when we meet again would and could not, as usual, plans which, in the meantime, would be happy can. Because Alex lives 600 kilometers away from the border, we were able to wave to us, not how other couples at the border crossing.

There was often a Blank

We have talked on the phone in time a lot, some days I had to put down the phone and me, for example, through Sport, or Learning for the University of the pain of separation to be distracted. Nevertheless, As sporty as during the lock downs, I was probably never, and every Monday has learned Alex with me via chat for my French course. Nevertheless, a Blank was often. In addition, we communicate mainly in Spanish to each other – because it is for both of us is a foreign language, Gestures and facial Expressions especially important for us.

When, finally, at the end of may, the controls have been loosened a little, Alex is driven with a Letter from me, and all of the Cards in bright and Early in the direction of Konstanz los. A little concern that it wouldn't work, we had already, especially in France, is still considerably more restricted than in Germany. Fortunately, he came through it well, on the border, he was not controlled even. I waited on a bench in front of my Dorm on him, and at each approaching car asking if he is there. When he finally arrived, did it feel like a dream come true. I wanted to scream my happiness out into the world. The first days were especially nice, it was almost as if we were in love again fresh.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 01:19

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