I think I would feel the same...plus 8 months isn't too long. It's not like you're going for 2 years or something. Think about all the stuff you'll have to tell each other after 8 months. I think if you have a good relationship, then time apart shouldnt cause a big problem.
She might feel a bit peeved though that you've made the decision without discussing it with her Bring a tranquilizer dart, just in case.
How do you tell your girlfriend and boss you are going travelling for 8mnths next year?
Too easy! What you do is book your ticket and head off telling them nothing. Then when you arrive at some far flung foreign destination, call them both (reverse charges of course) and ask, "you'll never guess where I am!"
I'll loan you Gnorman and the Gnomads (small garden gnome and his tiny rubber ducky friends). Just take pictures of them, and yourself of course, at your first destination - e-mail to both. Explain that the little band of marauders kidnapped you on your way to work and you'll try to escape soon...
Just tell your girlfriend you`re going. She may not think your sort of travelling is for her... tell her you won`t be anywhere near an electrical outlet.
If she really cares about you she will understand that you need to do what you need to do...
Just be honest...but gentle.
Dear Chris .Just chill and tell your girlfriend that you are going on a trip for 8 months nad promise her that you will keep in contact with her.dont just goaway.And this is for your boss . just go away dont inform your boss.You need freedomYou acn inform someone else other than your boss.Regards Dimphian PEREIRA.
Just go for it!Tell them that you want to have some time for yourself.They'll understand!
Good luck with everything!
you dont really have to tell them.. they'll both figure it out after the first few months
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Tell your girlfriend sooner rather than later - obviously I can't really say how to break it or what the reaction might be as I don't know the pair of you! If I did know then I still prob couldn't suggest so that one's up to you!! Maybe consider taking her with you or even suggesting she could come out and visit for a few weeks or whatever. As for the boss - maybe you could ask for some time off work, that way you could still keep your job when you come back!! If it doesn't work then at least you tried and can go from there!!
Tell your girlfriend;
-that its a once in a life time opportunity.
- its the ideal time for you to go as (I assume) you have few responsibilities ie no mortgage, no kids (I'm just guessing here!)etc.
-its something you have to do and you won't be fully happy until you have done it.
Thats what my boyfriend dsaid to me (he went away for six months) and we survived! It actually did us a lot of good!
I was definitely not gonna hold him back from fulfilling his dream, as I knew that if he didn't go he would blame me for holding him back in the long run!
Tell your boss;
- I'm going round the world. If there is a job available for me on my return then great! If not..see ya!