"He lives upstairs... I live downstairs" - married couple share a home but live on separate floors

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Helen Nicholson and Michael Hook are married, and share a home, but they live on two different floors.
Helen Nicholson and Michael Hook are married, and share a home, but they live on two different floors.

Helen and Michael, who live in Joburg, had been dating for eight years when they decided to make it official.

‘It’s the second time around for both of us,’ says Helen. ‘We had each been divorced for at least 10 years when we met and were very aware of the fact that if we were going to commit to each other, as we did, then it would have to be in a neutral space that both of us contributed to.’

Helen’s two daughters also had to be taken into consideration.

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