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How Can You Keep Your Romance Alive This Christmas?

Sat, December 19, 2009 11:59am EDT by Add first Comment
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If you have to spend the holidays apart like Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, here’s how you can show your love without the aid of mistletoe!

Christmas is a time for family, and unfortunately for most couples, that means spending the holidays apart. Megan Fox and her on-again boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, even had a tiff about where to spend X-mas (which means, inevitably, that they’re going to spend it apart, pouting).

So HOW can you keep the love alive during long distance holiday vacations? Here are five tips from Oprah Winfrey’s love expert, Karen Salmansohn!

#1 “Let technology do the talking! From texting and email to Skype and web cams, use flirtation and your imagination to keep the spark alive during time apart. Not only does absence make the heart grow fonder, but anticipation will make your reunion even more exciting,” Salmansohn tells “Use technology to spice things up! This way, even if an ocean separates you, a late night web cam chat can make you feel like you’re in the same room!”

#2 Plan something special for when you both arrive – a special dinner date, a romantic night at home, even your own post-holiday celebration to make up for the time apart,” Salmansohn advises. “Turn off the blackberries, lock the door and focus on each other!”

#3 Leave special surprises for your respective other when they’re away – from notes in their suitcases to gifts left at their hotel or to arrive at whatever destination they’re headed to. “This can help you connected when you’re miles apart and is a great reminder of you when you’re not together,” our expert notes.

#4 Trust each other – being far away can be difficult, especially if you know your significant other is on the road. “Keep those jealous feelings out of your holiday season and conversations as they will only make the time apart more miserable,” says Salmansohn. Trust will always be one of the most important parts of your relationship, and times apart are a great way to show each other just how much you have!

#5 Learn from the successful relationships around you. “It will give you something constructive to do with your family when you are visiting them without your partner,” Oprah’s love guru says.

So you see, Megan and Brian, it really isn’t that tough! You don’t have to argue about being apart for the holidays. ‘Tis the season to be merry, after all. If you can’t be with the one you love this Christmas day, love the ones you’re with (and then love each other long time when you get back together again!)