Charissa Chan and Sam Lynn, who met in Hong Kong, have not seen each other since Christmas 2019. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the couple and others into long-distance relationships. Photo: Charissa Chan
Charissa Chan and Sam Lynn, who met in Hong Kong, have not seen each other since Christmas 2019. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the couple and others into long-distance relationships. Photo: Charissa Chan

Couples forced into long-distance relationships by coronavirus pandemic describe how they stay involved in each other’s daily lives and keep the fires burning

  • Two couples decided they had to be apart for the sake of their children’s education, a third have business obligations. They describe how they stay connected
  • The ability to communicate and feel an attachment from a distance is key, says a couples counsellor. So is trust, says one wife whose husband is still in Asia

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Charissa Chan and Sam Lynn, who met in Hong Kong, have not seen each other since Christmas 2019. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the couple and others into long-distance relationships. Photo: Charissa Chan
Charissa Chan and Sam Lynn, who met in Hong Kong, have not seen each other since Christmas 2019. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the couple and others into long-distance relationships. Photo: Charissa Chan
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