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Is Living Apart Good for Marriage? For More Americans, Two Roofs May Be Better Than One

Sharing a marriage no longer means sharing an address.

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But for many married people, a home of one's own is increasingly an option where the positives outweigh the negatives. When old models of living no longer fit, people will find new ways of making life work. Living solo together is most certainly one of them.

Lynn Parramore is an AlterNet senior editor. She is cofounder of Recessionwire, founding editor of New Deal 2.0, and author of "Reading the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt in Nineteenth-Century Literary Culture." She received her Ph.D. in English and cultural theory from NYU. She is the director of AlterNet's New Economic Dialogue Project. Follow her on Twitter @LynnParramore.