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The Truth About Living Together Before Marriage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 07.23.2014 | Divorce

For anyone in a long-term relationship, these two statements might sound familiar: "It's crazy to marry someone without living with them first. Yo...

One Year After Supreme Court DOMA Ruling, Same-Sex Couples More Aware of Legal Options

Maria Cognetti | Posted 06.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Maria Cognetti

Interestingly enough, even American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers members in the states that currently don't allow same-sex marriage have noted an increased number of consultations with same-sex couples to discuss cohabitation agreements and other legal strategies.

Moving in Together? Make Moving Day Go Smoothly

realtor.com | Posted 03.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

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.

5 Decisions You Don't Have To Justify To Anyone

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.18.2013 | Women

A lot of the choices women make, ranging from what we do to our bodies to how we conduct our most personal affairs, are subject to commentary from fam...

What You Should Consider Before Moving In With Someone

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.12.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

What are your motivations for living together? If you want to develop a deeper bond, and most significantly, you see cohabitation as a step toward marriage, having differing expectations may be a problem.

The Truth About Cohabitation

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 08.31.2013 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

Being an unmarried couple living together apparently gives everyone you come across carte blanche to inquire as to your status as a couple. Our lives seem very happy but our status seemed to agitate more than a few people.

Cohabitation, the Termination of Alimony and Cell Phones

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

The termination of alimony is a touchy subject for those paying or receiving the financial support post-divorce. Proving cohabitation is a challenging, costly proposition.

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.

Can Home Decor Ruin Your Marriage?

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 01.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

Turns out that lamp is not just a light source, but a symbol of ourselves.

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.

Deciding To Have A Baby: '85 Percent Sure Means You Jump'

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.23.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

Intention and ambivalence are very different on a statistician's ledger. But are they always all that different in real life?

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.

And They Lived Pudgily Ever After: Dating, Marriage and Obesity

Jill S. Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

When you sit down with your sweetheart at your favorite restaurant to share a bottle of wine and chocolate molten lava cake this Valentine's Day, look closely. Are either of you putting on some poundage?

Your New Husband in Your Ex's House: 8 Ways to Say Welcome!

The Stir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
The Stir

Even though it would be nice to move into a house that's new for both you and your new husband, it's just not practical. Here are some tips to help you turn your house into one that belongs to both of you:

Gena Grish: Writer, Friend... and Nomad?

Gena Grish | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Gena Grish

In a relatively new relationship, when is it too early to leave some of your things behind?

Your Family, Immediately

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Philip N. Cohen

Welcome to the United States. Where we know what a family is, and is not. "Whether you are a visitor to the United States or U.S. citizen," we are to...

The Census: Learning to Count Decade by Decade

Suyapa Portillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Suyapa Portillo

One of the glaring omissions in the Census survey is an option for individuals to identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.

Cohabitation, divorce?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics has been received as evidence that "cohabitation has little effect on marriage success." O...

Harvard Press Was Right to Reject "The Case for Marriage"

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Bella DePaulo

I have news for Stanley Kurtz: The Case for Marriage was second rate and not worth publishing.

Stepfamilies To Uncle Sam: Learn To Count!

Wednesday Martin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wednesday Martin

We're hearing a lot about the new U.S. Census these days and many might wonder what, precisely, is at stake. For stepfamilies, the answer is: quite a bit.

Living Together Before Tying The Knot Can Spoil Marriage

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Couples who shack up before tying the knot are more likely to get divorced than their counterparts who don't move in together until marriage, a new st...