The Best Relationship Advice You'll Ever Hear: Live Apart

The Best Relationship Advice You'll Ever Hear: Live Apart

More and more committed partners are choosing to L.A.T. (or 'live apart together').

The New York Times recently ran an article about couples whose relationships were successful, in their opinion, because they live apart. According to Veronica Kelleher, a health care administrator interviewed by The Times, her 48-year-long relationship thrives with this setup. "Early on, I might have wanted us to move in together," Ms. Kelleher said. "But I'm not sure the relationship would have been so good if we'd lived in the same place. I always say, we need a river between us."

This isn't the first time we've heard about committed partners who choose to L.A.T. (an acronym for "living apart together"). Woody Allen and Mia Farrow famously never lived together (though their relationship is hardly a bastion of success). Allen once said, "I think it's because we don't live together and that she has her own life completely and that I have mine that we're able to maintain this relationship with a certain proper tension. If we got married years ago and lived together, maybe now we'd be screaming."

Read the rest over at Elizabeth Street: Is Living Apart The Key To A Successful Relationship?

More juicy content from Elizabeth Street: