Split couples in housing bind

Hundreds of separated WA couples live together as high rents mean neither can afford to leave.

 

Ms Lawrence said about half of the families who contacted it were of fly-in, fly-out workers, some unable to afford a second household. She said issues facing FIFO families had existed for years but were only now gaining attention, especially the need for early intervention while the family was intact.

Despite big incomes, they often had big debts and then faced child support and a mortgage on a home where no one lived three weeks at a time.

The person who stayed at home often could not work because of the FIFO worker’s shifts and had no income when the relationship broke down.

Kylie Dunjey, of Relationships Australia, said the number of separated couples under the same roof spiked during the global financial crisis and had not abated, particularly as jobs and wages in WA’s mining sector declined.

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Are you considering “living apart together” for your retirement years?

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LAT as retirement lifestyle: a blogpost by Dee Cascio

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As I work with couples who are in the pre-retirement life transition, many have no idea what their spouse is thinking, longing for, or dreaming about when it comes to their retirement lifestyle and where to retire. Some have such diverse interests, they are actually considering living apart together, which means living in different places for periods of time, or maybe indefinitely, while remaining in a relationship.

At this life stage, there are no buffers or distractions, because the children are gone, spouses aren’t climbing the corporate ladder, and most of us have come to a place of accepting ourselves and the life we’ve created. After spending all these years together and working out other challenges, living apart together has the potential to threaten your marriage and actually cause divorce. Having these important conversations before retirement about topics that will affect the rest of your lives will prevent a lot…

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Women’s agency in living apart together: constraint, strategy and vulnerability – Duncan – 2014 – The Sociological Review – Wiley Online Library

Women’s agency in living apart together: constraint, strategy and vulnerability: Recent research suggests that… http://t.co/tgXZPzeh71

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Luise & Kayly at the “Multilocality in the Global South and North” conference at @TU_Dortmund http://t.co/WfyKhxMsyN

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The Couple That Lives Apart, Stays Together? – marie claire magazine Australia

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The Couple That Lives Apart, Stays Together?
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A new survey reveals one million Australians are happier living apart from their significant other than together.

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Living Apart Together, NY times

By CONSTANCE ROSENBLUM; Published: September 13, 2013 Many people set up housekeeping together simply to help foot the rent bill. But some couples, both those in longtime relationships and the officially married, follow a less-traveled path. They live in separate … Continue reading

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Is home where the heart is?

The National Youth Council of Ireland is asking young Irish people living abroad to get in touch with their views on returning to Ireland in advance of a conference on the topic next Tuesday, September 16th.

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Conference “Multilocality in the Global South and North: Factors, features and policy implications” September 18 & 19, 2014 – TU Dortmund University

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Along with an increase of temporary forms of migration, multilocational livelihoods and household arrangements are on the rise in many countries and world regions. Although the academic literature – and much more the policy and planning discourse – about multilocality … Continue reading

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Multilokal Wohnende | Wohnbund

… Stakeholder auf dem Wohnungsmarkt? Als zunehmend realisierte Option im Rahmen der Lebensführung wirft multilokales Wohnen komplexe soziale, politische, wirtschaftliche, administrative und planerische Fragen auf.

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Home is where head or heart is – The Australian

Home is where head or heart is The Australian Lifestyle changes include: the desire for simplicity; proximity to the centre of work and entertainment; and the living-apart-together trend (where partners have separate dwellings, one of which may be…

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