Dan and I have had a lot of experience spending big chunks of time apart. It's not easy, it's not ideal, but we power through because it's the only option. And the key to making time apart work, is honest communication.
"Sweets, when do you get back?"
"Aw Dan, you miss me."
"Do I ever, I'm starving. Last night I ate a tin of white beans for dinner."
"So to clarify what you actually miss is...my cooking!"
We're making it work people, one honest conversation at a time.