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Donald and Melania Trump Don’t Sleep in the Same Bedroom— Who Cares?

There are millions of couples who have separate bedrooms and even separate homes — let’s not shame them

Fire & Fury: Inside the Trump White House, a scathing look at Donald Trump, was published this week, and while there are many shocking and horrific revelations in Michael Wolff’s book, here’s that shouldn’t be: Trump and his wife, Melania, have separate bedrooms.

It’s only been since about the 1970s that Western culture has constructed the ideal that a happy couple sleep in the same bed. Prior to that single beds in the same room were the norm, and head back a few more decades and centuries and communal sleeping was the norm for most of us. It was only the rich and the royal who had their own rooms — and they didn’t sleep with their partner! How common!

In England, one in six couples say they sleep in separate beds, typically because of snoring or differing bedtime habits, including Prince Charles and Camilla, according to the Telegraph.

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