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This week - the week between Christmas and New Year’s -  many of us are re-united with loved ones.

Especially grateful for this time together are the couples in long-distance relationships.

These couples - sometimes they’re dating, married or in a committed, long-term relationship. The fact-of-life for them is that they don’t live together day-to-day, week-to-week - or sometimes, even year-to-year.

Often this separation is due to work.

KNPR explores the impact long distance relationships have on couples.

Are these healthy relationships? How do couple make it work? What are the difficulties?

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Katheryn Maguire, Associate Professor, Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit, and the author of "Stress And Coping In Families."; Mike & Benet Murphy of Las Vegas and Alexandria, VA.; Mikayla Whitmore and Michael Litt of Las Vegas and Washington, D.C.; Caroline Kunioka of Las Vegas

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