Living Apart Together

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    Feb 19, 2014 4:47 AM GMT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/realestate/living-apart-together.html?_r=0

    excerpt Many people set up housekeeping together simply to help foot the rent bill. But some couples, both those in longtime relationships and the officially married, follow a less-traveled path. They live in separate homes — on different floors of the same building, down the block from one another, in different neighborhoods, even in different boroughs.

    Some who go this route contend that separate spaces not only reduce friction in a relationship but keep it lively, even sizzly, freed from such mundane concerns as whose turn is it to empty the dishwasher and by the way, did anyone pay the rent?


    This article is months old, but I ran across it while looking into the concept of being in a committed relationship, but living apart. As someone who wants a relationship, but also enjoys my living environment, it would work for me. Could you be in a relationship like this or have you been in a relationship like this?

    Meant to post this in the relationship section, forgot to select it in the drop down. Apologies.
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    Feb 19, 2014 5:00 AM GMT
    That's just sad. icon_neutral.gif


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    Feb 19, 2014 5:21 AM GMT


    Hey we know a few couples that live apart - they're very happy, and play 'your place or mine', lol. Last time we saw one of those couples they'd just celebrated 7 years.

    We also know straight people that do it as well, and a couple of friends' parents have always been like that. Interesting.
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:51 AM GMT
    hmmm ... that could work for me icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:55 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidhmmm ... that could work for me icon_biggrin.gif


    It's all about whatever rocks your world. icon_wink.gif
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    Feb 19, 2014 7:36 AM GMT
    meninlove said
    AMoonHawk saidhmmm ... that could work for me icon_biggrin.gif


    It's all about whatever rocks your world. icon_wink.gif

    Well it would only work if I could find a guy that only wanted to be in a mutually exclusive relationship. Then maybe somewhere down the line we could look into the possibility of living together.
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    Feb 19, 2014 11:28 AM GMT
    It aint easy living with someone. No one is perfect, and even someone you love very much can get on your nerves with annoying personal habits. I wish there were a way to drill this lesson into the heads of young people, especially young ladies, who all dream of a fairy tale romance where every moment is full of new thrills forever and ever. It would save them all a lot of heartache.
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    Feb 19, 2014 3:11 PM GMT
    I lived like that for years and it worked well right up until my bud died on the west coast while I was tending to my mom at the end of her life on the east coast.

    What seemed at the time a matter of convenience is now a source of guilt.