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