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Us the Duo on How Music Helped Their Long Distance Relationship

Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado have been there, and they share some of the lessons they learned with us.
ART Trixie Ison, PHOTO MCA Music

You have heard this so many times before: Long distance relationships are challenging. Being miles apart is already difficult, what more if you're living in different timezones, right? But it's not impossible to get through the challenges and actually get your Happily Ever After with your bae. A good example of this are musicians Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado, collectively known as Us the Duo. They both met while working on a music video. After moving back to their own homes, the found themselves in a long distance relationship for a while, and got married after—all of these while they were working on the kind of music they've always wanted to share with the world. Watch this sweet video of their song "No Matter Where You Are," which is actually their wedding vows for each other. All together now: aww!

They're in Manila this weekend in time for their first major performance here. We were lucky to get the chance to talk to them during their presscon yesterday and we asked a few pointers on being in a long distance relationship and how music has actually helped them deal with the distance. Here's what Michael has to say about this:

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"Music is really important in dealing with the distance for Carissa and I because we tend to write down our emotions," he said. "Whenever we're going through something tough or something amazing, we always put it in a notebook. We're living so many miles apart, different timezones, and it hurts because you just want to be with the person. You're like, 'Why are you so far?' So the first thing we do is go write in our notebook, like, 'Ah, I'm missing you like crazy.' That was actually the first song we wrote together, "Missin' You Like Crazy." It was very helpful in our relationship."

READ MORE:
The Stages of Being in a Long Distance Relationship
5 Apps Couples in a Long Distance Relationship Need on Their Smartphones
Long Distance Relationships: How Being Miles Apart Can Hurt Your Relationship

Aww! Take it from Michael and Carissa, Candy Girls. We agree that it definitely helps to have an outlet—whether it's music or painting or whatever it is you'll love to do—whenever you're missing the other person so much, and you can't do anything about it at that moment.

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Want more of Us the Duo's music and anecdotes about their lovely relationship? Catch them live in Manila tonight at the Rockwell Tent in Makati. Tickets are sold at P2500 each, which includes the album No Matter Where You Are for claiming at the concert venue. For inquires, you can call 470-2222.

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