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January has long been known as divorce month. Any Michigan divorce attorney will tell you that there is typically an increase in couples choosing to make their split official after the holidays. One element of this reality that is changing, however, is that there are...
December 14, 2021
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There will be plenty of togetherness this holiday season as usual. For some couples, this overdose on time with each other is the last straw in an already shaky union, leading to filing for Michigan divorce in January. Making the news lately, though, are the ways some couples choose to live together – or separately – in their marriage. Some sleep apart, some even live apart. Could a choice like this help save your relationship?

The Side Effects of a Shared Marital Bed

Maybe those separate twin beds that featured so prominently on the age-old sitcom I Love Lucy weren’t such a bad idea after all. They may have been set up for propriety’s sake on television but, in real life, sharing a bed with someone isn’t always sweetness and snuggles, no matter how much you love them. Think of all the things that can plague a shared bed:

  • Snoring
  • Teeth grinding
  • Body heat
  • Cover hog
  • Late-night bathroom visits
  • Insomnia

Sleeping beside one of these people – or being one of these people – is not easy. And when you aren’t well-rested, night after night after night, you are cranky, moody, easily frustrated, intolerant, and your ability to communicate and your level of empathy for your spouse will be stunted. Plus, your health could be at risk. Sleep deprivation is a serious condition, and your spouse could be the cause.

Prioritize Sleep in Your Marriage

The solution to poor sleep because of your partner? Separate beds situated side by side could be enough for couples who are dealing with the less noisy aspects of sleep disruption. But if one of you is a snorer or hooked up to a sleep apnea machine, separate bedrooms is a great place to start.

Allowing children into the bed every night is the fast track to sleep deprivation too. You may love snuggling with your little ones, but the lack of sleep isn’t doing any of you any favors. If you and your partner disagree on letting the kids in the bed, this could also ding your marriage and lead you to fighting about parenting time instead of finding an alternative to nighttime habits.

You aren’t winning any medals by sleeping in the same bed as your spouse and suffering every night. You aren’t guaranteeing the solidity of your marriage by sharing a bed either. As long as you make time for intimacy, you can use those late-night hours to legitimately rest. You’ll both be happier for it, more alert, and engaged with each other. And won’t you be so delighted to greet each other in the morning?

Live Apart If You Must

Some couples take sleeping separately to a new level by living separately while married. Many people turn their noses up at the idea of maintaining different residences, and that’s understandable – it’s a decision that is mostly for the wealthy and considered a quirky celebrity choice.

Several well-known couples reside in separate homes, or at least different wings of the same home, like Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick and Victoria Beckham and David Beckham. Both couples have been plagued by split rumors throughout their marriages, but they’re still together – so maybe there’s something to be said for living separately but together. Maintaining your own space while being with each other.

If you’ve tried sleeping separately and everything to save your union but are still ready to get a Michigan divorce, hire an experienced divorce attorney. Contact the family law attorneys at Femminineo Attorneys in Mt. Clemens to schedule a consultation.


What makes us the right divorce attorneys for you?

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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.

Expert Staff

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.

Personal Service

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.

We encourage you to see these differences for yourself and call today to speak with one of our partners or schedule a free consultation at our office.

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