Can separating from a loved one strengthen relationships?
Can separating prreviving with a loved one strengthen relationships?
Matthew Broderick began living separately from his wife Sarah Jessica Parker after the birth of their twin girls. Now Parker has three children, and she does not want to spend time with them in the center of bustling New York. And Broderick, allegedly, does not want to leave the West Village, from where it is so convenient for him to get to work on Broadway.
Is this couple breaking up? Yes, this may be the first step towards divorce, or a new stage in the relationship, which is called "Separation". More and more couples today are trying to get through this stage in hopes of strengthening feelings that have f altered over time.
26-year-old Kimberly Kay and her boyfriend have been separated for three of the six years they've been dating. The guy prefers an apartment in Jersey, and Kimberly, like Sarah Jessica, chose Brooklyn.
"People think we're crazy," the girl smiles. “And that was the best decision we've ever made in our lives. We not only have time to miss each other, now there is a place for this. It allows us to keep the atmosphere and passion of our very first dates.” Kimberly believes that this has benefited their careers as well - they have been able to focus on work.
Recent scientific studies show the benefits of sleeping in different beds, but now psychologists are increasingly advising separation. Nobody talks about living alone all the time. This can become one of the stages of the relationship. And how long it will drag on will depend on both partners.