You don’t want a divorce and if you’re the wrong generation to go the Gwyneth Paltrow route of conscious uncoupling perhaps the trend in Japan might be of interest.
Sotsukon or “graduation from marriage” is a sophisticated way to arrange your life and was proposed in a book by Yumiko Sugiyama back in 2004 – Sotsukon no Susume or”I recommend graduating“.
It’s for people who still love each other, don’t want the messiness of a divorce, but no longer want to live together all the time.
Once you’ve raised the kids and sent them out into the world your marriage enters a new phase from which you graduate.
“In Japan, traditionally the man is the head of the household…
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