Posts tagged "living together"

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

3 Topics To Discuss Before Moving in Together

If you and your significant other finally decided to take that giant leap of financial and emotional faith and move in together, know that this is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you eagerly sign the dotted line on your lease, take a look at some things you should sit down and…
By: Rent.com / October 23, 2014

Life After Dating: Marriage For Introverts

Pretty much everything about Kale and I getting married was untraditional. But we were actually quite traditional by not moving in together until a few days before our wedding. Kale and I certainly weren't opposed to premarital cohabitation on principle: both of us had lived with exes in long-term relationships before. We simply hadn't bee…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 27, 2014

How To Know If You’re Ready To Move In Together

Moving in together is a big step in a relationship, which is why many couples want to be sure they are ready before they take the leap. However, discerning whether or not the time is right can be a challenge. Should you be together for six months? A year? Who knows! That’s why…
By: Rent.com / August 24, 2014

Life After Dating: What’s The Matter With Sleeping In Separate Bedrooms?

I once had a friend whose mom and dad didn't just sleep in separate beds — they had entirely separately bedrooms in the same apartment. It seemed weird to me when I learned of it, despite the fact I knew nothing about their private relationship. When the parents eventually divorced, I assumed sleeping in separate…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 11, 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

The Cleanup After The Breakup: 5 Tips For Reorganizing Your Home Post-Split

Whether your last relationship was a brief affair or years in the making, breakups are always tough to handle. For many of us, the five stages of grief include sulking, series binging on your favorite TV shows, drowning your sorrows with multiple pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and staunch avoidance. Still surrounded by mementos of…
By: Amelia Meena / February 18, 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

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

Is It Normal To Feel Disconnected When You Live Together?

I've been with my boyfriend for two years now and this past month, we saw each other a lot more frequently (i.e. every day) since my parents weren't in town. Essentially, we were pretty much living together for that month. We would see each other after classes, go out to eat together, make dinner, etc.
By: Tres Sugar / May 14, 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

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

Girl Talk: I’ve Moved Out Of Our Apartment

Of all the aspects that were difficult about my recent breakup from my boyfriend of two years, the hardest was moving out of the apartment that we shared together. You can verbally say all kinds of things: we're broken up, we're on a break, we're seeing other people, whatever. Those words might change…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 26, 2011

Dear Wendy: “Is It Too Soon To Live With My Boyfriend?”

Every summer, my family takes a vacation to our mountain house in upstate New York. We have a dog though who doesn't come along so one or two of us kids stays behind to take care of him for the month that everyone's gone. Last year, I joined my brother for the month, but he…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 7, 2011

Dear Wendy: “My Family Thinks I’m Living In Sin”

I am a 23-year-old, self-supporting college grad and my boyfriend and I have lived together for four months. We love each other very much, are happy together and everything is going great. But there is one problem. My mother and much of my family is extremely conservative and this would be qualified as "living i…
By: Wendy Atterberry / December 22, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Boyfriend’s Ex Is Accusing Me Of Identity Theft”

It’s time again for “Shortcuts.” For every question, I’ll give my advice in three sentences or less, because sometimes the answer to a person’s question is so obvious and the need to hear it so great, being as clear and frank as possible is simply the best way to go. Today we discuss identity…
By: Wendy Atterberry / November 20, 2010
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