After many extended tours, backpacking trips, and climbing jaunts I have hit upon a golden rule. If you can afford the weight take seperate tents for everyone so there is some semblance of privacy and ability to get away from the dynamic stress of an expedition. What are the differing thoughts out there? I remember my first long trip. It was a climbing road trip for six weeks between my junior and senior year of college. We only had my tiny tent, TNF Lunar Light. After two weeks we shared a mutual bad attitude as well because we just could not get away. Some groups,pairs are different. Obviously family groups beat this rule but otherwise I think is pretty sound. Thoughts?