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Cosmopolitan (India) - - LOVE & LUST - —Melissa.*

Her Lo­ca­tion

Wy­omingy­gyg................. ............................

His Lo­ca­tion

Antarc­ti­caarct ...........................

Af­ter dat­ing for eight months, my boyfriend got a year-long engi­neer­ing job in Antarc­tica (be­lieve

it or not). We were in love, so one year apart felt doable. The In­ter­net at

the base where he lived was lim­ited be­cause sci­en­tific data took pri­or­ity, so we could only e-mail a cou­ple of times a week. We Skyped just once the en­tire time he was there. Be­cause

so much time passed in be­tween e-mails, I kept a list in my phone, of thoughts I wanted to dis­cuss the next

time we caught up. That way, he wouldn’t miss out on stuff go­ing on in my life. I also wrote him let­ters twice a month. I could send only two of the let­ters be­cause he couldn’t get mail in win­ter months, but I saved them for

when he re­turned. Just the act of writ­ing them helped, be­cause it was like I was keep­ing a di­ary for the both

of us.”

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