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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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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

52: E52: Deciding who moves in a long distance relationship

11/10/2019
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This is probably the most difficult conversation you'll have in a long distance relationship: which one of you is going to leave their life and move to their partner? Or will you both move to somewhere completely new? In this episode, Aindrea and Rich talk about how to approach this conversation, the things to consider and why moving to a new place together may not be the best option. They also discuss the key topics to think about, and suggest ways of making the move easier.

Duration:00:37:31

51: E51: When to (and to not) get married

11/3/2019
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Marriage. When should you do it, when should you not do it? In episode 51, Rich and Aindrea discuss this question and all the things you'll need to consider. Are you hoping marriage will fix something in your relationship? Have you built the necessary foundations?

Duration:00:43:28

50: E50: Let's talk about sex

10/13/2019
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For the 50th episode, Rich and Aindrea are opening up the conversation about navigating the tricky waters of your sex life. Listen as they cover topics like how to talk about sex issues in your relationship, what to do when the sex starts to dwindle, how to communicate your needs to your partner and so much more.

Duration:00:56:57

49: E49: Communicating, with Dr Laura Louis

10/6/2019
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This week, Aindrea and Rich interview psychologist, author and speaker, Dr Laura Louis. Laura is an expert in relationship therapy and the interview covers topics such as how to keep the peace in your relationship, how to end an argument, understanding compromise and supporting a partner with mental health issues. Find out more about Laura here: AtlantaCoupleTherapy.com DrLauraLouis.com

Duration:00:55:44

48: E48: On the topic of ghosting

9/29/2019
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This week, Aindrea and Rich are on the topic of ghosting. In a long distance relationship, usually more than 50% of your communication and time spent together is in the digital world, a place where it’s now possible to “ghost” someone, or simply just disappear from their life and stop responding to messages and calls. This is a topic that we get messaged about a lot, by people concerned about why their partner hasn’t responded to them in weeks, why they’re becoming less and less available or...

Duration:00:32:32

47: E47: Avoiding criticism, with special guest Dovid Feldman

9/22/2019
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Marriage counsellor Dovid Feldman joins Aindrea and Rich for episode 47 of From Long Distance to Marriage. The discussion is on criticism in a relationship, why you should avoid it and how to communicate in a more positive manner. They discuss why fighting is kryptonite to a healthy relationship, and the importance of a hierarchy of needs and knowing what you're prepared to fight about so you can more easily let the trivial things go. Dovid Feldman website: http://dovidfeldman.com Twitter:...

Duration:01:20:00

46: E46: Keeping score in a relationship

9/15/2019
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This week’s episode brings interesting discussion around the topic of keeping score in your relationship. Are you constantly discussing who has paid for what, or who was the last to take out the trash? If you’re long distance, maybe it’s an ongoing debate of whose turn it is to come and visit. Or maybe you’re constantly wishing your partner was as thoughtful as you are. The reality is, keeping score in your relationship is dangerous to your health as a couple. Listen to this episode to hear...

Duration:00:47:58

45: E45: Lending money to your partner

9/8/2019
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When we love someone, we want to help them in any way we can. But what happens if your partner asks you to lend them money? This can happen in all kinds of scenarios, but it can be particularly worrisome if the request is coming from a romantic interest you met online - and not in person yet. In this week's episode Aindrea and Rich discuss reasons couples may want to lend money to their significant other, and tips for staying smart and safe if you feel comfortable doing so. They also share...

Duration:00:29:03

44: E44: Managing time in your long distance relationship

9/1/2019
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This week’s episode came as a special request from a listener. When you’re in a long distance relationship it can be a challenge to balance your time and dedicate yourself to all areas of your life, including friends, family, and your significant other. But what happens when you move away from home and every time you go back to visit, you have people vying for your attention? In this episode, Aindrea and Rich break down the importance of spending time with all of those important to you when...

