When you find out that a couple sleeps in separate bedrooms, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s easy to jump to the conclusion that their relationship is in hot water. But in a segment on Good Morning America that aired earlier this week, a man and a woman who have been married for a year and a half explained that having their own bedrooms is part of the reason theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re so happy. Having their own spaces helps them get their ZzzÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and not bother each other with their respective hobbies (in this case, guitar-playing and reading).
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I love that idea that we love each other so much that we protect each otherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s solitude,Ã¢â‚¬Â the husband, Nate, told GMA.
Relationship expert Michelle Callahan, Ph.D., appeared on the show and gave her thoughts on the idea: "I think this is becoming more common as people have more difficulty sleeping at night,Ã¢â‚¬Â she said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re just discovering, Ã¢â‚¬ËœLook, we love each other all the rest of the day. But when it's actually time to go to sleep, we can't agree on the temperature of the room, the covers, the firmness of the bed, TV on or off.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I think we underestimate the power of a good nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sleep.Ã¢â‚¬Â
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a thought-provoking topic, for sure. So we want to hear your take!
Tell us: Have you and a partner ever slept in separate bedrooms, even though your relationship was going well? Would you consider trying it out in the future?
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