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| Published: September 15, 2021

Does The Physical Distance Between Couples Increase Trust and Overall Satisfaction? A Comparative Study Between Long-Distance Romantic Relationships and Geographically Close Relationships

Aditi Joshi

BA, Jesus & Mary College, University of Delhi, Delhi, India Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.141.20210903

DOI: 10.25215/0903.141

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Long-distance romantic relationships have been around for quite a long time and technological advancements have made it easier to survive one. But, there is still a huge difference between LDRRs and GCR (geographically close relationships) i.e the ‘visiting’ factor. Interpersonal trust is the want of being vulnerable to one’s actions and relying on them with confidence. Having said that, the lack of physical intimacy/in-person contact may play a factor in having increased interpersonal trust in their partners. Relationship satisfaction is the overall happiness and satisfaction one has in their relationship. The present study aimed to assess and compare trust and relationship satisfaction in both Long-Distance Romantic relationships and Geographically Close relationships. The study was conducted on 50 LDRR couples and 50 GCR couples. Standardized measures of Trust and Relationship satisfaction were administered on the participants. The results showed that there is a significant difference in the trust levels between both kinds of relationships. Relationship satisfaction was not significantly different but was higher in LDRR. Further research revolving around different kinds of relationships can help us get a deeper insight to getting to know about the variables and their interdependency.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.141.20210903

10.25215/0903.141

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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021