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The Long-Distance Relationship Guide
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on March 17, 2005
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As a veteran of several LDR's, I feel particularly qualified to review this guide. Before this charming book, I was a committed LDR skeptic due to all the commonly known reasons. This witty guide is upfront and honest about the pluses (yes, there are quite a few) and minuses of an LDR. If you find yourself in an LDR, and want to make it succeed, you can do no better than this. Through quality reporting and interviewing, the author has gathered a large amount of real world evidence on how to make an LDR work. It quickly and amusingly goes to heart of what makes these relationships thrive (or not). In comparison with many dating manuals, which are often dumb and depressing, this little guide is smart and funny. Guys will appreciate the book's organization, which lets you quickly flip to the appropriate pages on game day. Everyone will benefit from the book's practical tips (negotiating with your employer, handling the visit, etc). Plus, the guide's the perfect size to slip into your pocket and read on the plane or Amtrak! If it can make an LDR cynic reconsider, this book does something right.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
on February 26, 2005
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This book gives good tips about every aspect of an LDR, but at the same time it doesn't take itself too seriously. There are funny parts, like a list of how you know you're cut out for an LDR, suggested songlists for mix tapes, even suggested scripts for those monosyllabic types who might be bad on the phone. It's a relationship book that you can give to a guy--which I did, to my LDP (long-distance partner), who's in grad school in Wisconsin. Hopefully he'll follow some of the book's advice and pull off a surprise visit.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on January 23, 2005
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I thought this was an adorable book. It has a lot of cute suggestions and advice, and it is written in a very easy to read format where the chapters are sub-divided up and use a lot of bullets so that it is quicker and easier to pick up for a quick glance than something with long paragraphs and drawn out stories. I plan to highlight the more useful parts then send it to my sweetheart as a surprise gift (one of the book's suggestions).
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on January 12, 2006
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There are some good ideas and some fun things in this book, but overall I found that half of the book was really a waste of space (a list of LDRs in history? It could have been interesting but this author doesn't make it so). It seems to me that the author tries too hard to be funny and it becomes distracting. There are some good topics covered, but overall I'm not very impressed. It's not a BAD little book, but it's too pop-culturey to be taken seriously.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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This is really light, fluffy reading. It's also a rather small book, in terms of actual book size. It's humorous and pretty cute, and it might make a good read for an airplane trip to see your sweetheart, but it's rather low on the solid, practical advice. It's the kind of book you might give as a stocking stuffer to a friend in an LDR, but it doesn't have a lot to offer if you're looking for real relationship help. There are better LDR books available.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on February 25, 2005
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I've given this cute little book to friends who's boyfriends are in the military. It covers everything from travel tips to phone sex to creative ways to let your partner know you are thinking of them--I bought one for myself, even though I live with my boyfriend!
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on November 27, 2005
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I am in the fourth month of a long-distance relationship right now, and was looking for some tips and ideas on what works and what doesn't. This book is by no means a bible of LDR's, but it has a lot of little ideas that can't hurt, and has little anecdotal stories that can provide both an inspiration and a reality check. And it only took about two hours to read, as you can skim the parts that don't apply to your own personal situation. LDR's are a huge challenge, and if you're serious about doing it, then the $8 and the two hours this will put you out are probably more than worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2009
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This book has been a huge help so far in my long distance relationship!
It covers most everything i could think of when it comes to handling a long distance relationship
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 22, 2011
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It's funny and practical. Some of the stuff is kinda common sense but it some really nice ideas and topics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 6, 2011
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I got this book and was disappointed. The book basically covers things you already know or at least things that you should know when it comes to dating in a long distance relationship. It's nothing new. It's the same old advice you've been given a million times. There's a few little interesting pages about long distance relationships in history, but really it's not that fun of a read. Highly disappointed.
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