First post here so hello to all. Im currently pursuing a career in the british army, haven't got very far (RCB briefing still to do), which is great, soldiering and more specifically being an officer have always been the only things Ive really wanted to do... The big drawback is I'm born and bred in the Irish republic,; my family arent over the moon about my goals but I can live with that. The bigger problem is my girlfriend whos very much a long term prospect at this stage has no intention of leaving Ireland. She seems happy to carry things on long distance, but I wonder how other people with similar situations have coped?