Could You Spend 24 Hours Tied to Your Partner? We wanted to know what people thought would happen if they spent 24 hours just a few feet from their romantic partners. The answers were varied and amusing.

Could You Spend 24 Hours Tied to Your Partner?

Could You Spend 24 Hours Tied to Your Partner?

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We wanted to know what people thought would happen if they spent 24 hours just a few feet from their romantic partners. The answers were varied and amusing.

ALEX COHEN, host:

Back now with Day to Day. Two weeks ago we aired a somewhat twisted love story, a husband and wife spending 24 hours no more than 15 feet apart.

MADELEINE BRAND, host:

The couple, David Plotz and Hanna Rosin of slate.com. They and their marriage did survive, but Hanna says most couples she heard from said they didn't think their relationships would.

Ms. HANNA ROSIN(Writer, Slate.com): Nine out of ten emails I've gotten have been people saying you know, ugh, no way we could get through 24 hours of this.

COHEN: So, we asked you if your relationship could survive this little experiment. Here are some of the dozens of calls we received.

Ms. SHERRY CIATREE (Caller): Hi, my name is Sherry Ciatree(ph). I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although usually my husband and I communicate at the top of our lungs much of the time, we took a trip together, driving through Europe for six weeks. And in that six weeks, except for a couple of hours when I toured Sombor Castle all by myself, we were together 24/7. That was some years ago now, and we are still happily, loudly, married.

Ms. DORIANA CORRELA (Caller): Hi, my name Doriana Correla. I live in Jamestown, Rhode Island. My husband and I are both artisan bakers, and we have a tiny bakery that we run from what used to be our garage. I do the pastry, he does the bread. And we're together every single day. So I thought the story was amusing, and one day is nothing to us.

Ms. CHRISTA LAMMERS (Caller): Hi, this is Christa Lammers. I live in Adams, Minnesota. That would drive me nuts if I was to work with my husband like that, because he was off his knee surgery and he just went back to work last Tuesday. And that was enough for me. I like my space.

Mr. AL NIACK (Caller): Hi, my name is Al Niack, and during summer of 2003 my wife and I spent 11 straight weeks together, 24 hours a day. Ten of those weeks we were running summer camps. At the end of those weeks we flew home to Connecticut, and her parents picked her up and she took off to Maine, and my mother picked me up, and we didn't see each other for one blissful week.

Ms. HELEN DINTEWS (Caller): Hi, my name is Helen Dintews(ph). I'm wondering how many phone calls you're getting from people who have cruised on sailboats.

Ms. TONY JEFFREYS (Caller): Hi, my name is Tony Jeffreys. Our boat is 30 feet long. But unless you go right up to the very front and the other person's taking the back, you're pretty much within 15 feet. And I have to admit I was a little apprehensive about how we would do together. And we had a wonderful three weeks.

Ms. KIM VINE (Caller): My name's Kim Vine. I live in Anniston, Alabama. You need to speak to truck drivers. My husband and I ran team for ten years, 311 days every year for three years in an eight-by-ten box. And it takes a really special couple to do it!

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