No sex or marriage question is too embarrassing because it’s time to ask EmpowHer’s sexuality expert Dr. Marty Klein, anything.
Now here is a question I get periodically – “When is a long-distance relationship an unhealthy attachment between two people, even if they are in love?”
Dr. Marty Klein:
Well, you know, I don’t think the “being in love” part is really the relevant part here. The question is, “What is the goal of this long-distance relationship?” Is it friendship? Is it. “We’re going to be a couple one day?” Is it, you know, “You are just a convenient placeholder for me until I meet the right person”? And how often do the people have contact with each other and how long is this going to be for?
What I don’t think is good is when people don’t spend a lot of time together in person and they think that they are getting to know each other by telephone or especially by email.