This is a fairly common situation among people who are divorced or want to divorce. One or both parties can't afford their own household, so the couple stays together living separate lives in the same house.
I met one guy who said that although he was divorced, his ex-wife and children had recently moved back in with him. He explained that they had been living with her parents (she was a beautician and didn't make much money) but things weren't working out and he didn't want his kids in that stressful situation. He said he worked nights at a hospital and she worked days so they barely even saw each other.
Another guy said that he's been separated for over a year, but he didn't want to divorce his wife because she had some health problems and he didn't want her to lose her insurance through his nob. She had a chronic condition like MS, I think, that required care she could not afford on her own.
While I respect both of these men for doing the right thing, at the same time it does add an extra layer of complexity. Yet it's becoming so common that it would drastically reduce one's options to rule them out.
What do you think?
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Hell No! This makes you the side chick... like really...3