Divorce360.com was kind enough to review Dr. Romance's The Commuter Marriage, and accompany it with an interview:
From Military Couples to Job Travelers, Author Gives Tips to Connect during Long Absences
Do you know a married couple who live far apart because of their jobs? Are you one of those couples? If you answered yes to one or both, you're one of the millions of American couples in a commuter marriage.
Whether your spouse is a long-distance trucker or stationed overseas in the military, long-distance marriages are becoming more common in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of married Americans who said their spouses lived elsewhere -- not including those who were separated -- increased 21 percent from 1994 to 1998 -- to 2.1 million.
"Most of the literature on commuter marriage maintains that many more wives follow their husbands to new locations because of career, than husbands who follow wives, which is also what my counseling practice reflects," Tessina said. "But, because women are becoming more career-oriented, they are often less willing to just pick up from a job they love and move because hubby had a great offer somewhere else.">> Read the rest of the interview.
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