A month before my boyfriend moved to the other side of the country, he rationally pointed out that this could happen to us at any point in our lives: one person has to move for a job, and the other person either has to stay put or go with him.For us, it was happening shortly after graduation from college, but for others a long distance separation could come years into a relationship or even a marriage.
Judith Kroon was one of the attendees and wrote about the session on the Writer’s Block website.
Can’t make it this Saturday but want to join up with book discussions and Skype chats in the future?
And eventually you have to shut off the phone or computer and must confront the fact that you can’t feel his arm around you as you drift off to sleep.
So in some ways I envy my parents who were far enough away from one another to form separate lives.
Before he moved, we had joked that those i Phone commercials showing couples sharing intimate moments as they Face Time from opposite ends of the world would be our lives.
But after many months of anxiously glancing at my phone during work or dinners with friends to see if boyfriend was texting me, I realized that the devices and apps that were supposed to bring us closer together were actually driving us apart.
Join us this Saturday, December 19th, for a live chat on Skype with young adult author Sara Raasch at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam!
We’ll meet up at and discuss Sara’s book Snow Like Ashes, have some tea and cookies, and at Sara Raasch will answer all our questions about the series via Skype. — Our first Skype chat was in October, with author Patrick Ness.
He already knows the stories I’ve written that day because I’ve tweeted them.