Happy marriage is when you live 3000 miles apart
According to Sarah Essig, it may just be the secret of a happy union.
This year she and husband Tom will celebrate their second wedding anniversary and both say they have never been happier.
But Sarah and Tom don’t just live in separate homes. They live in separate countries. Tom lives 3677 miles from Sarah’s Dorset home in Virginia, USA, the Daily Mail reported.
The happy couple have not ruled out living together in the future, but have no immediate plans to do so.
53-year-old Sarah said that it’s unconventional but it works for them and they are incredibly happy.
She said that they love each other deeply and are married and plan to spend the rest of their lives as a couple. Living in separate countries doesn’t make the relationship any less important, but in fact it has benefits, she said.
“People can me quick to make assumptions about my marriage because my husband and I chose to live in separate counties, but I want people to know it can work,” she added.
According to research the number of men and women living apart as couples has increased by 40 percent in the last decade. It is estimated that one million couples now keep a separate property.
But for Sarah, it wasn’t a lifestyle choice to live apart from the man she loves, more a matter of practicalities.
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