I’ll just say it – I’m a suspect of skepticism for long distance relationships. I believe in the special role physical intimacy, and it’s going to be hard to love someone you can’t be with all the time.
I’m not into romance and such. But this year, as manly as I like to think of myself, I learned the best love story yet.
Liza’s living in Australia and Rex’s deployed in Iraq. There is discrepancy in religion – she’s an atheist, he’s a Mormon. When Rex decided to embrace atheism, his family also decided to disapprove Liza to the point of forcing him to choose between her or his family.
You’d think that a man would want his 240 lbs. girlfriend to trim down a bit, especially from a fit soldier. A gentleman would not say it hastily, but rather hint it or imply it to the girl. But Rex accepted Liza wholeheartedly and it is her utter decision to change lifestyle.
I still don’t know how this works out. It’s hard to trust especially when they met each other online. And there will be people like me criticizing and disbelieving their long distance love. These could be friends and family alike that’ll try to break the relationship, foreseen it as a dead one.
She flew to US to meet Rex for the first time, and it’s the scariest she has been in her life. There’s a lot of what ifs..
At certain instances they only see each other via Skype, Rex would have his moment of weeping, clearly missing the love of his life. “This man could really cry!”, Liza thought. I guess he’s crazy for her, and she’s crazy for him. She flew (again!) to Rex in 2010 to surprise him, and you’ll see an incredulous yet very happy man.
They’re getting married too! Happy engagement and have a great marriage Liza and Rex. Read the rest of their romance in Liza’s Long Distance Love.
What’s the craziest you did for a relationship?