MOST married couples can't live without their other half, but this couple decided it's best to live on different streets to make their relationship work.

A WOMAN has revealed on social media how only seeing her partner three or four times a week has made her happier than when she was living with him full time.

The now-happy wife, Sana Akhand, first shared her story in a TikTok clip encouraging others to do what was best for them and their partner.

She said: "Hi, I'm a 32-year-old New Yorker married and living on my own because New York City apartments are just too small to allow us to feel independent.

"We lived together for 6.5 years before deciding to make our own rules and do what works best for us and our love story."

After unexpectedly receiving a huge amount of support from her followers, she decided to make a second video and elaborate a little more on her situation.

She began by thanking everyone who supported her new living arrangement with her partner.

"To the people that have supported me in the comment section, you gave me faith in humanity," she said.

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But along with the supporters, came those who judged her.

"And to the people that judged me and were rude, I also wish you happiness. But maybe in a little while.

"You don't deserve it right away," she said.

Sana then explained that she and her partner had been living together since she was 24 years old and he was 29.

Due to their ethnic background, when they revealed how serious they were about each other to their parents, they expected them to get married before ever living together.

But because they couldn't wait to live together, they jumped on board and just looked at getting married as "just a piece of paper."

Prior to getting married, Sana never had a place of her own. She had gone from her childhood home straight to living with her husband.

At one point she explained she started to feel like she was losing her sense of independence and felt more pressure from society.

After having spent some time traveling, they came back to a reality of working from home in a tiny apartment.

Since working together went on for over three years, the space wasn't the issue bothering her.

Her problem was the lack of emotional and mental space because she had a lot to heal from due to her past.

"I come from a very toxic family. I have severe abandonment issues," she claimed.

Once realizing what needed to do, she felt she had to do it on her own.

"We love each other very much. We miss living together a lot and we will definitely live together again someday.

"But right now this works," she reassured.

The supporters from her first clip carried on over to her second post and defended her new way of living.

One said: "There are lots of people who live separately from their spouses- military couples, people who work in different places.

"You guys just did it by choice."

Others were flabbergasted by the fact that living apart meant paying more rent in such an expensive city.

"This is stuff you fix before marriage. And living apart means double rents in NYC? Sheesh!! You just need to get a bigger place," wrote a second.

And while this couple is taking time apart to heal, another couple found they're more attracted to each other because they don't sleep in the same bed.

The very satisfied wife said: “They assume that we’re arguing or splitting up.

"But they couldn’t be more wrong. Our arrangement makes me want my husband even more. It’s the key to a lasting marriage and even better sex.”

And her supportive husband couldn't be happier with their sleeping arrangement.

He said: “Just because you’re in a relationship doesn’t mean you are obligated to sleep in the same bed. Respecting your husband’s or wife’s space and sleeping habits is key."

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