Lyz on Love is a weekly video round up of love and relationships news. Think of it as your cheat sheet to love on the internet. Even though you might think your internet cheat sheet is called Google, it's not. It's called Lyz on Love. This week, we talked long-distance relationships (or LDRs for you texting kids out there). Long Distance Relationship Tech Tips
My husband and I were in a long-distance relationship for two years before we got married. I really enjoyed some aspects of it, because it forced him to write out his feelings on paper and now I have them for posterity. Also, he's a pretty quiet guy, so being in a long-distance relationship forced him to come out of his comfort zone. Also, it was nice to have that space at a time when we were both focusing on school and he was able to sucker me into marrying him without me knowing that he leaves his socks on the floor. So it worked out. Fighting Over The Little Things
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But I know a lot of people who will never do a long-distance relationship ever again, among them Alice Lindberg. (You know, the wife of Charles Lindberg, who had a secret family tucked away in Germany. ) Having an LDR does make it more possible for your husband to have hidden families on the other side of the world, but to be honest, I wouldn't mind him having a second family. Maybe the other wife could come clean the socks off the floor.
What do you think? Are long-distance relationships worth it? What's your experience with far away love? Let me know.
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