Benefits of living together (either married or not) versus living apart?
June 24, 2013 10:26 AM Subscribe
I've read about Living Apart Together
(LAT) relationships and I can see the benefits of this arrangement for some specific situations/couples. I can also see the drawbacks. Living together -- either as a married or unmarried couple -- also has benefits (perhaps many more) and some drawbacks as well.
posted by Lescha to Human Relations (28 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
What are the specific benefits (of any kind) of living together? It is typically a sign of a serious commitment -- but beyond that -- what makes it great for the individuals specifically and how does the relationship benefit specifically?
I am looking for examples of concrete or specific examples of the benefits of cohabitation with a loved one/spouse.
Anecdotes are also great. I'd also like to hear of cases where the drawbacks were too great, but the relationship endured in separate dwellings. And also examples where the drawbacks seemed great at first but it worked out well.