Leaving behind friends and family is one of the hardest parts of going on a year abroad, especially if that means saying goodbye to your boyfriend or girlfriend. When you’re in a relationship, the prospect of one of you taking a year abroad can lead to a difficult question. Will your relationship survive a year apart? It may not be the obvious option, but going abroad as a couple could be the solution. My boyfriend and I have spent the past nine months living in France together. Here’s how we did it and what we wish we’d known beforehand!