Skyrocketing phone bills. Layovers and missed flights. Countless hours spent pining, worrying, and wondering, Why do we do this to ourselves? Long-distance love can be one challenge afteranother, but as most committed couples will tell you, the rewards well outweigh the stresses. In this sensitive yet sensible guide, long-distance veterans Chris and Kate provide strategies for making the distance seem shorter and outline eight essential skills for relationship success:Communicating effectivelyEstablishing mutual goals and expectationsDealing with issues of trust, fidelity, and independenceHaving fun in spite of the distanceManaging time, schedules, and stressKeeping the relationship realBalancing sex and emotional intimacyMaking the transition to same-city livingBased on interviews with more than 100 couples and packed with knowledgeable tips and honest advice, THE LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP SURVIVAL GUIDE proves that, with patience and dedication, a loving relationship can not only survive but also thrive across the miles.
Long Distance part-time
Loved, loved this book & it has helped me see things so differently & more insightfully in our p/t long distance relationship! Me & my best half are part-time Long Distancers, he works out of state for each project he takes on & each time it’s a different state and varies how long he will be gone! I get to join him in between & we always make the most of it, even though he works 7 days a week!! Will keep this book as a reference when needed, thank you!!
My boyfriend and I started dating in the same city, and then he got stationed on the opposite side of the country. After four months of long distance dating, I decided to purchase this book in order to help with problems I've never been faced with before.
After a few chapters, I told my boyfriend about the book and asked if he would read it as well. We both really enjoy it because it helps up see our own mistakes we've made together. I already see a difference in how we communicate. It is actually a good way for us to share something just by letting each other know what chapter we got to so far.
I just finished and I highly recommend this book. The author addresses all sorts of different relationship scenarios, not just one or two.
Even if you are on the fence regarding whether or not to begin a LDR, this book provides much needed clarity.