Technology has opened new doors when it comes to love! More and more people are finding themselves in long-distance relationships (LDR's) these days. This is partly due to technological advances and to a more global marketplace in addition to other factors.
What happens when you fall in love with someone who lives or works far away? How do you keep your relationship close, connected and passionate? How do you discourage the worries and doubts that love won't survive if you can't physically be together a lot (or at all)?
What tends to happen for many couples who are in a long-distance relationship is jealousy. One person might call or text more than the other. One might become bored with the limited means of interacting. One might seem secretive about what he or she's been doing and the other one increasingly suspicious and accusatory.
In some cases, the jealous person might use teasing or attempts at humor to cover how he or she really feels. This is what happened with Jeff and Theresa ...
When Jeff was offered his dream job, he was thrilled and nervous at the same time. His girlfriend of five years was just getting into a groove in her career. She'd struggled to start her own business and now had a healthy bottom line and a strong pool of clients in the community. Jeff and Theresa ultimately decided that Jeff would take this job opportunity across the country while Theresa would stay home and continue to grow her business.
They were determined to make a long-distance relationship work — and it did, sort of. When Jeff and Theresa talked on the phone or had a "Skype date," Theresa would often mention how helpful her neighbor Jeremy was. She told Jeff about how Jeremy jumped her car battery, secured a loose board in her fence and sometimes joined her to walk the dog. Keep reading ...
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