According to rumour, Kate Middleton has moved into Prince William's apartments at Clarence House. This may be a bit of departure of the usual decorum of a royal relationship. We were under the impression that royals typically got engaged, married, and then moved in. Otherwise they're supposed to be spirited in and out under cover of nightfall. Oh well.
It was just report that in the UK more children are now born out-of-wedlock than to wed parents. This is a major shift, 30 years ago it was 1 in 10. The definition of illegitimate will probably have to be reassessed. Maybe illegitimate now can mean 'as a result of a one-night stand, drunken hookup, or illicit affair.'
Living on your own and shuffling between his place and yours is definitely. But what's the alternative? Cohabitation. But moving in together has it's ugly side. Do it too soon and the relationship could really be challenged. Living on your own may not be so bad after all. And it's not just about getting to keep your own belongings. This tale of consolidating addresses may give you pause or you may have all these space issues worked out.
Anne and RJ have bought a house and had a baby together. They share a bed; a bathroom; even a toothbrush when necessary. And yet; until a few months ago; their 200-plus CDs had remained strictly separate. Marrying each other; it turns out; didn't automatically mean marrying their stuff. Almost every couple we've talked to can relate. They may have cosigned a mortgage or even combined their DNA, but consolidate their books or music or art or furniture? That's a big commitment!
My friends and I seem to take dating a lot more seriously than our mothers did. Perhaps too seriously. We obsess about every interaction, overanalyze each conversation. As much as we crave relationships, they also scare the everloving crap out of us because we have all seen what can happen when a woman makes the wrong choice… I think it's vital to spend a long time getting to know someone before you commit to a life with him. But the constant analysis doesn't leave a girl with much hope of walking into a room one day and being love-struck, the way my mother was. Or so I always thought.
After cohabitating with three different men, the author declares her right to live alone despite society's pressure to move in. "Ever since I was a small child, I've wondered why people should have to live together. It's wonderful when you want to be together, mind you, but what about when you don't? Doesn't it make more sense to have the option, either way? Sometimes I spend a few days at my boyfriend's house. It is always difficult to leave. It is also always great to come home—at once comforting, liberating, exciting, even. What adventures await me here, in my own place, in the soft white whispers of my own private sanctuary, between my pen and my notebooks and me? There are days I scarcely leave my desk. I don't have to. I don't want to. And that's the end of it.
She moved in, now what? Dean Chandler shares his view on the trials and tribulations of moving in with a partner. Moving in together means different things for men and women, but it undeniably brings the relationship to a new level. From the idea of cohabitation (living in sin, to some) to figuring out whose stuff to keep, it's high on stress. Here, the author describes how essential compromise is and talks about recognizing a new and developing intimacy.