Duration:00:40:41

43: E43: Keep family and friends out of your relationship

8/18/2019
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Rich and Aindrea are true believers in keeping your relationship sacred. Sometimes that can be difficult, though. Perhaps you have overbearing family members or friends who get jealous. Maybe you’ve had a really bad fight and need someone to talk to. Maybe your partner is acting different and you just need advice. In this episode, Rich and Aindrea discuss when this is okay and when it’s not the best idea, and how to have conversations about your parter that don’t paint them in a negative...

Duration:00:40:07

42: E42: Showing gratitude in your relationship

8/11/2019
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Are you showing your parter enough gratitude? All over the world, people are making gratitude lists and trying to live that #blessedlife. But the best place to start is in your own relationship, by showing your partner that you appreciate them and are grateful for the value they add to your life and the things they do for you. Find out why Aindrea and Rich thank each other for even the most mundane tasks and gestures, and why it sets their marriage apart and encourages love rather than...

Duration:00:43:04

41: E41: Growing apart in your relationship

8/4/2019
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It's everyone's worst fear - that this beautiful, fantastic love will one day fade away and you'll be left in a loveless marriage or relationship. In this episode, Aindrea and Rich discuss growing apart in your relationship, what is natural and what you should regard as a red flag. It's natural for your relationship to change and evolve, and for you both to grow as people. Listen for tips on how to navigate the ups and downs of growing as a couple, and individuals - rather than growing apart.

Duration:00:30:00

40: E40: Romantic getaways and their importance

7/28/2019
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*Note: please do not be put off by the title of this episode! We are not only talking about big expensive vacations.* In this episode Aindrea and Rich talk about how vital it is to get some special away time with the love of your life. This doesn’t have to be a once in a lifetime, luxury vacation. It can be a day out at your local zoo, or just a little weekend getaway housesitting, like Rich and Aindrea are doing this weekend themselves - it’s all what you make of it. This week, they discuss...

Duration:00:41:54

39: E39: Are you in your relationship for the right reasons?

7/21/2019
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People come together in a relationship under so many circumstances and for any number of reasons. But are you together for the right ones? In this week’s episode, Aindrea and Rich talk about some of the ways relationships may not work out if people aren't honest about why they're together. Our fundraisers for the Mitchells (episode 38) is still live. If you can donate even $1 to help them be together as a family, please visit the Go Fund Me page:...

Duration:00:43:45

38: E38: Meet the Couple - Nyla and Lawrence

7/14/2019
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This week, Aindrea & Rich have a really special episode for you. Two very special guests join the podcast - Nyla and Lawrence, a long distance couple currently trying to close the distance. Nyla lives with her two daughters in Wales, UK and Lawrence lives with his own two daughters in Florida, USA. Throughout the interview, the sparkling couple shares their amazing story, along with LDR tips and advice, as well as some in-depth visa information. You can learn more about Nyla and Lawerence’s...

Duration:00:49:20

37: E37: Having alone time in a relationship

6/30/2019
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Sometimes we all just need a bit of headspace and time on our own, and that's perfectly ok. In this episode, Aindrea & Rich discuss why a recent night apart did wonders for their snappy moods with one another. From being important to your mental health and helping you to "reset" your relationship, listen to this episode to find out why you simply *must* be giving yourself some alone time.

Duration:00:30:15

36: E36: When to call it quits in a long distance relationship

6/23/2019
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Ending a relationship is never easy. Long distance relationships sometimes seem to come with their own unique challenges and even rules, but at some point you might be faced with the decision: is it time to end my LDR? This week, Aindrea and Rich hash over how to tell if it is, in fact, time to end your LDR and flags to look out for.

Duration:00:56:32

35: E35: Feeling left out after closing the distance

6/16/2019
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After you've closed the distance, you might find yourself feeling dejected, isolated, and like your family doesn't matter now that you're spending all your time, holidays and occasions with your partner's family. In this episode, Aindrea & Rich discuss how to cope with and work to prevent these feelings.

Duration:00:21:19

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