Distance can be very stressful on a relationship and sometimes the stress can be too much to handle. This week I’m going to talk about what to do when that stress becomes too much to handle, how to remain friends after a break-up. Break-ups are hard and they normally lead to hurt feelings all around and not many of us really want to ruin the bonds we’ve built during our relationships. My boyfriend and I weren’t able to handle the pressures of the distance that separated us and in the end we parted ways. However, we were able to maintain a friendship. Although it can be hard at times, it is nice to be able to maintain connection with your partner even after a break-up.
Happy From Afar
Unique tips on how to successfully manage a long-distance relationship.
Nadine McInnis is dressed for the weather in a lovely white blouse and flowing black skirt, daring to wear her sandals for the first time this year. Aside from teaching and acting as the Course Coordinator for the Professional Writing Program at Algonquin College, McInnis finds the time to write in her busy life. She is the author of five books of poetry, one book of literary criticism, and one book of short fiction. Her book Two Hemispheres, a book of poetry published in 2008, was shortlisted for two national awards and has received much praise by readers.
Walking out the airport doors into the Mediterranean sunshine, I couldn’t help but grin. It had been fifteen years since my last visit to Greece and everything looked new to me. I quickly started looking around from my cousin, Theo.
Every relationship has its ups and its downs, even the happiest of partnerships. When one or both partners are under stress an argument is inevitable. With the added pressure of distance, an argument can create problems for a couple. This week I’m going to focus on how to overcome such arguments so that they won’t cause your relationship to crash and burn.
When I purchased Sherry Turkle’s novel Alone Together, I was expecting a book depicting the fast decrease in emotional attachments in relationships due to technology. I was very pleased to find that Turkle addressed the issues of technology lowering the standards of involvement in everyday “real talk” conversations. However, I was not expecting the first half of the novel to be about the ever-growing presence of “social robots” in everyday life.