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Great Mate Debate: Long Distance Relationship

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Today Olivia and Mike came live on the air with us for another Great Mate Debate. They have been together for four years now and both of them have amazing jobs. However, Olivia was just offered a position in Chicago to further her career. The job would be a 2-year placement and double the salary and once it’s over she would return to Denver and run it all. So…She wants to take the job and have a long distance relationship. Mike, on the other hand, thinks a long distance relationship will be impossible. He thinks Olivia will be isolated in a new place and focusing on her career while he’s stuck here with his buddies that always want to go out to the bars and try to force other women on him. The temptation to cheat would be too great…So…Can they make it work or is long distance a bad idea?
 
Whose side are you on?
 
At first, I was siding with Olivia, but the more I thought about it…Mike is right. Two years is a long time and it’s enough time for Olivia to change and become a different person. She might grow to love Chicago, find another man…Who knows. I want to believe that the both of them trust each other to the fullest, but if Mike already feels like the temptation to cheat will be too great then it’s not going to be easy or fun for the two of them to be in a long distance relationship. There’s a compromise of flying out to see each other, but the time in-between will be too great. With all that said, I still don’t want to tell Olivia to give up this amazing opportunity she has…I mean…A career that you love…That is everything to you…Ugh, I don’t know what is best for the both of them. What do you think?
 
Peace. Love – Assistant Producer Stephanie




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04/18/2012 10:20PM
Great Mate Debate: Long Distance Relationship
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04/19/2012 3:32PM
It works.
I am listening to you guys via the web. I am in Rio, Brazil and want you to know that Long Distance work. My husband is Scotish and I am American. We did the distance for 2 years, Then I moved to Scotland and we have been together now for 4 years. In those four years we have had the best life ever. Living in the Uk, the Dubai and now in amazing Rio. I know many couples who have done the long distance relationships and all our fantastic couples. So sad but this young women should leave the guy. He does not want a long term relationship. Its funny how men want to jump ship when things get a little hard. If you really want the relationship to work then its not harder than a regular relationship where you see your partner everyday.
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