Couples therapists who focus on long distance relationships have understandably suggested frequent face-to-face visits.
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.
Society has finally started accepting long distance relationships as a viable alternative.
So not only are there more long-distance sparks flying these days but people are far more likely to fan the flames of these romances rather than assume they would never work.
Back to top, click here Despite what many people believe, LDRs do not break up at any greater rate than more traditional, geographically close, couples.
I realize that this seems contrary to common sense, so in the book (Long Distance Relationships) I discuss in more detail each of the studies that looked at this question.
This is one of several insights that research has provided that clashes with the opinions of many “experts.”The good news is that couples should feel free to visit one another however often you can afford to do so.