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Living Together Before Marriage

6 Questions to Ask Before Moving In With Your Partner

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.19.2015 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

When it comes to moving in together, you both have to make a conscious choice to make it work. Be sure that you both think things through and openly discuss anyissues.

6 Crucial Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

Damona Hoffman | Posted 10.29.2014 | Weddings
Damona Hoffman

Although 48 percent of women now move in with their mate as a first step before getting married only 40 percent of cohabitating couples actually tie the knot. So, if you want to get the keys before the ring, here are the six crucial questions to ask before moving in to avoid becoming a shacking up statistic.

What Is Love? An Ode to My Heart, My 'Whillip'

Lisa Cleary | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Lisa Cleary

Since I sometimes resort back to wondering, exactly what is love?, I thought I'd share what I've learned so far, and why "Whillip" has proved to be my steadfast teacher.

New Finding Debunks Long-Held Belief About Living Together Before Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

It's often said that that living together before marriage puts couples at greater risk for divorce later on -- but it turns out that may not be the ca...

Moving in Together: How to Combine Design Styles

Alessandra Wood | Posted 04.09.2014 | HuffPost Home
Alessandra Wood

Before you can even think about combining design styles, you've got to first combine the things you own. Whether you are getting a new place or one of you is moving into the other's place, these tips can help.

The 10 Most Annoying Things About Living With a Guy

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

I've been living with my boyfriend for a little over a year now, and although I love the fact that he gets me bottles of water from the fridge when I'm glued to the couch and plugs in my phone every night before bed (he's whipped -- it's fine), there are a couple things that make me miss living with girl friends.

WATCH: Living Together Before Marriage 'An Absolute Nightmare'

HuffPost Live | Posted 08.23.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Increasingly, couples are now living together before marriage. For many, it's a great way to work out kinks before tying the knot. But for Helena Andr...

Should I Move In With My Partner?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 10.02.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Although increasing numbers of individuals report less social stigma about cohabitation, many of the people who I've counseled ask these key questions: will living together lead to marriage and will it increase my risk of divorce?

How To Ask For Cash Instead Of Wedding Gifts

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.31.2014 | Weddings

In 2012, as many as 70 percent of couples lived together before they got married, compared to 10 percent in 1960. Clearly, times have changed! For ...

3 Ways To Make Moving In Together A Breeze

Summer McLane | Posted 02.25.2013 | Weddings
Summer McLane

It seems like things are going just as planned until you remember that now you have to figure out how to combine your two homes into one.

Living Together Before Marriage: 'A Spousal Audition'

Posted 12.12.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Kate Richlin-Zach joined HuffPost Live to discuss her experience of living with a boyfriend before marriage. "It sort of became like a spousal aud...

The Surprising Lesson I Learned My First Month Of Marriage

Megan Isennock | Posted 01.24.2013 | Weddings
Megan Isennock

Almost every married person I spoke with before our wedding told me the same thing. "You guys have been together a while, but it will feel SO DIFFERENT once you're married."

The Most Uncomfortable Part Of Being Married

Sandy Malone | Posted 01.07.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Disclosure: This is probably the most tasteless blog I'm ever going to write so if you are grossed out by potty talk, stop here. Consider yourself warned.

Can Marriage Make You Live Longer?

The Huffington Post | Katharine Lotze | Posted 07.23.2012 | Weddings

Looking for the Fountain of Youth? Getting hitched might be the answer for some. A recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family fou...

Why I Won't Live With A Guy Until We're Engaged

Posted 06.04.2012 | Weddings

By Amanda Chatel for I have never lived with a significant other. I have spent copious amounts of time with them, as in days and days...

To Live Together or Not To Live Together: That Is the Question

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 06.20.2012 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

I always imagined that I would be bugging my boyfriend about moving our relationship along while he was dragging his feet, not that I would silently freak out when he asked me to move in.

Living Together Is A Substitute, Not a Precursor To Marriage

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

When I was 18, I moved in with my first love. This was the late 1960s and as much as I loved him and he loved me, we both knew that we were too young to get married. Living together served many purposes, not the least of which was to seriously piss off our parents.

Why Living Together Before Marriage Doesn't Cause Divorce

Natasha Burton | Posted 06.16.2012 | Divorce
Natasha Burton

Some may scoff at cohabitation by calling it "playing house," demoting it from the important role it serves relationships like mine. For my boyfriend and I, there's an altar in the distance, but we're not rushing toward it.

Why Living Together Before Marriage No Longer Spells Divorce

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 03.22.2012 | Divorce

ATLANTA -- Nearly half of first marriages break up within 20 years, a new government study finds. With those odds, you might wonder: Would we be bette...

Katherine Bindley

The Surprising Reason Couples Are Delaying Marriage | Katherine Bindley | Posted 12.22.2011 | Divorce

Recently, social demographer Dr. Sharon Sassler, a Cornell University professor, set out to learn more about how couples decide to live together, and ...

Katherine Bindley

Behind The Scary New Findings About Unmarried Parents | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.19.2011 | Divorce

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems-- at least according to a new report from the Universi...