The number of long distance marriages has also been on the rise in recent years.
Not surprisingly, the economy has played a part in long distance relationships.
However, another factor has also been responsible for the increasing numbers of long distance relationships — the Internet.
Not only are they a pain to maintain, but they also tend to be destined for failure in the long run. This number was more or less the same with an estimation of about 14 million in 2017.
Furthermore, of that 14 million, almost four to four and a half million of these couples are in a non-marital relationship.
There are many reasons why some relationships become long distance.
For instance, one or both partners may go away for military duty.
For instance, many people tend to cut themselves off from friends and others as they wait for their partners to return. Couples in long distance relationships may have a better chance at making it work if they find a way to lead separate lives as well as stay optimistic about each other during separation.
It is also crucial not to avoid unpleasant issues in the relationship when finally reunited.
In fact, nearly a third of all people who claim they are in this type of relationship say these are college relationships.
Non-marital relationships are not the only ones in which long distance may be a factor.
This allows one to do laundry or daily treadmill runs or other chores while talking to their partner simultaneously (this is called “parallel communication” in the research world).