Letter – Loving LAT

Re: Couple rebellion in time for school, Sept. 1-7

Loving LAT

Re: Couple rebellion in time for school, Sept. 1-7

I just read with great joy and interest about the Living Apart Together project. Cora, 70, living in Vancouver and myself, 73, living in Victoria have been doing LAT for 6 years now. We also have difficulty explaining our situation to others.

Added benefits of LAT for us:

We get together at least twice a month, we call these our “honeymoons.” Most people have only one or two honeymoons, not us.  Every get-together is a honeymoon.

When we part, we enjoy the pain of separation, oh, how we miss each other.  The ache of missing each is great for our relationship.

When apart, we communicate more in one day, everyday, than most couples do in a month. Daily; we skype, e-mail, phone, text each other many times a day.

When we approach meeting again, we are so filled with excitement and anticipation of getting together, repeatedly, twice a month.  At our age, we have forgotten that we are not teenagers.

Nothing routine, humdrum, same old, default positioning for us!

Ernie Tadla and Cora Meeks,Victoria/Vancouver

Just Posted

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

B.C., local shorts making waves at Pacific Rim Film Festival

CineVic’s seventh annual Short Circuit festival spotlighting films made close to home

Mathieu Poirier: Beers beat wines for pairing with food

Complexities, ingredients and styles offer more diverse choices, writes Monday beer columnist

Musical joy emerges from fiddling and singing

Joy of Life Festival at Alix Goolden Hall on May 3 and 4 offers both for audiences

Fearing is loving life in West Coast La La Land

Award-winning blues-folk guitarist singer/songwriter playing Sidney show on May 3

Making meditative music for mental health

Calgary duo to perform in James Bay as part of Home Shall be Here tour

Peninsula Players unravel mystery for coming production

Murder on the Nile hits the Mary Winspear Centre stage in May

Just looking, or buying? You can find that perfect art piece at Sidney show

Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society holding Spring Show April 27-28 at Mary Winspear Centre

Peninsula grandmothers salute Roaring ’20s fashion

May 3 event in Sidney benefits Grandmothers Helping African Grandmothers

Sooke Community Choir offers up #modernlove

Sooke concerts run from May 3 to 5

Stephen Fearing brings unique style to concert series

Fearing will play Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Sooke on April 27

Most Read