How To Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Family

How To Maintain a Long Distance Relationship With Family | KeatingBartlett.com

It wasn’t until I became an adult and got married that I realized just how important it is to maintain relationships with my family. In my case, a long distance relationship with family. I no longer have a parent reminding me to call my grandparents on their birthdays or to send thank you cards whenRead more

5 Ways A Year of Long Distance Improved My Marriage

5 Ways A Year Of Long Distance Improved My Marriage | Why Hello Lovely

Today marks three years of marriage for me and Zack. Three years already. That’s crazy to me. This time last year, Zack was overseas on a tiny island. He had been away for about a month and a half at that point and I was sitting here feeling completely miserable and lonely. I’m glad this year’s anniversaryRead more

9 Month Check-In

9 Month Check-In | Keating & Co.

First off, can we just give my “baby” sister, Alex a round of applause for my awesome new blog images (pictured above, in my sidebar and in my about me!)? I finally got to upgrade my Nikon this past month so we’ve been out playing with my new lenses this week and I couldn’t loveRead more

7 Month Check-In

7 Month Check-In | Keating & Co.

Another month down!  Whoo!  But didn’t I just do my 6 month check-in like last week??  This month really flew by.  This is going to be a super short check-in since my blog was down for the last 24 hours and I didn’t actually think I’d get to post today.  Now that we’re past the halfway point, I’mRead more

I Don’t Want To Be A Military Spouse

It is 6 o’clock in the morning and I’m just hours away from yet another airport goodbye.  Zack has been home for three weeks visiting for the holidays and it went by way too fast.  Now we’re making the drive to Boston so he can catch his flight back to Japan.  It’s yet another dayRead more

A Quick Guide to Spending the Holidays Apart

A Quick Guide to Spending the Holidays Apart | Why Hello Lovely

The holidays are seriously my favorite time of year ever.  I love the whole atmosphere surrounding the holiday season and being able to spend time with friends and family.  It’s a great time to bring everyone together and see those that you may not see as often throughout the year.  Unfortunately, not everyone is asRead more

7 Surprising Benefits to Long Distance Relationships

7 Surprising Benefits to Long Distance Relationships | Why Hello Lovely

I miss Zack, not gonna lie.  I miss him terribly and am already counting down the days until he returns home.  But even though this year apart already sucks and I’m missing him so bad, it hurts, there are a few benefits to long distance.  Yes, I said it.  There are benefits.  It’s really not all horrible.Read more

LDR 101 | Keeping The Spark Alive

LDR 101: Keeping The Spark Alive | Keating & Co.

One of my biggest worries when Zack left was our ability to stay close and keep the spark alive.  Of course I knew we loved each other and would do everything we could to make it work out, but I legitimately worried that the distance would somehow ruin our entire marriage.  I’ve seen it happenRead more

The 10 Commandments of a Long Distance Relationship

The 10 Commandments of a Long Distance Relationship | Why Hello Lovely

Long distance relationships (aka LDR) suck sometimes.  Of course you have the cute text messages and emotional homecomings and visits, but it’s not always rainbows and butterflies.  An LDR is hard.  Very hard.  It comes with its own set of challenges that “normal” relationships don’t always have to face.  After a lot of thought, IRead more