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    Long Distance Relationships are Absolutely Awful

    Long distance relationships are absolutely awful. There’s no other way to say it. At least not nicely. I live in the United States. My wife resides in Thailand. We are about as far apart as two people can possibly be. Do we make it work? Of course, we have no other choice. Relationships like ours consist of spending time video calling and reassuring each other that soon it will be okay. Soon, nobody will be able to keep us apart.   Our plan is for Ping Ping to come to the United States. As an U.S. citizen, I have petitioned for her visa. Best case scenario, her visa is ready…

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    Learning Thai, or Muttering Some Words from a Book

    The next step in my relationship was learning Thai. I knew it would be important to speak my girlfriend’s language. In fact, if you ask me today the number one reason why American/Thai relationships fail, it’s because the American doesn’t bother learning Thai. Yeah, there’s the whole age difference thing which is the real number one reason American/Thai couples fail. But 60 year old men coming to Thailand and picking up 20 year old girls that work in bars should already know it’s not going to work out. Let’s keep it real. However, Ping and me are the same age, and are actually serious with one another. Like any serious…

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    One Lonely Night on Instagram Changed Everything

    One lonely night on Instagram actually changed my life forever. I have since married my wife…in a foreign country no less. But first, let me rewind. The reason being that our relationship didn’t start instantly on the social media site. While our first encounter was on Instagram, it was very brief. At the time, I was coming to terms about being alone after a long relationship. There I was…34 years old, never married, and without children. Aging, and although 30-somethings aren’t necessarily that old, I did imagine myself already settled down.   Honestly, that failed relationship was difficult on me. I entered a state of depression. It didn’t help that…