Boston-based author Seetha Narayan did it herself, explaining after grad school, she and her now husband got engaged at the airport because we couldnt 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 todays changing economy, many jobs require people to travel and move.
So whats the secret to making it work? Narayan says to pay attention to the senses as in touch, sight, etc. and ask whats most important to you.
If its sight, get a web-cam, and if its the sound of someones voice, then daily phone calls are obvious.
If you do end up in the same city, she says it wont be mega-doses of independence and intimacy anymore, and youll have to be prepared to integrate both of those into daily life.
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