Since the beginning of our relationship, my boyfriend and I have done the long-distance thing. It suited us, I would say, seeing each other every weekend. It made our time together more special.
Then the pandemic happened. In 2020, we didn’t see each other from March until June. Then again from September until Christmas. He left on January 3. I waved him off, not knowing that it would be May before I saw him again. This isn’t an unusual story; thousands of other couples have found themselves in similar circumstances over the last year. We’re lucky, we tell each other, and we count the ways we are lucky — we still have our homes, our jobs.
: Tickets for The Saviour, a blistering new play by Deirdre Kinahan. Live broadcasts from June 19-20. See landmarkproductions.ie
: The Murder of Graham Catton by Katie Lowe is about a true crime podcast attempting to expose the wife of a dead man as his murderer and it is utterly unputdownable.