Some Indians claim to know the key to a successful, enduring marriage and diminished divorce rates: separate bedrooms for husbands and wives.
They believe that husbands and wives need their own spaces, literally and figuratively.
Especially closets and bathrooms.
But, ideally, a whole separate bedroom.
Particularly as the couple ages.
The separate living spaces don’t have to be distant though.
Adjacent bedrooms with a connecting door reportedly can work fine.
Proponents of separate bedrooms to strengthen marriages draw support from the cliche: absence makes the heart grow fonder.
And their premise has been imported into the US.
According to a recent survey of US home builders, sixty percent of custom-built homes in the US will have two master bedrooms by the year 2015.
Read more in this Times of India article: Living apart together