elizabeth street
Couples who cohabit before marriage tend to be less satisfied with their marriages — and more likely to divorce — than couples who do not.
boyfriends
Lack of personal space, in my opinion, is the root of all evil.
big step
Never let anyone, no matter how cute they are in the morning, hold your housing in their hands.
moving in
While you don't have to wear a vial of their blood around your neck or shave their initials in your pubic hair, it is important to at least mutually acknowledge that cohabitation is a big step in your relationship.
you are the advice columnist
Should I just live alone for a year, or should I really try to make this work?
moving in
David is a bit apprehensive (read: terrified) about projects that involve color and design. Science is his realm, and for a long time, the concept of color theory was about as legitimate to him as unicorns and leprechauns.
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Aug 21, 2013 at 5:00pm | 50 comments

modern couples
Keeping your own furniture around "just in case" is the modern, non-famous, non-married form of a pre-nup.
moving out
I haven’t lived with a roommate since I shared a house with five other girls and a bunch of squirrels during my senior year of college.