Common sense suggests that because partners can’t keep an eye on one another they might be more prone to wander.Researchers have examined whether couples in long distance relationships have more affairs than geographically close couples. The good news is that all three studies showed that couples in long distance relationships had no greater risk of having an affair than geographically close couples.
Back to top, click here Compared to 2000 there are 839,000 more long-distance marriages in 2005.
There was a 23% relative increase in the rate of long-distance marriages between 20 (2.36% of marriages in 2000 and 2.9% of marriages in 2005).
Greater exposure to far away singles accounts for part of this trend.“People travel for their work, they commute farther, they generally travel more than we did just a few decades ago.
All of these things make it more likely that they’ll fall for someone who doesn’t live nearby,” says Dr. The rise of Internet dating services predictably contributes to “coast-to-coast couples” – those who live on opposite ends of the nation and met on the web, but have a real, not just a virtual, relationship.
Research has shown clearly that of these four components, demographics has the least to do with the success or failure of a long distance relationship.
Couples therapists who focus on long distance relationships have understandably suggested frequent face-to-face visits.
If you’ve reached the altar, we'd like to think you know your spouse-to-be pretty well.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of surprises waiting for you on the other side of holy matrimony.
Back to top, click here The most challenging aspect of a long distance relationship is maintaining the feeling of simply being part of one another’s lives.
Couples that see one another only once a week or once a month often can feel disconnected from their partner.
Yet when researchers carefully looked at this question, the largest and best designed studies found no relationship between how often couples visited one another and how likely they were to stay together.