Loving “long distance” is something that many people have to learn how to do. Whether you live far away from parents, your partner, your children or great friends, maintaining that relationship can require understanding, flexibility and other significant personal skills. Dr. Margaret tells her personal story of living away from loved ones, both as a young adult, a friend, and now, as a parent. She offers eight techniques and concepts to make it through, and realize the greatest potential in loving long distance.

The listener email is a question from someone who calls herself a “liar.” What’s behind chronic lying? And what do you have to do to change that habit?

Click here for “Marriage Is Not For Chickens,” the new gift book by Dr. Margaret! It’s perfect for engagements, anniversaries, weddings, or for the person you love!

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