Considering Cohabitation

Considering Cohabitation

More and more couples are packing up their things, moving in and sharing digs. They say it's because they want to try things out to avoid a bad marriage—or simply more economical than living apart. But is it a good idea?

Is Cohabitation Bad for You?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Answers from a six-year study.

Cohabitation With Kids

By Lauren Sandler
Research says it's a bad idea. But I'm not so sure.

Infidelity and Cohabitation

By PT Staff
Relationship advice: When a live-in partner cheats.

Just a Phase

By Elise Kramer
Research shows that cohabitation is a distinct stage in the dating process.

Can Infidelity Save A Marriage?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
It all depends on the meaning of the word marriage.

The Single Best Tip Before You Give Your Heart to Someone

By Mark Goulston M.D., F.A.P.A.
You don’t really know someone until you have an argument with them

The 1960s: The Madonna/Whore Decade

By Stephanie Newman Ph.D.
Women of the Mad Men era were either mommies or sex objects.

Living Together: A Good Idea?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Another case where honesty is your best friend.

Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Ninety Percent of High Performers Possess High EQ

Does Marriage Matter?

By Amie M. Gordon PhD
Does marriage make us more committed? According to testosterone, no.

Seven Ways to Say “No” and Keep Good Relations

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Set your boundaries without feeling guilty.

Boundaries

By Andrea Mathews LPC, PhD
Defining Where "I" Begin

The Top 10 Relationship Myths and Why They're Myths

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
... and the surprising ways each of them goes wrong.

26 Quotes on Collaboration

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
Learn from successful people about the importance of working with others.

Boundaries, Privacy and Intimacy Are Partly Culturally Determined

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Traveling in Vietnam highlights how different the rules for daily life can be.

Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Are You a Poor Communicator? Stop the Damage and Improve Relationships

"Malia and Sasha Have Friends"

By Stanton Peele
People aren't good at visualizing other experiences.

What Can You Do with a Man Who's Wishy-washy?

By Donna Barstow
He should take a stand: is he gay or straight?

Can I Trust My Gut to Know If I've Found My True Love?

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
5 faster tests than cohabitation to decide if you're ready to leap into marriage

Is his snoring making him boring in bed?

By Dennis Rosen M.D.
CPAP instead of Viagra?

Why The So-Called "Marriage Gap" Is Good For Your Relationship

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D.
Why the "marriage gap" and cohabitation are good for relationships

Natural Element: The Drama-Free Household

By Victoria Stern
Live in harmony with friend or faux pas.

How to Live Together

By David Finch
Shacking up? Here are a few simple tips for successful cohabitation.

The New Intimacy

By Pepper Schwartz Ph.D.
Effects for the future of marriage.

Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
Irresistible and Funny Quotes About Love to Brighten Your Day

What Do Your Fingers Tell About Your Hormones, Personality, and Sexuality?

By Mark van Vugt Ph.D.
A Hand Reading Guide for Daters, Lovers, and Managers

Does Sliding Into Cohabitation Lock You in?

By J. R. Bruns M.D.
Is moving in together before marriage a good way to prevent divorce?