One of the consequences of the global economic issues is that many couples find themselves in the difficult position of having to work away from each other. When it is a choice between paying the bills and living apart because you can get a short or medium term contract, there is often little debate.
Relationship expert Sue Ostler (see her new book Flirt Diva) took part in this weeks BBC documentary on long distance relationships, and was asked to comment on two areas. Firstly around the subject of flirting whilst your partner is away. As long as it is harmless flirting, it is a far cry from cheating. Sue argues that when it comes to cheating the distance has nothing to do with it. People in long distance relationships are more likely to flirt Sue says.
The second question posed to Sue is whether a period of time at distance is good or bad for a relationship;
“I’m a big fan of the long distance. If you can get through that you can get through anything. It provides a history that you can look back on, and you can look at each other and say ‘You know what, we survived that. Yes, I’d go the long distance relationship, I’d give it the 10 out of 10”.
To listen to the documentary visit the BBC website – 1Xtra – Long Distance Relationships