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5 Problems With Long-Distance Relationships

Our technology has increased drastically and has helped make long distance relationships a little easier. However, long distance relationships are still difficult. Most people in long distance relationships want to do everything they can to make it work, but there are some factors that seem to get in the way of most long distance relationships. Stephen J Betchen D.S.W., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 5 main problems with long distance relationships. 

  1. Time and money
  2. Mobility 
  3. Familiarity 
  4. Intimacy 
  5. Risk 

Click here to read more about these common problems in long-distance relationships. 


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