Save Your Marriage With … Separate Bedrooms

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