An alternative lifestyle.

what if the brady bunch lived in different homes? - Oye.
United States
October 22, 2008 4:26pm CST
I was watching an episode of bringing home baby on TLC.** The episode features a couple bringing home their newborn baby and documents it for the first three days incase you haven't seen it** So today's episode featured a couple, seems to be very much in love bringing home a baby but the couple lives in seperate homes, a mile or so from each other. Each of the parents were certainly adults, mom had a 9ish year old daughter, dad a 17 year old son. Both accomplished and successful adults. I'm not sure what mom did but she was very spiritual, the show featured her doing a Buddist chant each morning, dad was an engineer dealing with waste. Both adults, again loved each other, and were excited bring this child into the world - so it didn't seem as if they were together just because of the child. But I found it difficult, especially when you are inlove, ESPECIALLY just having a child together to live in different homes. I couldn't be the one to have my significant other in another home and I couldn't be the one to have my child in another home. Dad would come to mom's house to help with chores and whatever odds and ends but he would go home-- his home. At the end they were talking about conslidating homes and just living in one with their 3 children. But what do you think - do you think you could do that - inlove and raising your child in 2 homes a mile apart from each other? I'm not talking about Divorced parents with children in split homes - but just you and your significant other living apart from each other but raising a family together. I couldn't do it! Could you?
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@hildas (3031)
23 Oct 08
I will get back.
• United States
23 Oct 08
alrighty...
@lilybug (21148)
• United States
22 Oct 08
That seems like a really strange scenario. I would not want to do that. Did they say what the reason was that they lived in different homes?
• United States
22 Oct 08
nope - they didn't explain why - each were content and happy in respective homes. It was strange but they seemed really happy.
@ms1323 (259)
• United States
23 Oct 08
While I wouldn't mind having seperate bedrooms for sleeping purposes...I think they have taken way too far! That might be the oddest living arrangement to a married couple I have ever heard. I can't believe they didn't explain it to the audience, too weird.
• United States
23 Oct 08
I wouldn;t be able to do that and I certainly don't understand why they would even try. obviously their religious beliefs didn't stop them from creating a child together.
• United States
22 Oct 08
No, I couldn't live seperately from the man that I am in love with. This is really odd, I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing. I wonder what the kids think of it. They're probably used to it by now, but I definetly don't think that this is normal. I wonder what made them decide to do such a thing. Well, I guess whatever works for them. Wouldn't work for us, but if that's what they really want and are truly happy, good for them.