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Relationships: Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder?

From the Show: HER
Summary:study found that people in long-distance relationships share thoughts and feelings more often than those in geographically close relationships.
Air Date: 2/13/14
Duration: 10
Host: Michelle King Robson and Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD
Guest Bio: Rinatta Paries, Relationship Coach
rinatta pariesRinatta Paries is a Singles and Relationship Master Coach and a Certified Relationship Specialist. She has spent the last 16 years helping men and women finally create the kind of relationship they want, whether it's by attracting the right mate, healing their current relationship, or recovering from a breakup or divorce.

Her current book, available in her website bookstore, The 8+ Stages of Relationships, details the stages of romantic relationships and what happens at each stage. The book helps singles understand where their past relationships have failed and helps couples heal their relationship no matter what stage their are in.
Relationships: Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder?
A study found that people in long-distance relationships share personal thoughts and feelings with their partners more often than those in geographically close relationships. The study also found an increased feeling of excitement and intimacy. The research argues that distance truly does make the heart grow fonder. 

Couples do not get to see each other as often, so their "infatuation stage" and excitement to see each other lasts longer.

The study also found that women in long distance relationships were more likely to share meaningful thoughts and feelings than those who were not. They also tended to idealize their partners' behaviors, leading to a greater sense of intimacy.

On paper, long distance relationships look great, since they eliminate some of the day-to-day annoyances you share with your partner. A significant geographical distance forces you to communicate more and showcase the best of yourself.

In longevity though, long distance coupling is questionable. 

Along those lines, should couples in close proximity emulate couples in long distance relationships more often and give each other some space?

Relationship and Love Coach, Rinatta Paries, explains the advantages and disadvantage of long-distance relationships.
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