25m. After months of solo travel and settling down in a location, I finally met girl who not only participates in the sports I do, but I also found a friend in her that was willing to grab dinner, grab a drink, call up to go out whenever. I met her a month ago, and in one month in August she will depart back home and it’s unlikely I will see her anytime soon.
This scenario has sat with me for a few weeks now, and I knew instantly when I met her that my heart will be broken when she leaves but I still decided to stick around to get to know her and form a deep connection.
The bond that is formed is extremely strong. Coming into an area with everything being unknown, pushing past comfort zones, and clicking with someone creates a strong surge of emotions and happiness that will soon disappear.
What can I do to cope and how should I deal with future fleeting friendships? Any lasting things I should do so I don’t regret when she leaves?