I don’t think our relationship would have survived if we had moved in together: he would have got annoyed at my children’s mess and the way I brought them up.
While living together, we sometimes find ourselves eating on trays in front of the TV, sitting on separate ends of the couch reading (and making no contact) and slipping into PJs the moment we get home from work.
For many couples, moving in together is the key step that transitions them from a dating relationship to a long-term committed partnership.
However, a small but growing minority of long-term couples in countries like the U.
Why would any long-term, committed couple choose to live apart rather than together?
Despite the fact that living with a romantic partner can be an amazing experience (I have a live-in boyfriend and can confirm that it is awesome), research suggests that there may be some meaningful benefits to living separately.
But I think there are myriad reasons why living apart appeals to so many.