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How to Cope when Your Partner Works Hundreds of Miles from Home

Watch more Relationship Survival Guide videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to cope when your partner works hundred of miles away and only comes home on weekends. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Talk to your children Explain why your partner took a job miles from home so that your children don't worry that mom and dad are getting divorced. Be matter-of-fact about the reason for the weekday separation without making the children fret about family finances. Step 2: Take advantage of technology Use technology to help your spouse feel connected to the family: e-mail or post photos of funny or interesting moments as they happen. Tip Invest in a webcam so the family can enjoy video chats. Step 3: Don't cause unnecessary worry Don't cause the absentee partner unnecessary worry. If a problem comes up midweek that they can't do anything about, keep it to yourself. Step 4: Keep weekends low-key Keep most weekends low-key. Though the inclination may be to make the most of those 2 days by cramming in a lot of activities, you'll both benefit most from down time. Step 5: Switch things up Find someone to watch the children every couple of months so you can make the trek. It not only gives your spouse a much-needed break from their killer commute, but provides you both with some quality couple time. Did You Know? 3.5 million Americans have "extreme commutes" of 90 or more minutes every day, according to a 2008 Census Bureau study.
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