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When we think of traditional marriages or relationships, couples are usually known for living under the same roof, but as time passes, we’re learning that’s thing are changing fast. LAT, or Living Apart Together, relationships are becoming more and more popular among couples.

LAT relationships are for couples who have mutually decided to be together, love one another, but keep their homes separates. At a time when traditional relationships are things of the past, couples all around the world are trying something new and fun.

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Living separate may not work for everyone, but studies show that it’s quite common and can work. According to Wikipedia, almost 50% of LAT couples are in the youngest age group (18-24), although significant proportions are found in the 25-55 age groups in Britain. So while most couples are forcing themselves to marry too fast, others go the less traveled route and find themselves much happier.

Whether it’s because of personal finances, hardships, or comfort, there is no rush to shake up together leaving much room for discussion. Usually the topic of debate is whether they’re together, if someone got caught cheating, or if they’re on their way to splitsville, but is not the case. Every woman doesn’t agree to give out hall passes just to keep their relationship balanced.

While cohabitation provides that built-in personal attention, living an LAT lifestyle forces your partners to plan dates and intimate time with each other. Sharing household responsibilities will no longer be the roots cause of arguments, and your free time will be yours to plan. Visiting your spouse at their home can seem more like a mini vacation than an obligation, which leaves things fresh, less toxic and exciting.

Would you consider living apart from your spouse?

Written By: Tamara U. Butler

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