Internet dating and long distance relationships

Time together became weekends of sex as opposed to anything else.It got boring and left us with not much to talk about – making us feel all the more distant – the opposite of what intimacy is supposed to do.However, as time went on, the distance took its toll.

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Of course, not seeing your partner for long periods of time causes a lot of sexual frustration – and so when we did see each other, that’s all we’d do.

We’d travel down to each other’s ends every other weekend and we’d spend around five days together at a time – which, when you add it up, amounted to the regular time most couples would spend together each month.

When we weren’t together, we’d miss each other terribly.

‘If neither of you are prepared to compromise and move then you need to be open and frank about it – don’t let it simmer and go un-talked about.

If both of you are dead set on not moving then it’s unlikely it will go any further, but if you’re both prepared to compromise then long distance relationships can work.’ A study conducted by the Centre for the Study of Long Distance Relationships found that most long-distance relationships break down after a period of 4.5 months, while 40% of all long distance relationships result with a breakup – and an overwhelming 70% failing due to unplanned changes.