I am in long distance marriage for 5 years. My husband is in the navy and we are childless/childfree. Over the years, I've learned to accept the reality that I'm gonna be spending many special occasions alone, and so does my husband. I am just so lucky that mine is a very loving and undedrstanding husband. I just hope and pray he'll stay the same for a lifetime. Living needlessly alone is quite manageable and bearable because of him. He makes our long-distance marriage normal. Thanks to technology. I think i can't last a day without talking to him over the phone. Everytime he comes home, it seems that time is so short but when he's gone again,how long it's been! We are dedaling with two unusual and pretty challenging situations-our being far from each other and our not having children yet. But then again, that don't seem to bother us because we have come to a decisive end to accept things as they are for as long as our love for each other is still burning and we put God in the center of our marriage.