It may seem like an oxymoron, but a study recently published in the Journal of Communication conducted by two psychologists, Crystal Jiang and Jeffery T. Hancock, shows that long-distance couples are more intimate than couples who spend time together daily. Most of the couples involved in the study were college-aged, around 21. While those in a long-distance relationship interacted fewer times a week, their interactions were more meaningful. They tended not only to have longer conversations, but to be more open in these conversations. These results may not surprise you, and they did not surprise Jiang, who says they are “indicative of the adaptive nature of interpersonal communication.”
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