Living together while dating
Denise Knowles points out that the couple who live apart by choice are not that different from those forced to be apart through demands of work.However, the main advantage enjoyed by couples forced apart is that they do have some opportunity to experience living together for short periods."If several of these are quite long-lasting, it's likely they'll have their own homes and have become comfortable with living alone and pleasing themselves by the time the right relationship comes along," says Denise.
You have discussed exactly what the reason is behind it - and know it's not just a smokescreen for not really wanting to be married;2.
One couple who'd certainly agree with that are 'I'm a Celebrity...' star Toyah Wilcox and her husband, guitarist Robert Fripp.
They have famously lived on opposite sides of the Atlantic throughout their long marriage, seeing each other only a few times a year.
Less drastic moves - taking separate holidays, or a gym membership or even having your own 'den' at home - might fit the bill just as well;2.
You find it difficult to trust your partner completely or don't feel 100 per cent comfortable about their motives;3. It may just be that you're not ready for any type of commitment.
He’s visited me several times (from another country) and is planning to move back here and start our lives together within a year. However, they still live in the same house with their kids, and sleep in the same room but different beds.