Is it normal for married couples to live apart?

Is it normal 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.

How long do married couples stay separated?

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The time should ideally be between three and six months so a sense of urgency and sincerity is retained, especially where children are involved. The longer the separation continues, as people settle into their new routine, the harder it is to get back to the old life.

What percentage of married couples live separately?

One study found that 39 percent of adults over 50 who were partnered, but not married, were living apart. This trend, called living apart together (or “LAT”) is on the rise—especially among older adults, according to Laura Funk, an associate professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba.

Why Couples grow apart after years of marriage?

From our experience and several conversations, the biggest reason for drifting apart from your spouse is because you stop connecting with your spouse in your everyday life. And when life gets busy, family conflicts, work obligations, health issues, loss of balancing friends and your marriage, etc.