Includes bibliographical references (pages -178) and index.
"Commuter spouses--married couples who live apart due to the demands of their dual professional careers--shed light on a series of broad shifts in the dynamics of marriage, family, gender roles, and professional careers in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
Apart together : individualism, interdependence, and the meaning of (commuter) marriage -- Virtually together : space, place, and communication technologies -- Nobody's decision : the "choice" to live apart -- "They don't have to pick up their husband's shoes" : doing and undoing gender -- Who benefits from (commuter) marriage? -- "But are they happy?".