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6 Ways to Get Your Partner to Share the Chores

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

When dating and living apart, there's a safe place to retreat to during times of stress. When living together, though, things that were once a non-issue are now front and center and the basics of living are now under scrutiny as compatibility is further tested by the new living arrangement.

8 Ways To Make Living Together A Breeze

The Huffington Post | Renee Jacques & Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2014 | HuffPost Home

It IS possible to live in harmony with your significant other.

Read This Before You Even Think About Moving In Together

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.19.2014 | HuffPost Home

So you're ready to take the plunge -- shacking up, co-habitating, cuffing -- however you refer to it, moving in together is a big deal. (It sure beats...

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.

I Never Thought My Marriage Would Look Like This

Natalie Thomas | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Natalie Thomas

I thought her statement was harsh. And that she needed anger management or couples counseling. I actually feared for her marriage -- and her husband. Fast-forward five years and I completely understand.

When Is The Right Time To Move In Together? Survey Says...

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weddings

It's the age-old question that consistently plagues couples: when is the right time to move-in together? A lot of unknowns come into play here, wh...

Mover's Remorse: Cohabitation on Valentine's Day

Jess Carbino | Posted 04.16.2014 | Women
Jess Carbino

We often think about what to give our significant other on Valentine's Day, but we do not necessarily think about the nature of our relationships. For cohabitors, considering the nature of one's relationship may be particularly critical.

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.

Moving in Together? Make Moving Day Go Smoothly | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

Planning on taking the plunge and moving into a new place with your significant other? Moving day can be one of the most exciting experiences of the journey -- as long as everything goes smoothly, of course.

The Important Lesson Every Couple Can Learn From This Apartment (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.08.2013 | HuffPost Home

Many designers will tell you that a magazine-worthy living space is all about editing the stuff you own. It turns out the same rule applies to merging...

Why I Won't Live With My Boyfriend

Rachel Weight | Posted 11.16.2013 | Women
Rachel Weight

I've seen many friends date and then move in with each other simply out of convenience. A few years go by, and they get engaged and married because "it felt like the next step." These are supposed to be the most important relationships in my life. I want to treat them with intentionality.

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?

The Truth About Cohabiting Couples

Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

According to conventional wisdom, moving in with a romantic partner is a big step forward in a relationship -- and an affirmation of serious, potentia...

Cohabitating Fearlessly

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 09.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

So often I see couples for therapy who just recently moved in together after knowing each other for a very short time. Is it being done out of convenience or is it the next step towards marriage? Be fully committed because any doubts will show and ultimately lead to troubles.

The Weight of My Past

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.18.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

As I sort through 15 years of accumulation, I see how lax I've been in keeping up with the changes in my life.

Is Anyone Ever Truly 'Ready' for Cohabitation?

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.14.2013 | Women

It's always a gamble, because you simply can't predict what it'll be like to merge your life, down to the smallest quirks and habits, with another person's.

Skate Key

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 06.05.2013 | Fifty
Stephanie Gertler

In short, after thirty-one years of marriage, although it sometimes feels like Paradise Lost, on days like the other day when he's in his white coat, Paradise remains. It takes me back to a boy who gave me a key attached to a roller skate and, suddenly, there's clarity.

4 Strategies For Creating A Home Together

Sharon O'Neill | Posted 04.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Sharon O'Neill

Creating a home together is truly an act of deep intimacy. It is about personal desires and aspirations. It is about fantasies and wishes from as far ...

Moving in Together: Keeping the Peace in Your New Love Nest

Ada Vassilovski | Posted 04.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Ada Vassilovski

Whether it's pre-engagement, pre-marriage or you’re waiting until that knot is tied.

How I Made The Biggest Decision Of My Life (Hint: It Didn't Include Saying 'I Do')

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 11.15.2012 | Weddings
Tamara Shayne Kagel

But because we're not married, I hadn't thought much about moving in together defining our commitment as a certain length of time. We are making a commitment to move our relationship to the next level.

Sharing Finances As A Couple, From Alexa von Tobel (WATCH)

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When you're ready to move in together, how do you split expenses? Alexa von Tobel, Founder & CEO,, explained how to share finances as a ...

Why Living Together Is Different In Your 50s

Nancy Alvarez | Posted 10.21.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Alvarez

When my partner first moved up to live with me, we were both so excited about feeling what we did for one another, we didn't think too much about the practical issues of living together. Neither of us had lived with anyone for a long time; I, for one, had forgotten all the issues that arise when you inhabit space with someone else.

5 Questions To Ask Before Moving In Together

Posted 08.21.2012 | Women

Laura Drucker | The Daily Muse My boyfriend, Dan, and I recently celebrated our one-year anniversary -- of moving in together, that is. There wasn...

We've Decided To Move In Together, But I Still Have One Question

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 09.03.2012 | Weddings
Tamara Shayne Kagel

I had planned on having a little talk when I told him yes because I wanted him to understand, that although this is fine for now (more than fine, great even), at some point it won't be enough. As in, eventually, I want to get married. And while living together is all I need now, at some point, resentment for not having more will begin to set in.