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Did you surprise your significant other when they finally came home?

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Hey everyone,

I was wondering what you guys have done once your visa was finally approved and your significant other finally moved to you. It will still be a while, but to keep myself from going crazy, thinking what I can plan for when my fiance finally moves. Roses, balloons.. I don't know. Or will moving and travel just be too exhausting that it will be too much for her?

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When I arrived I was pretty tired from the emotions of leaving. Plus I am not a showy person. So my husband met me at the airport and he had planned a special evenings of 'just the two of us' things.

It was nice

Good luck


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Depends which county she is coming from. Usually, she will be going through a variety of emotions, from disorientation to home sickness. The best you can do is be supportive, understanding, and make sure she is made as welcome as possible. For a K-1, those 90 days pass quickly, getting things together, getting used to you and life in the US, meeting family and friends, and getting married. Keep her busy, and don't let her get bored.


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Depends which county she is coming from. Usually, she will be going through a variety of emotions, from disorientation to home sickness. The best you can do is be supportive, understanding, and make sure she is made as welcome as possible. For a K-1, those 90 days pass quickly, getting things together, getting used to you and life in the US, meeting family and friends, and getting married. Keep her busy, and don't let her get bored.

She is coming from Krasnoyarsk, Russia. You are right there will be a variety of emotions, which is why I thought surprise her when she comes home with something romantic, and thats where I was looking for advise what others did when their fiance arrived. We have talked about that extensively, and will probably travel to Colorado within a few weeks of arriving and get married/elope. As far as keeping her busy, we have talked about taking classes at the local college, English for foreigners, she likes doing art, so maybe an art class, volunteer work, driving classes (fortunately she already has a drivers license in Russia). and find work as soon as possible, since she likes to be a busy body. I've already started setting aside a budget for her to redecorate our bedroom, to buy art supplies for her, and to fix my jeep so she has a vehicle to drive as soon as she gets her license.

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She is coming from Krasnoyarsk, Russia. You are right there will be a variety of emotions, which is why I thought surprise her when she comes home with something romantic, and thats where I was looking for advise what others did when their fiance arrived. We have talked about that extensively, and will probably travel to Colorado within a few weeks of arriving and get married/elope. As far as keeping her busy, we have talked about taking classes at the local college, English for foreigners, she likes doing art, so maybe an art class, volunteer work, driving classes (fortunately she already has a drivers license in Russia). and find work as soon as possible, since she likes to be a busy body. I've already started setting aside a budget for her to redecorate our bedroom, to buy art supplies for her, and to fix my jeep so she has a vehicle to drive as soon as she gets her license.

those sound like wonderful things


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Has she ever been to visit you here? Maybe if there is somewhere she is already familiar with you could take her there. Or if you have a favorite place of your own that is not overwhelming you could take her there to share with her something special you've been waiting to show her?

What about something personalized at your home. Maybe this is cheesy but what about a blanket on your couch with your names embroidered on it showing her that is now your home together?


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