If you're the stay-at-home spouse, tuck a few surprises into your mate's suitcase, briefcase or between the pages of a book he or she is taking — it's a quick and easy way to spice up your relationship.
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“Meet in an adult chat room online and get naughty! Romance) is a psychotherapist who [literally] wrote the book on staying close during a long distance relationship.
Using a nickname might help you to shed your inhibitions.” 3. She’s the author of The Commuter Marriage: Keep Your Relationship Close While You're Far Apart. Romance makes a good point in that you can plant the seeds for your time apart before your partner leaves, then follow through with her relationship maintenance tips once you’re apart: Leave Notes: Before you leave on a trip, plant some little post-it notes -- inside the cupboard doors, in the mailbox, under your spouse's pillow, etc.
“If you're going to use e-mail, then take advantage of the one benefit it does have: Instead of, say, 168 characters in a text, you have as much space as you want," Savoy notes.