Has anyone been through a period of long distance in a relationship? (I know some have been stuck in different countries due to the pandemic.) I'm applying for a placement abroad and in the very unlikely scenario I'm lucky enough to get the job I will be living in Switzerland for 6 to 12 months. It would be an incredible opportunity but I have lived with my partner for 7 years and there is no way she can stay with me for the duration of the contract due to a number of reasons. This is probably a once in a life time opportunity for me and I want to go for it and my partner says I should definitely go for it. But we haven't spent longer than 1 week apart, except for one occasion where she went away for 2 weeks to Costa Rica with uni friends. I think I will cope better than my partner because I am good at keeping myself occupied, I talk to a lot of friends online and I'd have the new job. But I am worried about my OH being alone for that long.