The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

Secrets and Strategies from Successful Couples Who Have Gone the Distance

by Chris Bell,

Skyrocketing phone bills. Layovers and missed flights. Countless hours spent pining, worrying, and wondering, Why do we do this to ourselves? Long-distance love can be one challenge afteranother, but as most committed couples will tell you, the rewards well outweigh the stresses. In this sensitive yet sensible guide, long-distance veterans Chris and Kate provide strategies for making the distance seem shorter and outline eight essential skills for relationship success:
  • Communicating effectively
  • Establishing mutual goals and expectations
  • Dealing with issues of trust, fidelity, and independence
  • Having fun in spite of the distance
  • Managing time, schedules, and stress
  • Keeping the relationship real
  • Balancing sex and emotional intimacy
  • Making the transition to same-city living
Based on interviews with more than 100 couples and packed with knowledgeable tips and honest advice, THE LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP SURVIVAL GUIDE proves that, with patience and dedication, a loving relationship can not only survive but also thrive across the miles.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  • Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale; January 2012
  • ISBN: 9780307809032
  • Read online, or download in secure EPUB format
  • Title: The Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide
  • Author: Chris Bell; Kate Brauer-Bell
  • Imprint: Ten Speed Press

About The Author

Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell fell in love in Cincinnati, a few weeks after Chris had accepted a job 500 miles away, thus beginning 19 months of phone calls, emails, and countless trips by car or plane. Married since 2003, they now live together in Maineville, Ohio, with their son, George.
Chris Bell and Kate Brauer-Bell fell in love in Cincinnati, a few weeks after Chris had accepted a job 500 miles away, thus beginning 19 months of phone calls, emails, and countless trips by car or plane. Married since 2003, they now live together in Maineville, Ohio, with their son, George.


From the Trade Paperback edition.