Relationships: One to Many
A Good Distant Love
In 2005, according to The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships an estimated 2.9% of US marriages were considered long distance, with 1 in 10 marriages reported to have included a period at long distance within the first 3 years. This means that in 2005 approximately 3,500,000 people in the US alone were involved in long-distance marriages. It is harder to know precisely how many non-married couples are in a long distance relationship but according to The Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships there was an estimated 4 to 4.5 million college couples in the US which were in non marital LDRs. These LDRs are due to social, environmental and economic factors such as participation in the military, studying abroad, increased opportunities to work overseas and the emergence of online relationships. Today we can telephone, e-mail, text, video conference, and expedite mail like never before
10 Successful ways to have a LDR
1. Be clear about expectations up front.
2. Ask the important questions at the onset, to make sure you are both clear on the parameters of the relationship
3. Consider using Skype video chat calls every day, text messaging, phone calls and email every day
4. Think outside of the box and Do things together
5. Pursue common interests, even if it means pursuing them apart.
6. Avoid Temptation
7. Try challenging each other
8. Talk about your future together
9. Visit often
10. *Remember that you’re still in a relationship*
Love is a beautiful and it can last no matter the distance, just remember that it takes TWO!!!
– Bently Marie
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