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Sleeping in separate beds and other ‘alternative’ practices that help these relationships thrive


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by Michelle Heffernan
09th Apr 2021

Read time: 11 mins

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From being engaged to a partner 30-years your junior, to couples living apart entirely – Michelle Heffernan speaks to people in “irregular” relationships and asks relationship therapist Natalya Price if we really need to fit a mould when it comes to love.

Relationships have evolved rapidly in recent decades and we are beginning to have more choices when it comes to marriage, children and the white picket fence. Is it time we threw out the rule book entirely, and made up our own relationship rules? Let’s sit down with couples who have done exactly that.  “It definitely makes the relationship better, but I still wouldn’t tell anyone” Maria is 33 and lives in Co Meath with her...

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