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?

Essential Steps Before You Move In

By Craig Malkin Ph.D.

Tips for cohabitating happily ever after.

Is Living Together a Good Idea?

By Diana Kirschner Ph.D.

Making the decision to shack up.

Growing Closer as a Couple

By Carin Gorrell

Living together works—if you improve communication skills.

The Perils of Playing House

By Nancy Wartik

Living together may lead you to wed for all the wrong reasons—or turn into a one-way trip to splitsville.

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