Does living apart count as separation?
Separation means that you are living apart from your spouse, but you're still legally married until you get a judgment of divorce from a court (even if you already have a judgment of separation).
Is it common for married couples to live apart?
Strange as this may seem, married couples living apart is more common than you might think: Roughly four million married couples live apart, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This happens for a variety of reasons including work, personal choice, incarceration and one person being in a nursing home.
Can you be separated and live in the same house Alberta?
You are considered separated when one of you has the intention to live separate and apart from the other. Although most people separate when one spouse leaves the home, a couple can be living separate and apart while in the same home. You and your spouse may live in the same house but must live separate lives.