When long-distance dating partners become geographically close

  title={When long-distance dating partners become geographically close},
  author={L. Stafford and Andy J. Merolla and J. D. Castle},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={901 - 919}
This study explored long-distance dating relationships’ (LDDRs) transition to geographic proximity. About half of LDDR partners experience this transition, whereas the other half end their relationships during separation. Among reunited relationships, one-third terminate within 3 months of reunion. Participants’ open-ended responses highlight changes associated with reunion, including the loss of autonomy; increased positive and negative knowledge; time management difficulties; and heightened… Expand

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