Nikolai and Roxanne met in a popular nightclub in Cape Town where Roxanne was a VIP hostess. They were introduced by a friend of hers, a local model who was showing some international models a night on the town. Nikolai and Roxanne immediately clicked and began a long-distance relationship. Here is their story.

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TN: What was the most challenging part of adjusting to life in the States?

Roxanne: Not being able to work for a year while I waited for documentation to finalize and be approved. TN: What is your favorite aspect of your relationship?

Nikolai: Rox is my best friend. Our friendship is everything to me. It’s funny, we have a lot of different interests, but we make an effort to participate in things that aren’t of our interest and have an absolute blast with the things that are.

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Roxanne: I get to do life with my best friend, and be in someone’s presence that I enjoy every day.

TN: What advice do you have for long-distance couples?

Nikolai: Have a plan. Long distance is very difficult, but as long as you constantly know you’re working towards a mutual goal, it makes it worth it. Create a routine. The same way routines are created with relationships in person, they should be created from a distance. It makes it feel more natural and present. At the end of the day, long distance shouldn’t last forever. There needs to be a clear mutual agreement about who’s going to make the move.

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