Posts Tagged: cohabiting
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Save Up, Move Out

For a reminder of what to keep in mind the next time you want to move out of a home you're sharing with someone, Rent.com has a quick and blazingly pink infographic, excerpted (and sepia-ed) above.

What else does Rent.com's infographic magic eight ball (RIMEB) know? It seems practical, and wise. RIMEB, who is the fairest of them all? RIMEB, what do you do when something feels right but most people you respect would probably advise you against it? Or would they? RIMEB?

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Living Together, Cheating Compulsions, and Marriage Smoke Signals

I need some guidance on the whole moving-in-together step of a relationship. My hombre and I are soon approaching three years in our loving, committed, and wonderful relationship. We are in our early/mid twenties, have stable jobs, and we get along well with each other's families and friends. The last time we talked about moving in together was when we were graduating from college, and we both agreed that we wanted to wait until we were older and had more life experience. That was just over a year ago, and now I am interested in putting the conversation back on the table.

My hope in living together is [...]

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Living Together, Getting Divorced

Sliding into cohabitation wouldn’t be a problem if sliding out were as easy. But it isn’t. Too often, young adults enter into what they imagine will be low-cost, low-risk living situations only to find themselves unable to get out months, even years, later. It’s like signing up for a credit card with 0 percent interest. At the end of 12 months when the interest goes up to 23 percent you feel stuck because your balance is too high to pay off. In fact, cohabitation can be exactly like that. In behavioral economics, it’s called consumer lock-in.

In case you missed it: the article that sat atop the most-read and [...]

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Glorified Booty Calls, Soul-Baring, and Moving In

I've been seeing a guy for about five or six weeks. He seems to be absolutely perfect for me. He's everything I've ever wanted in a guy. We have these amazing conversations, he's intelligent, a hard worker, he makes me laugh, and the sex is amazing.

But there's a problem: He is very, very recently separated from his wife,  just over two months ago, which means that we first got together only a couple of weeks post-separation. He says that their relationship had been "done" for over a year and they were just trying to make it work for their daughter. His wife and daughter have moved to a [...]