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13. Long Distance Relationship
Marie and Mark have been dating for four
. The relationship is moving fast. They already are
about a future together including moving in together.
Marie this means moving her two children from
previous marriage as well. Marie's children call Mark "
Marie and Mark "see" each other almost every
and yet they have never actually met. Marie
in the city of Terrace and Mark lives
Houston. They began conversing with each other in
online chatroom. How they see each other is
video chat programs like Skype. They are constantly
one another and sending one another pictures.
her friend Bella for advice. Bella met her
Dan on Twitter four years ago and moved
New York City to Los Angeles to be
him. It was different from Marie and Mark's
Bella and Dan had friends in common,
though they lived on opposite coasts of the
States. Bella also traveled to Los Angeles a
of times to decide if she really liked
and if she could live in another city.
and Bella traveled back and forth for over
year before deciding to move in with another
make a life together. Bella, like Marie, has
children from a previous marriage. Bella's kids do
call Dan "daddy" though.
Bella warns Marie not
get in too deep. She tells Marie that
needs to come and visit Los Angeles. Marie
also go to Houston. Bella feels that you
cannot be in a relationship with someone you
know through the computer. There have even been
of people being tricked and not being who
say they are. Marie is infatuated though. She
Mark have started talking about the kind of
they will buy together in Houston.