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Old 06-27-2010, 05:36 PM
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or wander!!
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:47 AM
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About 5 years ago i moved 3000 miles from my husband. While I love him dearly, we will have been married 35yrs this year, I hated the state we lived in...I do not like winter, cold, humidity and was sick all the time. We purchased a home in another state, I live there 6-7 months out of the year, my husband comes out once or twice a mo nth in the winter and I go back to the othere state in the better months. This works out better for me, I am NOT sick 6 months out of the year and I am much happier. This would not work for most people, but it depends on your situation.
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:32 PM
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Being married and living apart I beleive is more common than anyone wants to admit. My wife and I are currently part of this changing dynamic. We were living in the midwest and I lost my job. After being off work for three weeks I was offered a new position with my former company on the west coast. Rather than risking not finding a job I accepted the position and have relocated to California. My wife will stay in te midwest until our son finishes schhol in 3 years and the economy improves. We will then sell our house and reunite in California. Tough economic times call for tough decions and you need to think outside the box.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:22 PM
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I imagine if it is an increasing trend, it's probably a matter of circumstance. People's #1 concern in this economy is where they can afford to live and where they can get a job. Married couples are probably living apart cause they have to for now, not cause they want to.

I might have to live alone with my parents for a bit cause of the economy and I definitely am not looking forward to it, but you do what you have to do to get by. I have to admit, though, I can't wait to get out of NC!
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:23 PM
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I met my husband whilst working in New York a good 5 years ago; we married and now have a 6 month old baby; however we both recently have been given work opputunitis; myself in London England (my home country) and he in D.C. We both love each other tremendously however neither of us are prepared to sacrifice out careers. Therefore we are temporarily living in two separate countries.
I think although it does seem sad many people are forced into living apart despite being in very loving marriages
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:48 PM
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It's hard enough to find any job these days, much less one close to home. This will be a "trend" until the economy and housing market recover.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by sierraAZ View Post
I believe I might as well!

The economy has put a strain on many people... If you can't find a job where you live, what can you do...
Me too! I could go for that arrangement.
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:22 PM
Location: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Man, I can't imagine living like this in a marriage. I've been married 20 years and have never spent a single night apart from my husband. I guess this is freaky nowadays.

Why bother getting married if you don't even live together!?
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Old 01-29-2011, 12:40 AM
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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A co-workers husband's company moved to Montana a couple years ago. He now lives in Montana and comes down every other weekend. It hasn't kept them from getting togther as they had a baby last year.
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:39 AM
Location: Whoville....
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This isn't just restricted to dual working couples. My step son can't find work in the state. He works construction and will work 3 or 4 months on the same job and could be sent anywhere in the country. He makes good money this way. He gets home about once every six weeks.
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