6 Ways to Strengthen a Long Distance Relationship – TIME

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Screen Shot 2015-11-01 at 3.06.14 PMVery pleased to have this article published in TIME this week: 6 Ways to Strengthen a Long Distance Relationship. 

Long distance relationships aren’t easy, but the distance can provide wonderful opportunities to strengthen your bond as well as your sense of self. Here are some ways to strengthen your long distance relationship, and transform the difficulty into growth. To read the full article, click here.

You’re defining and redefining your core values

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind blows out candles and fans fire.” – Rochefoucauld

Love doesn’t always respect geographic boundaries, or easily take a backseat to educational pursuits, familial obligations, and career opportunities….

…With our global culture, expanding professional opportunities, and technological advances … long-distance relationships are here to stay.

The good news is, both you and your relationship will gain strength through these obstacles — if you allow yourself to engage with your struggle and channel any anxiety into healthy choices for yourself, as well as the relationship.

In strengthening yourself, you’ll not only survive the distance, you’ll be better for it. Absence can indeed fan the flames of your passion, even if it’s for yourself and your own future.


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Alicia H. Clark, PsyD