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On the other hand, be careful about relying on e-mail to resolve conflicts.
The problem here is that e-mail feels as casual as a phone call, but it's permanent. Tone, intentions and content can all be easily misconstrued.
That's a doubly sticky situation since it leaves the big spender somewhat in control of the relationship.
With visits, alternate who visits whom and consider meeting in the middle on occasion.
(Being overly analytical can be a real burden here.) If you have an issue to resolve, try to do it over the phone or in person. To cut down phone costs, try calling your Beloved One when you know he or she won't be in – and leave a "thinking of you" message on voice mail.
But simple companionship and connectedness is often the meat and bones of a relationship – and you still have to prepare yourself for the absence of his or her warmth, smile and all the wonders of non-verbal communication.
When a boyfriend and I were separated for three months, I drove him absolutely crazy because I needed – non-negotiably – to talk to him each day.
Remember this: if you can't openly discuss your feelings about how you're spending money, you'll have a hard time building a long-term relationship with this person.
Keep in mind that the tensions that arise now are opportunities to strengthen your relationship for the future.