26 Things That Happen When Your Significant Other Is Out Of Town

Absence makes the heart grow flippin’ insane.

It obviously sucks when your favorite person is going away…

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But nobody warned you about aaaaall the little ways in which your life would change.

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1. You can’t watch the next episode of your favorite TV show, because it’s tradition to watch them together.

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2. You keep ending up with leftover food/coffee because you’re used to making enough for two people.

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3. You start making plans with all the friends and acquaintances you neglect when your boo is around.

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4. And every time you go to a party or social gathering, you’re constantly asked where they are.

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5. You and your S.O. are texting a lot more than you usually do, but about literally nothing.

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6. And, if you weren’t already, you’re definitely best friends on Snapchat now.


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7. At first, you get unreasonably excited about all the extra space in your bed.

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8. Then you just end up investing (money and emotions) into a pillow used exclusively for cuddling.

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9. If your partner is far enough away, you get really good at doing time difference math.

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10. You decide with full conviction that you’ll look great for them when they’re back, so you go to the gym…once.

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11. You plan your weekends around the two-hour Skype date you will inevitably have.

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12. And you fall asleep on the phone or on webcam at least once. Kinda cute, mostly inconvenient.

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13. You make a thousand mental notes for all the cool things you’re gonna do together when you’re reunited.

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Forgetting than 90% of your time together is actually just spent watching Netflix in bed without pants on.

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14. You disgust and nauseate yourself by the number of times you say “I miss you” and “I love you.”

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15. If they’re gone long enough and you aren’t already initiated, this is when you make your awkward foray into the world of sexting.

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16. So you become an expert at taking *ahem* flattering selfies.

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17. And you experiment with every possible video chatting software enough to form well-informed pros and cons lists about each.

The ability to do this ^ goes on FaceTime’s pros list.

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18. You let some personal hygiene and grooming fall by the wayside.

Although, let’s be real, if you’ve been together long enough, this is no different when they’re in town.

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19. And, since you can’t update them on your bodily functions in person, you find yourself sending and receiving some interesting texts.

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20. You’ve screenshotted and Instagrammed at least one text message convo, or one of these cutesy Skype shots.

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21. When you have a bad day, you have no idea what to do with yourself.

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22. Whenever you have a funny experience, your first thought is, I can’t wait to tell [your boo] about this.

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23. You have a constant mental (or physical) count down to when you’ll be reunited…

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24. And you’re baffled every single day by how slow it’s moving.

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25. You realize all the teeny tiny everyday things you’re dependent on your S.O. for, and appreciate them tenfold.

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26. So now more than ever, you’re 100% sure that when you’re reunited, the wait will be worth it.

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