How Does Bert Tell His Girlfriend He Needs Space?
Do you ever miss the days back when you were single and you didn't have to share your bed? You could spread out, kick your legs, cocoon yourself in the blankets, and no one would care?
Well, you might as well do it again. Lots of other people are.
According to a new survey, about one in four couples say they're REGULARLY sleeping in separate beds, but only 38% of those couples say it's because they're having problems with their relationship.
60% say they just like sleeping alone, 25% do it because one person snores, 19% do it because one person falls asleep on the couch watching TV, and 14% do it because they don't want to wake up the other person with their alarm clock. People could give more than one reason, which is why the numbers add up to more than 100%. The survey also found that only 28% of them say they're having less sex because of it.
We even have our own family members in studio who sleep separately from their significant other - Cassie is currently sleeping - and has been for a couple of weeks - in a separate bedroom from her fiancé (hello, snoring.)
And all this brings up the question of SPACE. What if you're one of those people who does BETTER when you get some solo time? How do you tell your significant other that you need space...but it's NOT because of them. It's really just something YOU need as a person that has ZERO bearing on how much you love them?
Bert needs to tell his girlfriend that he needs some space, but doesn't want to hurt her.