Nevertheless, this new form of periods of separation between partners, tell us a considerable amount about how people approach the challenges of maintaining a satisfying and egalitarian intimate life, involving caring relationships with others, within contemporary social conditions.
OTHER ACADEMIC/RESEARCH ARTICLESFirst, select the group you are researching – students, military separations, civilian (non-student) separations, or miscellaneous.
Although this can make it difficult to quantitatively measure the extent of distance relating, qualitative analysis of distance relationships promises to give considerable insight into the changing nature of intimate lives across the life course.
This paper indicates the kind of insights offered via analysis of exploratory research into distance relating in Britain.
The study’s conclusions, that LDRs are associated with divorce, is likely a result of including many couples whose relationships were already on the rocks. “Gender Roles and Coping.” Journal of Marriage andthe Family, 1984; –104.27. Doctoral Thesis: Auburn University, Alabama,1991.28.
“Attachment Theory as Applied to Wartime and Job-Related Marital Separation,” by Julia Vormbrock.136An outstanding, albeit technical, review of the process of attachment and separation for marriages.
“Ending the Commute: Communication Strategies of Couples During Reintegration (Doctoral Thesis),” by Pamela Dunkin.131A difficult to find source (write to the University of Oregon), but a good example of the difficulties that come with reunion after an LDR. Until Careers Do Us Part: Vocational and Marital Satisfaction in the Dual-Career Commuter Marriage,” by Kathrijn Govaerts and David Dixon.13A nicely done study comparing dual-career couples who live together with those that have geographically separated.