Finally, much needed relationship help for geographically challenged couples! The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You’re Far Apart by respected Ph.D., Tina Tessina speaks directly to the more than 4 million U.S. couples juggling the unique struggles only long-distance marriages face.
As society becomes more mobile and as jobs move or involve travel more than ever, couples must create ways to stay connected while physically separated— for days, weeks, months, or years. Even working different shifts or managing long commutes may mean couples living in the same house never see each other during waking hours. Keeping a connection—both physically and mentally—is no easy feat.
According to Dr. Tessina, “Spending time apart is both a blessing and a problem. When you have time apart, it can freshen your relationship and remind you what you love most about your partner. On the other hand, if you begin to resent the separation, and don’t communicate well while you’re apart, your marriage has the potential to quickly unravel.”
With a specific program designed to help couples maneuver this terrain, Dr. Tessina helps readers through everyday situations, such as:
• Managing two homes, financially and physically
• Raising kids when one parent is distant
• Holiday and visiting schedules
• Overcoming jealousy and suspicions
• Maintaining a healthy sex life
• Reintegrating when two homes become one again
With quizzes, exercises, and studies from Dr. Tessina’s practice, readers will see what works—and what doesn’t. So whether the decision to commute is voluntary or mandatory, couples can not only keep their marriages intact but make their unions stronger.
Professionals had these comments:What the Readers Say
Readers on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Powell's said:
"As a specialist in modern women, I often refer my readers to Tina Tessina and her books. Tina writes in a way that is relevant, interesting and her unique style resonates particularly well with women and the challenges they face in modern relationships."
– Journalist and author
"In an age when most of us are separated by long distance and time or apart because of demanding schedules, this book hits a chord. Simple, straight-forward, practical, and compassionate, this book offers just-in-time wonderful advice for our crazy-busy lives. I need it!”
– International speaker and author
Tina helps take the guesswork out of long-distance/commuter relationship
"My partner and I are not yet married, but are in a committed, three-year relationship ... "The Commuter Marriage" provided us with resources and strategies to face our challenges head-on. Through her use of case studies involving couples in different situations, my partner and I were able to find examples that 'spoke' to us, and with which we were able to identify. I believe we will not only survive the next year, but we will thrive!"
– Brenda Lange
In today's economy
“In today’s economy, we sometimes need to go where the jobs are—even if that means temporarily living far from home. Tessina helps parents keep their marriage, kids and sanity together with solid tips for staying close to your children, and parenting as a couple, while you’re apart.”
– Kathy Sena