Two’s a crowd

According to the 2006 census, 3.8 million married couples live under different roofs. Judith Newman and her husband, happily married and raising twin boys, are one of them. In the November issue of Self magazine, Newman describes why she thinks their living situation is better than cohabitation:

¢ The cost of living together is too high. Moving from their respective New York apartments to a home big enough for the family would mean spending big bucks.

¢ They hate change. Newman and her husband both love their respective digs and have very different tastes in decor.

¢ They can say, “Get out!” When their significant other gets under their skin, they can boot them out the door.