Posts tagged "cohabiting"

Make It Stop: “My Sister’s Boyfriend Moved In With Us And It’s Ruining Our Relationship”

I read Jessica Wakeman’s piece, "True Story: Married…With A Roommate," and I totally related to it. Except in my case, I’m the roommate who lives with a couple and it's not my best friend who’s shacking up with a dude, it's my younger sister letting her deadbeat boyfriend stay at the apartment we…
By: Anna Goldfarb / January 9, 2015

True Story: Married … With A Roommate

New York City real estate causes many a housing arrangement made in desperation. If you live in NYC (or, for that matter, any city with insanely high rents), you likely know a few 30-somethings who still live with roommates or someone whose “convertible bedroom” is actually the living room with a room divider. The city…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 7, 2015

Life After Dating: Trusting A Feeling, Taking A Leap

My boyfriend and I moved in together last July. At the time, we had been dating for just shy of six months. If a friend had planned to do what I did, and had asked me for advice, I would have told her that it was too soon. "What's the rush?" I would…
By: Jana Pollack / August 18, 2014

Life After Dating: My Relationship Works Because We Ignore Each Other Half The Time

I met Michael six months after I left my previous relationship and was, I think, understandably not eager to get into anything super-committed. It turned out I had good reason to be wary: I was still trying to figure out my sense of what “myself” or “Rebecca” was as an individual after being in a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 4, 2014

Life After Dating: The Case For Living Separately

My boyfriend Max and I don't live together, but since it takes about two minutes to walk from my place to his, I sometimes feel like we do. When I first started thinking about moving to his neighborhood, the idea had been to move in with him (we've been together two years), but when a…
By: Claire Hannum / July 14, 2014

Ask A Married Guy: “My Boyfriend Is Suddenly Being Weird About Moving In Together”

I'm confused about whether or not I should move in with my boyfriend of about a year.  We are both in our twenties. For the past year, I've been living with roommates. During that time, he would frequently invite me over to hi…
By: Tom Cowell / February 27, 2014

10 Signs A Man Is Starting To Take Over Your Apartment

For nearly two weeks, I've had a Dude living in my small studio apartment. It's a short-term-ish houseguest situation that will likely last another month or so, which means the Dude (sorry, no details on who he is, but feel free to assume it's Ryan Gosling for visual purposes) has been given the freedom to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 30, 2013

Ask A Married Guy: How Can My Relationship Survive Moving In Together?

Meet our friend Tom. He’s a married guy with tons of relationship experience, and a skilled advice giver who’s here to answer all your pressing sex, dating and relationship questions. Have a query for Tom? Email it to julie@thefrisky.com and we’ll make sure he gets it! All questions will be posted anonymously, unle…
By: Tom Cowell / June 28, 2013

What We Missed: The Frisky Staff Talks Starbucks Screw-Ups, Anna Dissing Ann & Tips For Cohabiting!

On this week's episode, in addition to a shameless ploy to get free shoes from Rachel Comey and Madewell, we discuss an alleged plot to blackball Ann Romney in the fashion industry and how annoying it is when your local Starbucks can't get your drink right, no matter how many times you order it. The…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2012

7 Realities Of Shacking Up

Moving in with your girlfriend is a huge deal. In life-change terms, it's a bigger transition than getting married. Though you don't get the recognition from your family and friends that comes with tying the knot, you're going through a huge day-to-day shift when you move in with a woman. We're all for cohabitation before…
By: Ask Men / July 22, 2012

Kim & Kanye Are Moving In Together And We Have Advice For Them

Kim Kardashian has pretty much become a household name. We’ve witnessed her relationships build, and we, of course, have witnessed them completely fall apart.  We’ve read about her divorce, her embarrassment, her shame, but it looks like things may be falling into place for this reality TV star. According to sources, it seems her and Kanye…
By: College Candy / June 12, 2012

Girl Talk: Why Living Together Before Marriage Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up To Be

You meet a great guy. You start dating. At first you’re seeing each other once or twice a week and after a month it’s up to three or four. You start having sleepovers and pretty soon there’s “the toothbrush discussion.” Then one day you wake up and can’t remember the last time you actually slept…
By: Kate Richlin-Zack / May 4, 2012

5 Simple Tips For Keeping The Spark Alive After You Move In Together

When a relationship shifts into the living-together phase, it can be difficult to maintain the exciting spark that exists in the beginning. There's a tendency to treat each other as roommates instead of romantic partners, but a few simple tweaks to your everyday routine can help to amp up the chemistry and strengthen your bond.
By: Tres Sugar / April 9, 2012

5 Things To Talk About Before You Move In Together

So, you and your boyfriend are considering moving in together? Congratulations! This is an exciting time in any relationship -- a big step with a lot of fun moments along the way. (Shopping for new art and eating Chinese food on the living room floor? Yes please!) My boyfriend and I have lived together for…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 31, 2012

The Most Ridiculous Home-Related Fights

Over at The Nest, they're collecting their users' most ridiculous fights. And what I noticed (aside from a serious trend of couple's food issues): So many of these are caused by everyday home occurences. Not that I can't relate. I'd be lying if I didn't admit to fighting over the TV volume, folding the laundry,…
By: Stylelist Home / July 24, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Should My Boyfriend And I Move To A Third World Country Together?”

I'm 21 and have been offered the opportunity to work in a rural area of a third world country. I will be doing something not very glamorous — necessary work for the project, but not the most exciting thing ever. I am very ambivalent as to whether I should accept it — I don't speak…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 20, 2011

Sleeping On The Couch

I yawn, rest my head on my pillow, roll on my side and close my eyes. "Knee," I say to my husband. He flutters his eyes open and grunts an "I'm sleeping" noise. "Your knee, my love, is jabbing into my back. Can you move it?" As he readjusts his position, he rests his arm…
By: Stylelist Home / April 17, 2011

He Said/She Said: Merging Lives

On a recent cold, damp morning, I woke up feeling anxious. My new job had been taking its toll, and when I found J. lying on the couch in the living room and not next to me, I became even more agitated. I ran out the door, shooting a snotty glance in his direction. Walking…
By: Rainbow Kirby / April 12, 2011

I Love My Boyfriend. His Stuff? Not So Much.

I should have been satisfied when my boyfriend agreed to get rid of his forest-green pleather couch -- with matching love seat! -- before we started living together. But I wasn't. I'd finally gotten my apartment just the way I wanted it. It was a carefully curated nest of thrifted furniture and vintage Pyrex. Every…
By: Stylelist Home / April 3, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Should I Leave My Boyfriend Behind?”

I am a 21-year-old college student, graduating this spring. I was recently accepted to an Ivy League institution to pursue my graduate degree, and I have never been more excited! However, I have a boyfriend of over six years, who really wants to follow me to graduate school. At first, this seemed like a great…
By: Wendy Atterberry / March 30, 2011
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