Holiday Sadness...

Because my husband is stationed in Japan I will be spending yet another Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentines day and Birthday without him. Another Holiday filled year with my crazy family and friends without my husband there to keep me sane and talk me down like he always does. Sometimes it's just not fair that I can't just have him here! I know what I signed up for but holidays are the best time to be with your family, friends, and loved ones. But when your loved one is never here, it is almost impossible to fully enjoy the holidays like they were intended to be. I know that there are so many other woman out there who are going through the same troubles I am. I want to say to all of you stay strong and know that your not alone. We are all in this together and my best Holiday wishes go out to all of you.
But I don't know what to do as of right now. You see my husband is having a break down of his own about not being home for the Holidays. For me this is new because normally he is the one who is talking me down from crying about it. But now the roles have reversed. I'm not going to lie it was really shocking to me about how upset he got. I mean he was so upset he was sounding like he wanted to just end things between us because he thinks he is causing me pain by being away. It really scared me and now he is acting like nothing happened at all. Like life has gone on and he didn't just call me on Skype with this horrible sad face and talk like our marriage was done.
So, I'm trying to plan something special for him for the Holidays to cheer him up. I'm not sure what yet, but I'm working some things out. If you have any suggestions please feel free to comment with them. I need the help as much as I can. Thanks :)
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1 Response Dec 3, 2012

Hi there my names Morgan (: and my husband is leaving for Japan in Jan. He will bbe there for 2 years. I know this isn't much help with your situation but I was wondering if you had any advice about being married and seperated :/.... im very nervous I know we are strong but like you said all holidays will kmostly be spent apart and him being away from my son that long is really.gna bother him they have a vvery close bond. Do you guys get to talk frequently or sSkype? Im sorry to many questions. I was reading your story. I really do think you planning something very special for tthe holidays would cheer him up... maybe a video of all.his friends and family saying hi and wishing him happy holidays and of course goodies (: