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Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.

Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.
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United Kingdom

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Hosts Aindrea and Rich were in a long distance relationship separated by over 5,000 miles, from Arizona to London. They closed the distance and are fast approaching a decade of marriage, having experienced many ups, downs and challenges along the way. From Long Distance to Marriage exists for all types of relationships, and covers topics often not discussed. The podcast covers date ideas for couples who can be together physically and those who can't, the difficulties in relationships and how to overcome them, and the vital role of communication. And much, much more. This is a podcast where listeners can get involved. Aindrea and Rich read every email and social interaction they receive, giving their insight on every step of a relationship that followers want to know about - from long distance to marriage.

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Episodes

34: E34: Visa advice and tips - Instagram Live

6/9/2019
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In this week’s special episode, Aindrea & Rich have included the audio from a recent Instagram live video in which they addressed listener questions all about visas. From the application process to financial requirements, this episode is essential listening if you’re approaching the visa stage of your long distance relationship.

Duration:00:30:41

33: E33: Having the hard conversations in your relationship

6/2/2019
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Relationships are full of difficult and emotional conversations, but they're conversations you *have* to have to improve and sustain your relationship. It might be ongoing pet peeves that turn into bigger problems, like household chores, finances or public displays of affection. Or it can be big issues, like respect or communication. In episode 33, Aindrea & Rich discuss methods for ensuring your difficult conversations are productive and how that can be an important thread in the fabric of...

Duration:00:56:50

32: E32: How to get a job abroad after closing the distance

5/19/2019
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As if closing the distance in an LDR isn't tricky enough, you most likely have to figure out getting a new job as well. Based on a listener question, in this episode, Aindrea & Rich share tips for getting a job once you've made that move, starting the search before the move, and important things to remember throughout your job search.

Duration:00:59:48

31: E31: Friend or foe? Masturbation in relationships

5/12/2019
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People have strong feelings when it comes to many things in relationships, and masturbation can often be one of these topics. Many couples don't talk about, have issues with the other's habits or are completely uncomfortable with the idea. In this episode, Aindrea & Rich discuss the role of masturbation in relationships and the damage that insecurities around masturbation can cause if not handled properly.

Duration:00:43:50

30: E30: Coping between visits in a long distance relationship

5/5/2019
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The thing about a long distance relationship is that it's never easy. One of the most difficult periods in an LDR can be between visits. You've just had a few days, weeks or even months together where you functioned like a "normal" couple who doesn't have to deal with distance or timezones and you've loved every minute of being together. But then inevitably, the visit has to end and it can feel like you're back at square one, apart and miserable. In this episode which was a special request...

Duration:00:33:52

29: E29: Balancing family relationships after you've closed the distance

4/28/2019
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We've said it before - closing the distance with your LDR partner doesn't mean that long distance is no longer a part of your life. Now all your loved ones back home - family, friends - are your long distance relationships. In this special episode suggested by a listener, Aindrea & Rich discuss how to maintain balance with your family after you've moved away. From practical tips to communication advice, how to make sure your family still feels included and more - this is an episode you won't...

Duration:00:31:16

28: E28: How to stay sane in a long distance relationship

4/21/2019
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It's easy for the difficulties of a long distance relationship to weigh heavy on you. You're constantly missing your partner, dealing with the inconvenience and pain of being apart - and you also find a lot to worry about. Why haven't you heard from them today? Who is this male/female friend they've been mentioning lately? Are they getting tired of always being apart? Have they met someone else? This week, Aindrea and Rich discuss how to deal with these thoughts, the damage they can do, and...

Duration:00:27:07

27: E27: Money Management for Couples

4/14/2019
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Like it or not, money is an important topic in committed relationships. Aindrea and Rich are not finance experts, but as a couple who started with nothing nearly a decade ago, working together to make their financial situation work for them is something they have a lot of experience with. This week, Aindrea and Rich discuss money issues that some couples have, like getting on the same page with spending and savings goals, debt, daily management of finances, how to be open and communicate...

Duration:01:25:20

26: E26: Suspicions about cheating

4/7/2019
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Sometimes your partner’s behaviour might change or they might say or do something that concerns you. Could they be cheating? Whether you’re in an LDR or not, cheating can be a huge concern for couples. In this episode, Aindrea & Rich discuss suspicious about cheating, how to deal with them, and how to recognise when they are actually founded concerns. Most importantly, they discuss how serious a matter it is when you accuse your partner, and how to do this in a way that is not seriously...

Duration:01:18:02

25: E25: Why there's no mystery in our relationship

3/31/2019
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It's easy to keep up the illusion of perfection early on in a relationship, but what happens after time goes on? Eventually, masks start to slip and the less perfect side of us starts to come out - bodily functions, bad breath, embarrassing moments - you name it. Aindrea and Rich admit that they are very open about this stuff in their relationship, which some people might find weird. In episode 25, they explain their motivations for this, why it's important to them, and how it all makes them...

Duration:00:46:07

24: E24: Am I being catfished?

3/24/2019
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This week, Aindrea & Rich are addressing the issue of being catfished when in an online or long distance relationship. They address the red flags to look out for, how to protect yourself, and what questions you should be asking. Catfishing can look like many different things, but when is it time to have a frank conversation about your concerns? What patterns of behaviour should you be looking out for? All of this and more is covered in episode 24.

Duration:00:42:40

23: E23: Send Nudes?

3/17/2019
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Is it a good idea to send nude photos of yourself to a long distance partner or romantic interest? How can you trust that the person on the other side of the smartphone is going to respect your photos? When is it too early to ask for or send nude photos? This week, Rich and Aindrea run through the benefits and risks of sending nudes, how to protect yourself if you do decide to send them, and how to safely store them if your partner decides to send you a racy photo.

Duration:00:43:17

22: E22: How to improve communication in relationships

3/10/2019
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This week, Aindrea and Rich have dedicated an entire episode to talking about communication in relationships. How to be better at it, why it's important, and how it can ensure you have a long and happy relationship with your significant other, whether you're long distance or have been married for nearly a decade like us. Everyone can benefit from better communication in their relationship, and this episode can help get you started.

Duration:00:32:08

21: E21: How to tell your parents about your long distance partner

3/3/2019
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This week, Aindrea & Rich bring you an episode by popular demand. They've had many people request tips on how to tell their parents about their long distance relationship, or that they're ready to meet this person. Listen as they walk you through how to prepare your parents for this information and how to have a mature conversation about going after what makes you happy, while putting their concerns to rest.

Duration:00:56:14

20: E20: Meet the Couple - Sam & Jared of the #LDR Activity Book

2/17/2019
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This week's episode is a special one - Rich and Aindrea are welcoming their first guests! Sam and Jared are an inspiring LDR couple who have created the #LDR Activity Book together. During the interview, learn more about the book, hear Sam & Jared's story and their tips for long distance relationships - and much more. Find out more about Sam and Jared on Instagram: @ldr.activities You can buy the #LDR Activity book at https://www.ldractivities.com - and as a special offer, Long Distance to...

Duration:00:48:57

19: E19: Is Valentine's Day Worth Celebrating?

2/10/2019
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This week, with just a few days to go before February 14th, Rich and Aindrea are discussing Valentine’s Day! Is it worth celebrating? How can you make it count when you’re long distance? With tips on how to keep Valentine’s Day budget friendly and creative ways to celebrate whether you’re long distance or local, you’ll want to tune in!

Duration:00:31:01

18: E18: Being Intentional in Your Relationship

2/3/2019
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This week, Rich & Aindrea discuss what it means to be intentional in your relationship and the importance of doing it. From anticipating your partner's needs, making small but meaningful gestures to carrying more than your share of the load when times get tough, they provide tips and ideas for how to make sure your partner knows you care and that you're there to make their life easier and more enjoyable. They also discuss how you can make sure to be intentional in your relationship even when...

Duration:00:40:01

17: E17: Is Arguing in Relationships Healthy?

1/27/2019
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This week, Rich and Aindrea tackle the topic of arguing in relationships. How much is too much, and can it actually be healthy? They discuss how long distance can affect arguments, how arguments can evolve over the course of a relationship, and how to make sure you stay respectful to your partner when times are tricky. They even include some entertaining examples of their more humorous arguments over the years.

Duration:01:01:59

16: E16: Preparing to meet your long distance partner for the first time

1/20/2019
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This week's episode is a special one! Aindrea and Rich have turned a listener's question into a whole episode. This listener is only a few months away from meeting their long distance love for the first time and had questions about how to prepare to meet, how to reassure her family about travelling to meet this person, and any helpful travel tips Aindrea and Rich could share. They run through safety tips and catfishing warning signs, ideas for setting boundaries, how to soak up the...

Duration:00:53:10

15: E15: Infidelity in relationships

1/13/2019
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This week Rich and Aindrea are opening up the discussion on one of the most difficult topics in relationships: infidelity. In this episode, they discuss possible motivation factors in infidelity, the nature of a cheater, whether or not it's easier and more common for people in long distance relationships to cheat and so much more. They also share listener and social media followers' thoughts on the topic.

Duration:00:55:06