The Statistic Brain Research Institute states “14 million people [Americans] considered themselves to be in a long-distance relationship” and cannot see partners cannot see each other face-to-face daily like geographically close relationships (Long Distance Relationship Statistics). These high numbers make relationship maintenance for long distance relationships all the more viable for discussion. Due to the distance, long distance relationships present unique obstacles such as lack of physical contact, increased financial burdens to maintain relationships, and high expectations of partners for the quality of limited face-to-face meetings in the relationship. Therefore, a different type of relationship maintenance will be presented in order to assist long distance couples from becoming part of the failed 70%. A relationship maintenance model will be compared to scenarios and suggestions will be made in order create a stronger relationship through communication for both parties involved in long distance relationships.
SMS and SNS are powerful devices that strengthen interpersonal communication between couples because they allow validation which is difficult to achieve in long distance relationships. In close distant relationships couples, SMS and SNS are supports to offline relationship maintenance processes; however due to the lack of opportunity to engage in relationship processes in LDR, SMS and SNS becomes a channel to express relationship maintenance. Relationship
Imagine that you are in a long distance relationship where your significant other lives across the country. Talking on the phone and texting are both ways of communicating today; however, talking on the phone is more effective in relationships. Long-distance couples need trust, love, and loyalty, but most of all, they need to hear each other’s voice at times. Talking on the phone has been a method of communication for decades, but texting is relatively new. Although texting is more popular today, talking on the phone seems to build relationships better and easier.
15). This research speaks volumes to the overall effect that the spread of technology has on our addiction to social media. It shows that we now value our time and interactions that happen over the Internet more than we value the true face-to-face interactions that real relationships actually depend on. One study performed on a university campus in Turkey used a questionnaire to evaluate different factors that could have significantly positive or negative effects on a relationship. This study performed by Egeci and Gencoz found that “…those with lower communications problems…were more likely to experience relationship satisfaction” (388). The type of communication that is proven to help grow relationships occurs most effectively face-to-face, where people can read each other’s emotions in their facial expressions and non-verbal
Now the world of development is faster and faster, a lot of mobile applications are make the people distance more and more closer. In the “I Had a Nice Time With You Tonight” article. JENNA WORTHAMT She has 3,000 miles away from her boyfriend, and they often use smartphone applications to get closer and chat with each other. She pointed out that the convenience of these applications can make people become more closer, and this is not like the phone or text formal. In the new app “you and me”, the entrepreneur is committed to allowing more couples to use the software for one-on-one meetings. Although this software is not a real alternative, but does not affect the actual time together in the real world. In Ms. Friedman's blog, she noted that 74% of couples believe that the Internet had a positive impact on their relationship. In my view, although the virtual world spent most of the time, but it also brings a lot of positive impacts.
“Can you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn’t notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?” (Fredrickson, 2013, pg. 1). In a world today where sending a text message containing the message “I luv you,” is equally powerful to that statement said in person to your significant other. Today’s generation is surrounded by the constant need to have technology and mainly cell phones at your fingertips. Gone are the days when people would talk to one another whilst standing in line, now it is all about having and using your cell phone to pass the time. All of this takes bondage on having an interpersonal relationship with each other and conversing
In the article “I Had A Nice Time with You Tonight, On the App,” Wortham writes about her experiences with apps allowing for communication and suggests that technology is necessary to maintain relationships particularly long-distance ones. She explains that her smartphone apps allowed her to maintain and improve relationships with her long-distance boyfriend as well as her nearby friends and family because
Mustapha Mond, the World Controller believed that, “family, monogamy, romance. Everywhere exclusiveness a narrow channeling of impulse and energy”(40). In World State we’re not supposed to have any emotional attachment to another person and it’s strictly prohibited. But in Our Society, we’re taught that we’re a social creature where we can’t live without each other. We need each other to live our life. We are living in groups with others and relying on each other. But, as today’s technology advances more and more people relied on their smartphone or social media as a passive instrument to deepen relationship with others. We could observe when we’re on dinner we always on our phone and when we have family meeting we always our phone by our side. The straight talk face-to-face replaced by messaging on our phone and as times goes by the number of friends that we usually have social interaction with became decreasing.
