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BA (Hons) Media and Communication

Courtney Marshall

Redefining long-distance relationships in the age of COVID-19: Intimacy, technology, and stigma

Restrictions to travel and social contact during the COVID-19 pandemic have caused physical separation in many romantic relationships. For those in long-distance relationships (LDRs) these circumstances have created new barriers, but also raised awareness that relationships can take many forms. This research examines the kinds of intimacy, uses of technology and cultural stigmatisation that define LDRs in the current moment.