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The truth about singles in our society.

How to Live with Other People

Innovations in sharing a home and a life

Because of the popularity of my previous post, “Living alone: Everything you always wanted to know,” I thought I’d offer a comparable collection of discussions of ways of living with other people. Some examples of the topics covered are living with friends, living with your parents, living among other people in a genuine community, living as a committed couple—but not in the same home, and design features that promote meaningful social interactions.

If you are hungry for fresh writing, two of my more popular recent posts elsewhere were “How churches marginalize single people and how they can do better” and “Living the single-at-heart life like you never could before.”

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Ways of Living with Other People

Not going nuclear: So many ways to live and love

Four single men: All hetero, approaching 40, living together for 18 years

A story about a tribe should not end with a couple in a hot tub

Living with other humans: Do you have what it takes?

Not lonely by design

The new life option that would have shocked me in my twenties

Is your ideal living situation different at different points in your life?

Leaving home sooner or later: What does it mean for your relationship with your parents down the road?

Leaving home in 15 countries: How old are the grown children when they leave and how far do they go?

Over time, are more people sharing housing or are more people living alone?

Just how alone do you want to be?

Why would committed couples live apart when they don’t have to?

Single, Anita Hill style: Long-term partner and separate homes

What does it mean to live with your parents in your 20s or 30s: Part 1

Part 2: What does it mean to live with your parents in your 20s or 30s?

What does TV tell us about how to live?

Is it healthier to live with someone?

What does a cohousing community look like?

The secret to balancing time alone and time together?

21st century experiments in living

Bella DePaulo, Ph.D., is author of Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After. She is a visiting professor at UCSB.

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