Can You Live Apart, Together?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Gwyneth Paltrow has always been a bit unorthodox in her relationships. After she married Brad Falchuk in September, they went on their honeymoon with Paltrow’s ex-husband Chris Martin. Paltrow and Martin ‘consciously uncoupled’ in 2014 after being married for 11 years.

Recently, Paltrow revealed that she and her current husband only live together four nights a week. After that, he goes back to his own house.

Paltrow says her intimacy coach told her that it gives their marriage “polarity.”

Turns out, living apart together is a thing and more couples are doing it. They’re called ‘Lat Couples’.

According to ‘Psychology Today,’ here are some of the reasons couples decide to live apart together:

  • It can enhance the excitement in a relationship.
  • Some couples say they want to be more independent.
  • And some people say it helps avoid traditional gender role stereotypes.

Lat Couples who have been together for a while say there are a lot of benefits.

Some people say living apart makes you idealize your partner and think of them in a more positive way. They say absence really does make the heart grow fonder.

Also, in the event that the relationship isn’t working out, it’s easier to break up when you don’t live together.

That brings us to our EDGE question of the night: Can you live apart, together?