Nowadays, married couples are often separated by distance. There are dual-income families, where both spouses have to travel often. There are military families, where one or both spouses are called away to serve their country. There are even bi-continental couples who meet on vacation and try to live in both of their homelands. My own husband and I fall into that last category. It's not easy. Sometimes, I'm in the States and he is in Italy, and we miss each other, and we get tense, and we might argue. But we've been doing this for the last five years, and we somehow make it work. Thank God for modern technology, such as the Internet, webcams, phones, and text messaging. In another era, our love would not have lasted. Now, we're not the only married couple trying to make a bi-continental marriage work. We are joined by Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault
, who recently celebrated a vow renewal
in Venice, Italy, where they first met. Their relationship is rocky yet romantic. I for one am pulling for them -- and good long-distance love everywhere.