Inspired by this week’s article on Expat Telegraph about three couples who uprooted their lives and moved thousands of miles to be with the one they love, Expat Explorer brings you tales of love without boundaries and keep your eyes peeled for the next blog post on some tips from the experts about keeping that long distance relationship (LDR) alive.
According to In Love Abroad, a site for people who mix the exciting worlds of love and travel, the top five movies about long distance relations are:
The Notebook tells a story of a poor and passionate young man who falls in love with a rich young woman and gives her a sense of freedom. However, like any classic Romeo and Juliet-type stories, they are soon separated by social differences.
Widower and single father, Sam ends up lamenting about his lost love on a talk radio program, when his son Jonah decides to call into the station. Little did he know that thousands of miles away, Annie hears the program and immediately falls in love with Sam, despite the fact that she has never met him and that she is engaged to humdrum Walter. Believing they are meant to be together, Annie sets out for Seattle to meet Sam.
Going the distance is your typical romcom centered on a guy and a girl who try to keep their love alive as they shuttle back and forth between New York and San Francisco to see one another.
This film is about a British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
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Your classic LDR movie. Casablanca is against the backdrop of unoccupied Africa during the early days of the Second World War. Rick Blaine, an American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
All these movies have one underlying theme - couples having to overcome the barrier of geography. Of course, with the increased popularity in global citizenship, secondments and working abroad, many couples do indeed encounter the obstacle of distance. How do you overcome these? In the next post, we take a look at some tips and advice on how to make a long distance relationship work.