Make Your Extreme LDR Work
Three women share how they make their relationships work in spite of outrageously long distances. And you thought driving 45 minutes to see your BF was annoying.
You meet an awesome guy, but then he finds out that his company is relocating him to, uh, China. A few years ago, this kind of extreme long-distance relationship (ELDR)
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would have been an instant deal breaker. But today, ELDRs seem to be more common. Obvious reason: the economy. It’s harder to find a great job, so when an opportunity presents itself, people are often taking it...even if it means moving 5,000 kilometres away from their significant others. “More couples are trying out these cross-continent love affairs because things like Facebook, e-mail, and Skype make it seem easier to maintain a relationship,” says Michael Malmon, Ph.D., a senior staff psychologist at Metropolitan State University of Denver who has counselled many couples in longdistance relationships. Of course, even with the best technology, having your BF live ridiculously far away means you have to try extra hard to stay close. We asked real women in ELDRs to explain how they kept their relationship strong.
If distance makes the heart grow fonder, they must be crazy in love