Heart wrenching (but true): 70% of long-distance relationships without establishing ground rules and parameters breakup within six months…
When you play the Long Distance Relationship (LDR) game right, the attraction will be so strong that you and your partner won’t have a choice in the matter.
My beautiful wife Marianne was the free-spirited type, a fellow Bostonite by birth but an aspiring short story film producer by calling.
Part of me wanted Marianne to change course in college, to do something that would keep her local, with me.
But ultimately we both agreed that her passion called on her move out to the West Coast, where the very best film schools and opportunities in her field lied.
I demanded in a sharp tone, needing to know the answer and yet needing her cooperation to find out who the intruder was.
Something about not being close to your partner and sensing a potential rival just gets under your skin like nothing I’ve ever felt.
You fear for your partner’s safety, and are somehow equally angry at their lack of understanding of what’s going on in your own mind.
Once I escaped my confusion, I realized the seductive cosmetic ad on the TV behind me triggered her outburst.
Sometimes Marianne got angry at me for days because she misinterpreted my texts and thought that I wasn’t loving her.
But Marianne loved to chat about daily things and sometimes I felt like she was pushing me to communicate.
Whenever I delayed to reply her messages for whatever reason, even for good reasons such as work or my battery was dead, she felt neglected and thought I was with “someone”.
But all the negative emotions such as feeling jealous, needy and doubt made me feel like something…