Couples sleeping apart aren't just in 'I Love Lucy' anymore

By WBOK Staff

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

(CNN)Let me tell you a quick little story. About five years ago, I was dating someone, and we had some difficulty getting on the same page at bedtime. We decided that we'd try sleeping separately.

When I told that story to a friend of mine, he looked at me like I had six heads. This friend said something along the lines of, "Couples are supposed to sleep together."
Indeed, the idea of couples sleeping separately seems like something out of the 1950s or 1960s. You might have the image in your mind of twin beds in the same bedroom like on "I Love Lucy" or "The Dick Van Dyke Show."
But in an ever-changing world, I began to wonder whether the stigmatization of sleeping separately is, itself, out of date.

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