On the other hand, be careful about relying on e-mail to resolve conflicts.
The problem here is that e-mail feels as casual as a phone call, but it's permanent. Tone, intentions and content can all be easily misconstrued.
We discovered this when somehow we skipped two planned phone calls and I completely freaked out.
I felt millions of miles away from him (really, it was only 9,000), unloved, uncared for, forgotten...
Just remember: this is a note, not a Talmudic passage to be read and re-read for every hidden nuance, message and subtext.
The easiest one to weather is the temporary shift – if you're committed to the relationship, you just have to figure out a way to survive six difficult months. You can ease a lot of long-term discomfort and confusion by defining your expectations in advance.If you need less, try to be a little more communicative than you might tend to be. For instance, if he wants to talk daily and you don't, perhaps you can commit to sending a one-line loving e-mail each day, just so he knows you're thinking of him.E-mail is a wonderful invention for separated loved ones and is particularly useful in helping to avoid transferring your IRA directly to AT&T.That's a doubly sticky situation since it leaves the big spender somewhat in control of the relationship.With visits, alternate who visits whom and consider meeting in the middle on occasion. Those of us who've tried can all attest: it's haaaaaard.