These days, it's not entirely uncommon for couples to challenge societal norms in exploration of what truly makes them happy. It's great to live in a time where we can make those choices for ourselves, and choose to exercise those options accordingly. In terms of cohabitation, most couple will eventually move in together at some point during their relationship, while others wish to be together while living apart permanently. Somehow, this paradigm is still a bit taboo.
However, one woman is on TikTok boldly making her case for maintaining her own living arrangement no matter what. User @cubanalana explains why she prefers not to live with her partner at all, proving that a little absence can make the heart grow fonder.
Let's just say, we can't blame her here. There are several potential advantages to living separately from someone you're in a relationship with. You can continue to enjoy your single self while home in your own space, but you also get a chance to miss each other which makes your time together that much more special. Essentially, it's the best of both worlds.
Viewers seem to understand completely. User @ashleeeey___ says, "Same girl! The people that tell me I’m crazy are the couples that are miserable living together lol." Well, you know what they say, misery loves company. Commenter @blessedmess05 says, "100% agree…. but I can’t convince my husband to move out."
Some some users learned that wanting to live apart was a sign of something deeper. TikToker @queeeeeennn_ says, "I used to feel that way about my ex fiancé… but later I realized I just didn’t want to be with him." Others believe absence makes the heart grow fonder. commenter @lizzieh1713 says, "I’ve been dating my partner for 5 years. We don’t live together and when we do spend time with one another it’s quality time."
At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide what relationship structure works best for you. Whether you are living together or separately, it should be something both people are on board with as overall happiness and satisfaction is key.
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