OK, so I'm really excited to start med school next week, but at the same time saddened because hubby can't come with me. We'll get to see each other weekends, but it's still going to be a huge adjustment- we've been together for 12 years, are best friends, and extremely close. It's weird to think that I'll essentially be a bachelorette again after all these years. I know there are others out there in similar situations, many with even greater physical distances separating you from your spouse or SO. How do you cope with the separation? Anyone care to commiserate?