DEAR DEIDRE: MY boyfriend sees our break-up as inevitable – but I don’t.
He’s got a new job in a city three hours away and is ready to make the move.
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We met at work a year ago and are dating but not living together.
He is 26 and very ambitious. I’m 24 and love my job.
He got a call from an agency asking him if he was interested in this new project.
He got the position and is preparing to move away in two months.
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I told him we’d be OK but he says: “I don’t want to give you false hope. Long-distance relationships rarely work.”
What is your opinion?
DEIDRE SAYS: They can work if your relationship is strong enough.
If you are planning on settling down together, it would be good to set out a loose timeline so your relationship does not drift and eventually stall.
Arrange holidays together and visits to see him at weekends. Then you can get an idea of whether his new city is somewhere you could see yourself living too.
That way you will have a goal in mind and your relationship might just work out if it is something you can both buy into. Good luck.
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