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sleeping in separate beds michigan divorce femminineo attorneysGwyneth Paltrow has made the news again for her unorthodox relationship choices. This time, it’s not a conscious uncoupling with her husband – aka, a divorce – it’s she and her second husband keeping separate homes and only staying together for a few nights a week. Is she onto something? Could you avoid a Michigan divorce by sleeping in separate beds?

Separate Sleep, Happy Marriage?

Combining two lives into one home is a challenge for even the most agreeable people, whether you live together before marriage or only cohabitate once you’ve said your vows. You’re blending together your preferences and opinions about décor, temperature, who goes to bed early and who gets up late, exercise routines, bathroom time, and more. You know a lot about each other before you wed, but coming together in one living space is an adjustment and then some.

In this Marie Kondo universe, it was found that 48 percent of couples fight about clutter – and one of the biggest times they do this is when they’re merging their lives together into one home (and this gets even more complicated for blended families). Keeping separate homes could certainly help minimize fights about whose ugly chair goes where and who gets to decide the bathroom rules, but not many people can afford the luxury of two homes. And, why would you want to?

If you’re married, don’t you want to be together?

Can’t there just be a “man cave” in your shared home to give one person his or her space when they need it?

To each their own, of course. But if you want to keep your marriage healthy and strong, compromise is critical. That might mean overcoming the “stigma” of sleeping separately.

Michigan Divorce or Separate Beds?

Happily married or not, getting enough sleep can help you get through just about every day, no matter the challenges. Getting enough rest might even be enough to help you keep your temper and a clear head so you can work through things with your spouse that might have once seemed impossible to overcome. Sleeping in separate beds doesn’t mean you don’t love each other – if you’re doing it for the right reasons, it means you love each other enough to get the sleep you need.

Many couples have separate sleeping spaces because they just can’t take their spouse’s sleep apnea breathing machines, snoring, tossing and turning, teeth grinding, or too many blankets. People are different. We’re not always great at cohabitating. You have to compromise about everything from what to eat for dinner to what to watch on TV – sleeping arrangements can follow the same path. A National Sleep Foundation survey found that nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds.

Once upon a time, married couples slept in the same room, but in separate beds – at least on TV. In real life, this technique could work for the restless sleepers. But when you’re married to a loud sleeper, more drastic action may need to be taken. While most of the population don’t have the means to maintain separate homes like Paltrow and her hubby, many do have the option to create a second master sleeping space or, heck, just use the guest room.

If sleeping separately isn’t enough to keep your marriage going and you are ready to get a Michigan divorce, contact Femminineo Attorneys PLLC in Mount Clemens for your initial consultation, so you can rest well.


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  • Family Law Expertise

    Most lawyers are in a general practice and do some of everything. One of our main focuses is on Family law and being expert at divorce, custody and support matters.

  • Strong Relationships

    We are in court daily, working with the family court judges, their staff and clerks, the Friend of the Court office, the Bar Association and other attorneys working in this area. We pride ourselves on fighting hard for our clients while working well with everyone.

  • Experience

    Our extensive experience and strong relationship with the courts and our peers leads many judges and attorneys to hire us to act as Mediators in other Family Law cases. Make no mistake; having a strong working relationship with the court can have a massive impact on your case. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and are in trial regularly against the best in the business. We see the judges every week and maintain strong ties with their staff.

  • We Care

    Although every attorney can “handle” your case, Femminineo Attorneys cares about you and your family. We work extremely hard to keep this difficult process civil and to shelter your children from as much of the negative facets as possible.

  • Commitment

    Once your case is concluded, we will be there to help you with any post-judgment problems that may arise.

  • Flexibility

    Everyone’s financial situation is different and we work with our clients to formulate a fee arrangement that works within your means.

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    We have handled every possible situation involving domestic law. We will do everything possible to wrap up your case in a timely manner, avoiding delays that cause unnecessary legal fees.

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    When your case cannot be easily solved, we will fight hard and use all of our resources to win. Unlike most attorneys, we have no fear of the court room and we regularly win cases against the best in the business at trial.

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    Unlike many attorneys who have a part-time typist and work 30 hours a week, we have an expert staff available all day long to assist you and provide immediate service. We are available to our clients 24 hours a day through our hot line at 586-854-3654.

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    At Femminineo Attorneys, your case will be handled by an experienced family law attorney. Each of our attorneys in our family law division has many years of experience in handling family law matters.

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