So my girlfriend and I met in college. I was a junior and she was a freshman. We spent almost every day and night together for 2 years until I graduated and went to get a job. She trains horses and during the summer months, has to go to north cali to apprentice. This isn’t one of those are we going to stay together questions.... its much more odd than that ha ha. She left about a month ago and I would have only a little phone contact with her if any. We both love each other very much and I am trying to be very supportive of her while she is away. This last weekend I got the chance to see her at one of her shows up here by me. Man was it a good feeling to see her and be able to sleep next to her again.... It was an adjustment just to get over that! The only real time she had to see me was on the last night. we had a good time and I finally got to "fiddle" around with her seeing as it had been a month and I’m a guy.... I think I did pretty well Anyway... she left this morning back for cali and I for my job. Its going to be somewhere around 1.5 to 2 months before I get to see her again. As I said before, we have done this last summer but as most of you know, feelings grow all the time. These days things that were fun to me just aren’t the same anymore. This morning for example was the hardest morning I have had in about a month. Knowing that she is gone and that I can’t touch her messes me up. She is 100% balls to the wall with work so she has little time to worry about me. Some times I get selfish and want her back but I understand that this is her passion, and who am I to take that or ask to take that away from her. I guess I should get to the point and in doing so brings me to my question. Is there anything you guys do when your SO or GF is gone for long periods of time, to not feel like complete shit without them? I know she wont be gone forever but holy crap. Its like that feeling when you have broken up with someone. I LOVE getting to talk with her a little bit every night, but it feels like a truck hits me every time I look at her picture. I have dated many women, I am 23 and she is 21. I have been in love before, but nothing... nothing like this! Is it normal to miss someone so damn much? I don’t want to sound like I’m clinging to her because we are good in our relationship.... I guess I just miss her. What do you guys do to keep your mind off of things like this? I’m getting back into martial arts, which should help a bit. And she is going to try to take a weekend off or two to come see me if she can. But holy hell this is tough... and I’m not an emotional guy ha ha. Maybe i just needed to vent? Well, thanks for listening.... and any advice would be wonderful!