In terms of gaining perspective and balance in relation to any relationship conflict, it seems that space has much benefit. Why couples are encouraged to temporarily separate. Though such separations often end up not being temporary.
The paradox of the levels of acrimony often seen in conflicts among academics, when they can so readily put space between each other. The empty halls.
A most regrettable circumstance being workplace conflict where the parties are regularly physically proximate. Advantages of facilitating working from home.