Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster. Anyway - my question goes out to experienced techs that have done a tour or four: have you had a committed relationship while on tour, and how did you keep it alive? Background: I'm 24, young LD with a degree and several internships under my belt. Currently working at a production company here in Denver as an LD/ME. There's a potential opportunity for an international tour (nothing definite yet), but my girlfriend isn't at all happy about the idea of me being gone for 6 months. We're committed but still in the early stages of our relationship. I'm jonesing for the opportunity of a lifetime - if I'm going to do an international tour, do it while I'm young, right? And I love to travel. But the GF doesn't feel our relationship can take the stress of the long-distance for that length of time. Any and all advice is welcome.