Thanks for reminding me that there are "different" types of love. My challenge has been his family - ALL of them(lol). But as he grows older, I see he is "backing" up more from them as he is realizing that he is getting older and while we have our disagreements - we do care about each other. With me being 53 and him being 57 and only living together a year, it has been an adjustment - but as you stated, HE is worth it to me at the moment. I love the fact that we can come and go, no responsibilities except the 2 doggies - concentrate on our dreams, careers and so on. He also respects the fact that I do treasure my "peace & quiet" and so far, we have not had any "surprise" visits all hours and nights from the "drama" kings & queens in his family - yippee. He is getting older and no longer wants to be the one that everyone runs to when they need to be bailed out of some mess they created.
Thanks SO MUCH for being open about your situation, it has helped me in so many ways. I too was doing the "distance" thing, it was so hard. But it is possible. Some days I do miss being gone/lol - but do not want to not see him and the dogs for 6 LONG months like I did last year July to this year January. It would have been a lot easier if I could have afforded to visit. Missed the holidays and his birthday - not good at all.
Have an AWESOME day/night Bella Family!