We were married in the States, and hubby had to head home 5 weeks after the wedding, and we were apart 2 2/12 LONG months before he was back. Then, a few years later when we decided to move to the UK, he went a month ahead of me, and I went for just under 6 months on a visitor's visa. After that I came home for the 2 months it took to get my visa. Before it was time to apply again, hubs decided he liked living in the US more, so we moved back over. We filed DCF, but I was still back here a month before him.
We spent all those times keeping busy with work, spending time with family and friends (especially the one who was moving and wouldn't see them for a while), and more or less anything we could to make the time go by. We called a couple times a day, texted throughout the day, and spent time online at least daily, talking about everything and nothing. In a way it was like dating again, when we had to rely on computers and phones to keep in contact.