Smart Woman: Commuter Couples

Smart Woman: Commuter Couples

As if marriage wasn't hard enough more and more husbands and wives are choosing to live in different cities. The number of "commuting" couples has more than doubled since 1990. A story of how one woman and her husband are making it work.
"When I go up there I usually scramble him eggs, bacon, and English muffin, that's his favorite breakfast," said Tamara Moore.

She is talking about her husband of fourteen years, Brian. 

Moore said, "We've had our ups and downs but what marriage doesn't."

But unlike other marriages, instead of living together, they live thirteen hundred miles apart and see each other just once a month.

"I cried a lot of tears., I'm going to well up now," said Moore.

Four years ago, Brian's company offered him a job in Detroit.

With their two sons still in school and a house that wouldn't sell, Tamara decided to stay.

Moore said, "I think a lot more people are in this situation and I think it's because in this day and age it's because of the economy, you're lucky to have a job."

"He's the first phone call I have in the morning and the last phone call I have at night," said Moore.

But in addition to calls, digital strategist Ashley Small believes new technology is makes commuter marriages more feasible.

Small said, "You have Skype, Google chat, Google hangouts, Facetime, Facebook chat, there's so many different platforms you can use."
"So what's so great about this as it relates to relationships is that you can really see your spouse look into their eyes and see how they feel, and connect to them on a much more emotional level," said Small.

For Tamara and Brian, communication is just a part of it. She believes the key is not new technology, but something as old as marriage itself.

"I love him more today than the day I married him," said Moore. 
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