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I can't believe how absolutely amazing this book was!In an attempt to expand my horizons a bit (I don't normally go for non-fiction, especially not a textbook-style book), I searched for books on long-distance relationships in hopes of learning a bit. I'm currently in one, and I'm always open to improving in any areas that I can (communication, virtual dates, etc), so I'm constantly doing research. So, I thought, why not read a book about it?This book was published in 2006, so some things don't
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As someone who has only recently begun a long distance relationship, I read this book to help me gain some insight on what I could do to get through the times apart and deal with not being in the same area as my boyfriend. My situation isn't necessarily tough regarding the distance (2 hour drive) but more so because my boyfriend has 2 children from a previous marriage and there's the fact that he has them every other weekend (sometimes more) and being able to see him and also integrate with the
This book is a good starting point for people who are considering a long distance relationship. It covers the basic problems LDR go through and gives readers important things to consider before entering a LDR. Seeing that my partner and I are considering it, it did help me to start thinking about the pro and cons and how really committed I am. I found the pesonal stories of all the couples inteviewed interesting (to a degree) and some of them gave me sources and tools on what exactly I should co...
Very much geared to the semi-long distance relationship, where a weekend rendezvous is possible. There was very little that dealt with multiple time zones and continents. While some things can be inferred, and will work regardless of the distance involved, really long distances have its own set of problems. The primary one being, the chances and opportunities that you'll actually be able to visit each other, they are few and far between.One review I read slammed the chapter on intimacy. I didn't...
This is a good and much needed book. With a few adjustments it could be so much better. I read that the authors are considering updating the book - great idea... Please consider including non-hetero relationships in the discussion, and bringing tech discussions up to date. The section on sexual intimacy was pretty judgey, maybe work on the inherent biases before you offer advice to others on this important aspect of LDRs. Another topic that received almost no airtime is how to handle the views o...
This book has some great advice and examples that will help you either strengthen your long-distance relationship or make the decision to end it before lots of time and pain. I read this book while in a LDR. I had been unhappy with the way things were going in my relationship and knew there needed to be some goals set and improvements made. This book helped me approach my then boyfriend with my needs and ultimately make the decision to end it after finding that he really didn’t want to do any wo...
Give advice at what to do to keep things going. It was nice but it didn't apply to my long distance relationship currently. My significant other is deployed, and we won't be able to see each other at all. I was hoping for some more inspiration or motivation through the lonely times of this, but it hit on ways to keep relationships positive for people in different US cities. It is good book but not what I was hoping for.
This book is exactly what the title says. Fritz bought it for me several months ago; he has a copy also, and we've been working our way through it a chapter at a time and talking about the different strategies and issues. Definitely a valuable read, although most of the discussions it sparked consisted of "Yeah, we do that. Yeah, we do that too. Yeah, we're good at that..." etc. So it was good for the affirmation, and we also got at least a few ideas we might not have come up with on our own.
I am currentlyin a long-distance relationship and have faced several communication issues along the way. This book has provided strategies and ideas that have been helpful for me in learning to face these challenges with greater confidence. While I have not yet finished the book, I know it will be a valuable asset as my long-distance relationship continues.
A bit outdated, worrying about calling plans and mentioning you might want to consider buying a mobile phone. No real mention of texting or video chatting. It focuses heavily on anecdotes of other couples, some who live less than 100 miles apart which I find laughable to call long distance. Still, it has some good recommendations and food for thought.
This book has some helpful hints, but most of it is common sense. The most value I got out of it was the chapter on deciding when to move and what to consider. It's worth a read if you are in a long distance relationship and can get it from the library, used, or from a friend.
This is a great book for anyone dating long-distance or considering dating someone long-distance. The most helpful aspect of the book was reading stories about couples that made their long-distance relationship successful.
Couple of really good take-always from this book. My favorite was playing a game online together that was unrelated to work or personal things to help pass time without the pressure of having to always have something specific to talk about.
Not bad. Would maybe have been useful at the beginning of an LDR. Over a year into one, the content was rather passe. But as it is, it was neat reading sketches of other LDR relationships, failures and successes, and to get a few more tips for the trade.
This book was ok. it taught by example, which was really good in some situations, but not the best in others.
Absolutely useful that it inspires you to face necessary issues in a relationship. Not just for LDR but all who's considering a mature relationship.
7.8.13 - 7.19.13
Useful information, but mostly for if you're just starting a relationship and if you live in the same country. Could also use an update on the tech aspect of things. No mention of texts or Skype!
A bit dated on the technology front (since a lot has changed since this was published in 2006), but solid, common sense advice.
This book is a wonderful starter for those who are in a LDR. It gives examples and tips from real couples. It also organizes in the book in a way that is easy to read and follow.
The boyfriend bought this for me before he left for a co-op term in another city. It was helpful and written in a very accessible manner, lots of examples from real life.
A nice, simple guide to some good ideas for growing and maintaining relationships with traveling.