After 36 years of arguing, Hugh and Vera Smith finally ran out of things to row about. So for the last four years the OAP couple haven't had a cross word ...or any words. Because they haven't spoken to each other at all.
Hugh and Vera still share a home, but live completely separate lives. Hugh, 76, has the downstairs lounge with the dining room as his bedroom. Vera, 72, has two upstairs bedrooms - one as her lounge.
And to make sure they never meet they have drawn up rotas for the kitchen and bathroom.
Hugh, of Portsmouth, Hants, said: "It's a very awkward situation but our marriage has ended. "There's no point in a divorce as we haven't got any money. I've had my last ever argument with her after 40 years of marriage."
Vera, 72, said: "I haven't spoken to him since January 2004, Hopefully, I never will again. He is impossible to get on with."