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Then why ask? I just don't see that as anyone else's business.
Anyway he's just texted me to say he'll be home in May. We'll see what happens then
Again, my answer will be the same two folds it was before
a) Asking a question to you does not entitle me to an answer, but it can trigger a though process you may not want to start for yourself.
In other words, I am suggesting that you ask yourself that question. I could not suggest it without saying it. i decided to use the rhetorical device I decided to use.
b) The topic of the question is no more more less anyone's business that the topic of you thread/initial post.
You starting asking people for their thoughts on your personal relationship. You were not talking pen-pals, so don't be surprised if people's contributions are within the realm you chose: intimate relationship with a long-term friend who is living (and playing) abroad.
You question was "do I wait [...] Thoughts."
My answer was basically "First ask yourself: 'how do you see it working in the future if you wait."
Next time, if you only want specific people to answer within specific parameters, why not use email?
Good to hear that he is back for what seems long-term. Now more than ever is the time to ask yourself what you were actually waiting for, and what you can expect.
Or you can listen to complacent advice telling you what you want to hear.