There are two requirements that must be met in order to qualify for Absolute Divorce in North Carolina. First, at least one of the parties must be domiciled in the state for at least six months prior to filing the action. Second, the parties must live separate and apart for one year with the intent to end the marriage. The parties cannot live in the same residence during the separation period, e.g. sleeping in different bedrooms does not constitute legal separation. Resumption of the marital relationship ends the separation period, but isolated incidents of sexual intercourse do not, by themselves, constitute a resumption of marital relations.