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22 Benefits Of Living With Your Significant Other

Some people say that living together before marriage leads to failed relationships or divorce down the line, and others think that it should be a kind of audition or test run for marriage.

I think both of these are way off! When you move in together for the right reasons — love, commitment… More »


Make It Stop: “My Dude Hates All The TV Shows & Movies I Need To Watch For Work”

She’s a pop culture critic who has to watch a lot of TV and movies for work. He’s her boyfriend who finds all those same TV shows and movies boring. What to do?! More »


What Is Your Ideal Relationship Cohabitation Scenario?

Writer Rachel Kramer Bussel (a contributor to The Frisky) has a unique arrangement with her live-in boyfriend Drew – after kissing each other goodnight at the end of the day, the couple of three years retires to separate bedrooms in their New Jersey apartment. According to an article about their set-up in the New York Postthey’ve slept… More »


Hitched 2.0: 5 Bonuses Of Living Together Before Marriage

No, but seriously, what if he’s the type of guy who “organizes” the DVR and deletes all of your records shows?! More »


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 share. More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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 an… More »


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 his place, a house with a big yard, and then invite me to stay… More »


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… More »


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, unless otherwise requested.More »


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. Then… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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. More »


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… More »


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,… More »


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… More »


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