Long-distance relationships are sometimes frowned upon, but new research shows that absence may really make the heart grow fonder.
According to a study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, distance helps facilitate more intimacy, communication and satisfaction in relationships.
Researchers studied more than 700 people in long-distance relationships and compared them to 425 people in geographically close relationships to assess the quality of their unions.
The factor that better predicted a successful relationship was not the number of miles, but the certainty in the relationship's future, the study found.
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