Long_Distance_Relationships_(Revised_for_spr08)

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Long Distance Relationships I. Definition A. Distance B. Access Becoming increasingly common 2.7 million married couple 3.6 million married couple 2000 2005
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II. Advantages to LDRs A. Personality Characteristics 1. “sailor on every boat” 2. high achiever
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B. Positive consequences of LDRs 1. More control 2. More personal time 3. More friendships 4. Other relationships 5. More partner idealization &“first dates” THIS IS WHY PEOPLE ARE HAPPIER FOR LONGER IN LDRs 6. Survival skills
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Unformatted text preview: C. Negative consequences of LDRs 1. Loneliness 2. Tension/stress 3. Other relationships 4. Break-ups- but among married, no difference due to distance D. Predictors of Success in LDRs 1. Money 2. Support system a. Family b. Friends 3. Rules a. Reciprocity b. Fidelity 4. Prior Experience a. With person b. With relationships c. With LDRs 5. Shared Trajectory 6. Frequency of Visits 7. Sharing 8. Talk a. small talk b. technology 9. Choice Perceptions...
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