Monday, December 12, 2005

Author Claims Long-Distance Love Not For Idiots

BOSTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – The author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Long-Distance Relationships (Alpha Penguin) claims being in a long-distance relationship is certainly not an idiotic choice.

Boston-based author Seetha Narayan did it herself, explaining after grad school, she and her now husband “got engaged at the airport because we couldn’t bear to part.”

But part they did, spending seven years in different cities obtaining PhDs and finding work in their respective fields.

Narayan feels long-distance relationships often come about because of “prior commitments” like school or career and that in today’s changing economy, “many jobs require people to travel and move.”

So what’s the secret to making it work? Narayan says to pay attention to the senses – as in touch, sight, etc. – and ask what’s most important to you.

If it’s sight, get a web-cam, and if it’s the sound of someone’s voice, then daily phone calls are obvious.

If you do end up in the same city, she says it won’t be “mega-doses of independence and intimacy” anymore, and you’ll have to be prepared to integrate both of those into daily life.

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