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I haven’t seen my partner in over a year due to covid and I know his family is going to want to do a family trip once restrictions are lifted to go visit him overseas. (He is in the army stationed in South Korea). Would it be wrong of me if I said I wanted to go alone and be with him by myself? I feel like that may make me look a tad bratty but I don’t want to spend time with his family all fighting for his attention.

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Take separate trips or tack on days ahead of or after his family. You don’t have a monopoly on a loved one when everyone has been kept apart.

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Yeah, I'd do overlapping trips or completely separate trips for sure. Just blame your schedule.

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Same as what others said - stagger the trips. I'm on the Mum side of a similar equation, and while I would LOVE to see my son, he is 27 and is supposed to want to be with his partner more than me now (That's how I know I did a good job raising him)

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I love this mindset. Kudos to you!!

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We are also fairly still young- 25, and he is very close with his family. Just to add context. We have been dating for 7 years.

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Is he Korean? For context, I’m Korean, and there are just some cultural things that may help you better navigate the situation. Regardless—why can’t you just go a little earlier or stay a little later than the family?

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Understandable :D just go earlier! And stay a week or so with the fam

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What does he want? My guess: Get with you ASAP. 😁

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