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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is Love Doomed. Long Distance Relationship Statistics

Long Distance Relationships

Is our love doomed? Can we survive a long distance relationship? Questions like these are getting more
and more common these days, especially if you are in college or just starting out.

I can sympathize having been in this situation myself, not once but twice and I know that if you are experiencing long distance love, it isn't easy to hold it all together during this time of separation.

I decided to do some more of my researching and found some statistics pertaining to long distance relationships that may help to show you that you are not the only one going through this.
Long Distance Marriage Facts
  • 2.9% of marriages are considered long distance
  • 10% of marriages start as long distance
  • 75% of engaged couples say they have been in long distance relationships
  • 3.75 million marriages are considered long distance
  • 14 months is average time you are apart
 Long Distance Love Statistics
  • 14 million couples claim they are in this type of relationship
  • 32.5% of college loves are long distance
  • 125 miles is our average distance apart
  • 3 love letters sent each month
Negative Sides to Long Distance Love
  • 4.5 months is the time it takes to split-up when it isn't working out
  • 70% fail if good planning isn't done
  • 40% break-up
  • 1.5 visits to each other a month
I found the facts here:
Long Distance Relationship Statistics
Research Date is 4-28-2014
2013 Statistic Brain Research Institute, publishing as Statistic Brain

As we can see from the statistics, it is not uncommon to be involved in a long distance romance, especially if you are in college or newly married. Obviously,this makes sense considering we get involved with someone before we are even enrolled in school and sometimes our occupations keep us apart somewhat at first.

I would like to give some short, long distance relationship advice if I can.
For starters, if you don't think you guys can survive being apart, it may be easier on both of you to agree to see other people or just break-up for the time being. If your love is still there then you can always get back together. I would advise this because basically we live in a world that doesn't wait and do you think your partner or you will wait that long? If you are apart then there are many opportunities to meet other people and even date them. Temptation can set in and someone may be heartbroken or you may end up lying to them to cover up what you have done.
Career opportunities may come up and this can have a drastic change on your life course. You need to consider both of you and go on from there. Would you give up a great sounding career or the relationship?
 Dealing with long distance relationships can be stressful and to be successful, you need to make life plans and stick to them or be able to adjust in a way that is good for both of you. It isn't fair for just one of you to have to do everything and that person may end up resenting you. Honesty, understanding, cooperation and commitment are essential for a happy time while you are apart.
 Many relationships can survive and even flourish even though there is distance between the couple. Many find that their love and understanding is even stronger than before and that they communicate better because of the effort it takes while apart.
I wish all long distance couples success and hope I have given you some room for thought.

Any questions or comments, please leave below as I welcome your opinions!

above photo ©[jovannig(Giovanni Gagliardi)

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