And is stationed on the east coast, while I am currently in the Midwest. My company says they are flexible with working remote options, but I'm not sure of how to ask for one week remote a month to spend time with him. I would like to gradually build that up before he deploys so I can see him and maintain my job but I'm nervous to ask because I'm not married so I'm not sure if they would see that is a good reason. I always work longer hours when I'm remote and am more productive but the perception from colleagues is not positive of remote workers. How should I frame up the request to hr and manage colleagues who have comments?