Potential long distance relationship
Me and my girlfriend have been together for over a year now and she has decided that she wants to go work in Australia for half a year (we currently live in the UK). We went travelling in February around Australia for a month and from that I decided I did not want to live there and I was hoping that would satisfy her.
She was thinking about going to Australia and working at the beginning of our relationship and I told her I did not want to start anything as I was not interested in long distance, because I have tried it before and it just didn't work. I have told her that I will support in her decision because I love her but I'm far from happy with her going away for that long as I said previously that I was not willing to do long distance. I can't visit her as it is a lot of money that I don't have.
I feel if I give her an ultimatum and get her to stay then that would mean she would resent me.
I know there's Skype, phone, emails etc. but it's not the same as having someone physically there with you.
I was wondering what other people would do in this situation?
One year is not enough to hold a person to a geographical commitment, IMHO.
It seems she has already made up her mind and what you say is not going to have that much impact.
It's just 6 months. See if you feel the same when she gets back.