With powerful forces -- such as the Internet and a 24/7 work world -- exerting influence on our passions, surprising trends are springing up on the romance front.In a landscape of dual careers, Internet romances, and globalization, the long-distance marriage is growing in numbers. S., long-distance marriages increased by 23% between 20, according to census figures analyzed by the Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships.Jealousy is one of those emotions that eat you from the inside if not handled in the right manner.So, how do you manage your jealousy so that it does not affect your emotional state or your long distance relationship?Some visit every weekend, others, every few months.But on average, long-distance couples see each other 1.5 times a month, according to center statistics.On the flipside, you also should not believe the naysayers: Not all long distance relationships fail.In fact, some argue that long distance relationships give you a unique training.
Whoever told you that long distance relationships are easy lied to you.Your grandfather married the girl next door, and your mother tied the knot with her college sweetheart. But in the last half century, we've seen lots of changes: interracial and interfaith couples, gay and lesbian couples, and the older woman with the younger man -- a union that mirrors the older man-younger woman pairing.But you may very well find your mate through the Internet or in a neighboring cubicle. Now, according to experts who spoke to Web MD, a 21st century union may involve a couple that falls in love at work, now that the office romance is losing its stigma.Or a couple might be in a commuter marriage, conducting their long-distance relationship through phone calls and web cams.Or an Indian engineer in Baltimore may log on to an Indian matrimonial site and find the woman of his dreams -- a dental student in Bangalore.There's no way around this: Long-distance relationships can be difficult.