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Working through the distance

November 14, 2008 | 10:00 a.m. CST
Newleyweds Jeff and Helen Porter use dinner as a means of staying in touch throughout the week. Jeff works in St. Louis and has to commute, so the couple only gets to eat dinner together about four times a week. David Schramm, MU Extension Specialist and assistant professor of human development and family studies at MU, said together time is an important way for couples to stay in touch and learn about each other.

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