One of things I always missed in a live in relationship was my own bedroom space. Specifically, my own bed. I like my bed space. I move about a lot. I fidget. I don’t do well stuck next to another human being. I need that alone time away from someone. When I did sleep overs I was always glad when it was over.
So to read this made complete sense. If I ever get into another full time relationship I would want this at the least, or preferably separate homes. I have known couples who maintained separate homes even after getting married and having kids and it intrigued me back at a time when I didn’t realise these were options.
Never feel like you have to conform. It’s about what doing whatever works for you and not what everyone else thinks you should do.