Couples that see one another only once a week or once a month often can feel disconnected from their partner.
” would be a comment that geographically close couples would share later that night.
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.
Geographically close couples do this almost unconsciously as they chat about little events that are upcoming or recently past.
These little events seem relevant when discussed right away, but they lose their interest and excitement when discussed in retrospect.
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.