The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide [NOOK Book]

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Skyrocketing phone bills. Layovers and missed flights. Countless hours spent pining, worrying, and wondering, Why do we do this to ourselves? Long-distance love can be one challenge afteranother, but as most committed couples will tell you, the rewards well outweigh the stresses. In this sensitive yet sensible guide, long-distance veterans Chris and Kate provide strategies for making the distance seem shorter ...
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The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

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Overview

Skyrocketing phone bills. Layovers and missed flights. Countless hours spent pining, worrying, and wondering, Why do we do this to ourselves? Long-distance love can be one challenge afteranother, but as most committed couples will tell you, the rewards well outweigh the stresses. In this sensitive yet sensible guide, long-distance veterans Chris and Kate provide strategies for making the distance seem shorter and outline eight essential skills for relationship success:
  • Communicating effectively
  • Establishing mutual goals and expectations
  • Dealing with issues of trust, fidelity, and independence
  • Having fun in spite of the distance
  • Managing time, schedules, and stress
  • Keeping the relationship real
  • Balancing sex and emotional intimacy
  • Making the transition to same-city living
Based on interviews with more than 100 couples and packed with knowledgeable tips and honest advice, THE LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP SURVIVAL GUIDE proves that, with patience and dedication, a loving relationship can not only survive but also thrive across the miles.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307809032
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 1/4/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 144,800
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell fell in love in Cincinnati, a few weeks after Chris had accepted a job 500 miles away, thus beginning 19 months of phone calls, emails, and countless trips by car or plane. Married since 2003, they now live together in Maineville, Ohio, with their son, George.
Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell fell in love in Cincinnati, a few weeks after Chris had accepted a job 500 miles away, thus beginning 19 months of phone calls, emails, and countless trips by car or plane. Married since 2003, they now live together in Maineville, Ohio, with their son, George.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2007

    The best book on the subject

    I've read several of the books available on the topic of long-distance relationships. I've been involved in my LDR for a year now and although it's been mostly good, it can be very challenging and sometimes my boyfriend and I could just use a little help. This book has far and away been the best for offering practical, solid relationship strategies. The authors interviewed lots of long-distance couples with many different situations and put together their combined best advice, covering everything from communication tips to travel strategies to how to cope with loneliness, jealousy and different communication styles and creative ways to make the distance seem closer. It's the best book available. My advice is buy two copies--one for yourself and one for your significant other. That way you can read it together and discuss the ideas. It saved our relationship during a tough spot, and actually helped my boyfriend and I bring our relationship to the next level.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2006

    the best advice ever!

    at first i was really skeptical about consulting a book for advice on my long-distant relationship, but i am so happy i did in the end. in fact, this guide was very helpful, easy to read, and easy to relate to that i finished it quickly and had a copy sent to my boyfriend, who is on the other side of the country. if you're looking for some real solutions, clear-cut tips on LD relationships and ways to understand your partner better, then this book is for you!

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    Posted March 11, 2014

    Does a Spanish version of this  book exist? 

    Does a Spanish version of this  book exist? 

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