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Re: [at-l] Hiking the AT and Significant Others Conflict
Getting your SO involved with the planning and also the execution may help.
during the thru hike there are many opportunities (depending on her time
availability) for her to participate. If she is a backpacker she can join you
on certain stretches (if she were a true BPer she would better understand your
need to do this) or she could slack pack you and join you in the evening at a
motel or B&B.
Your paying the rent does not equivalate to your being there and may seem to
her that you are putting a dollar value on your relationship in that it is
nothing more than an expense sharing arrangement. Make her understand that
this seperation will be hard for you too but this is something you have to do
and you want her involved in this just like anything else in your lives.
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