Essay on The Effects Of Long Distance Relationships On Marriage

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The Effects of Long Distance Relationships on Marriage

Most will agree, that when you are in love, nothing can stand in your way. No matter the distance, if it is across the state, country or on the other side of the world, love will find a way. In today’s world of convenient transportation, more and more married couples are finding that long distance relationships work, although they are never easy. Approximately 3.4 million married people are currently involved in long distance relationships, most of these couples are forced into this due to work (Thompson, J. 2010). According to experts, this number will continue to rise, especially as unemployment percentages continues to rise and jobs remain scarce. Although unconventional, living apart upends traditional notions of marriage. “A large Rand Corp. study published last spring based on military personnel found that the longer the deployments, the higher the chance the marriage would stay together” (Cullen, 2007). The same holds true with civilians, and more couples are finding that living apart and being married works, as long as both parties are dedicated to each other and continue the doing all the things it takes for a marriage to be successful.

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