Can Long Distance Relationships Work?

Posted on December 3, 2013

Contrary to the received wisdom, long distance relationships can work, according to new research published in the Journal of Communication.

Two factors that help keep long distance relationships alive are that these couples:

- Tell each other more intimate information.
- Have a more idealised view of their partner.

The study, which contradicts much standard dating advice, was inspired by the increasing numbers of people conducting long distance relationships because of the demands of education, employment or emigration.

The researchers examined 67 couples: some who were in long distance relationships, and others who were in close physical proximity to each other.

They found that the long distance couples were highly trusting and even felt more intimate with their partners, despite their physical distance.

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Category(s):Relationships & Marriage

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