. Older Australians’ Research Study

Dr Janet Patford is conducting a study of older Australians who are currently in, or have previously had, a Living-Apart-Together (LAT) relationship.

For study purposes, older Australians are those aged 50+.

An LAT relationship is one where:

1. partners (same-sex or cross-sex) have an ongoing romantic or sexual relationship but are not married;

2. partners alternate between living together and living in separate residences;

3. partners regard themselves as a couple and are seen by others as such. People who participate as a couple will undertake a joint discussion and an individual interview, as well as writing briefly about two pivotal moments in their relationship. People who participate individually will undertake similar tasks.

For more information about this study or  if you wish to participate click here LAT Flyer 13