Long-distance relationship

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A long-distance relationship is a relationship between people who are physically far apart. Typically they are dating or married. Some reasons for long-distance relationships are:

  • They met through a dating service and live far apart.
  • They met while one or both was on vacation.
  • They used to live close together, but one has since moved away (e.g., job, college, military)

Communication is essential to keeping a long-distance relationship alive just as it is in a normal relationship, and can include:

Long distance relationships can be successful when both partners make efforts to visit each other. Discussing possible times to visit, and planning these "vacations" together can assist with strengthening the relationship. Furthermore, it will help build trust. Trust is the key to success.

The success of a long distance relationships is also affected by the length of time in which the couple is apart of each other. The inability to physically meet as a result of living in different parts of the world will be perceived to be considerably more challenging if the time frame involved is lengthy.

Living in different parts of the world might also influence the time-zone which might add more challenge to maintain communication and also to build rapport.

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