Two clichés: Absence makes the heart grow fonder and Out of sight, out of mind. Which one of these two conflicting views is closer to the reality? As it turns out, it does not really matter that much since long distance relationships (LDR) suffer from exactly the same strengths and weaknesses as proximal relationships. Whether two people are going to have fulfilling relationship does not only depend on their geographical closeness. What matters is quality, not quantity. According to one expert on LDRs, "the majority of studies that have been done show no greater risk of an LDR breaking up than any other relationship (Guldner, 2004, p. 6)." An LDR relationship has the same likelihood of
Communication meets relation needs as well. Even though people need the physical need, they need to feel affection, and have relationships. But without communication, how would it be possible to maintain a relationship? Having that communication builds the relationship. As Floyd states, some scholars believe that people’s need for a relationship is so basic, they hardly get by by without them. These are how communication contributes to physical health and
People tend to stray away from long distance relationships because it’s difficult to stay together when you’re far apart. People can now strengthen their long distance relationship through social media. It is easier to stay connected and you can even talk to one another every day. Another example is with people you might not see every day. I still keep in good contact with my exchange partner from Germany using Facebook and WhatsApp. We haven’t seen each other for a whole year now and we still speak as if neither of us left each other’s
More and more relationships in the united stated are containing physical, verbal, and mental abuse. Most significant others of the abusers are too afraid to speak up and often go on the run with their belongings. Thereafter, they often end up in a different state, sometimes country, and are a ways away from their family and friends. There is also the factor of social media in today’s world. There are applications available to download on smartphones and tablets that withhold the ease of access to keep in contact efficiently and often. Certain applications, such as Skype or Facetime, allow users to video chat and talk to one another for as long as they want and whenever they want. Thus keeping connections close and seemingly melting away the distance in between one another. Relationships need to be ended sometimes when they are not useful while social media along with technology can close the gap between people whose relationships they want to stay in contact
The theme of chapter six is of great importance. Many of the problems in relationships arise from the fact that people do not understand each other, their meaning is sometimes misunderstood and overlooked. As stated on the book, from 60 to 93% of our communications is done through non verbal communication, sometimes complementing what we are saying and at times doing the exact opposite. Therefore it is crucial that we acknowledge this fact and implement this topics to maintain relations and keep in touch with the ones around us.
Social media has the ability to make relationships easier because it helps to connect us over long distances, however, relationships have evolved into
In a study done with hundreds of college students, they were asked what relationships were most important to them. 47% answered romantic partner, 36% answered a friendship, and 14% answered a family member. (Adler, 302) From this study, you can conclude that most of our relationships that mean the most are our romantic relationships, but why? Romantic relationships are the most complicated because intimacy, gender, culture, and social media. In friendships you worry about types of friendships, gender, and social media. In family relationships there are patterns of communication, effective communication, and creating a family through good communication.
[Long distance relationships are very risky, does not mean it is impossible. Simple change of your lifestyle and attitude can help you to have a happy ever after. In fact, the biggest challenge for couples is less chances to see each other. To strengthen your relationship, let’s begin with creating trust with your partner.]
My generation has grown up with technology in our hands since we were toddlers. We are dependent on technology, from Iphones, Laptops,tablets, ipods, even watches that keep us connected to a never ending supply of distant connection. Social media is the source of many problems in our society. One of the problems is the lack of communication in a relationship. One misconception about social media is that it has the ability to strengthen a relationship because you have another avenue of communication when in fact it is detrimental, due to lack of intimate interaction between two people. Social media not only takes away face to face interactions, but it leads to trust issues, cheating and a lack of confrontation.