soft separation

(名詞/可數或不可數) 軟性分居 - 已婚夫妻不再住在一起但沒有離婚的安排。

Soft separation involves separating without a divorce, and often remaining conjoined in some way, whether that's keeping the same surname or sharing holidays. Ultimately whether a soft separation works out may be down to whether it's a personal choice or a financial necessity. However, in an increasingly harsh world of relationships it's nice to know that amicable break-ups are still possible.
[, 17 October 2023]