George Clooney has asked his Italian flame, Elisabetta Canalis, to move into his luxurious Lake Como home, so we're taking a look at some of George's greatest hits on the relationship front.
MOVING IN TOGETHER
Gollum slithered around the picnic tables in a bald wig and a loincloth. Bilbo Baggins manned the barbecue. An elf with pointy ears asked if we had any veggie burgers. My boyfriend, David, and I had not come dressed for the "Lord Of The Rings" theme for his family's annual group vacation with their friends. But costumed or not, I knew I'd be under scrutiny: I'm the first woman he'd brought along to introduce to everybody in his 26 years of attending. As Gollum lumbered by towards the card table full of key lime pies and cookie burgers, I turned to David and grinned. "Real love," I said, "is spending the weekend with your parents and their friends when everyone is dressed like Hobbits." He grinned back and we kissed. Forty-eight hours later, David and I decided that we would move in together, waking up next to each other every morning and falling asleep together every night.
Joshua Jackson, whom we will try not to refer to as "Pacey" for the rest of this blog post, and his ladyfriend of three years, Troy's Diane Kruger, are shacking up in the lovely seaside city of Vancouver, People reports. We are delighted for them and not at all green with envy that they will be right next to the 2010 Olympics and also are very beautiful, talented people who are in love and probably having excellent, prolific sex with each other.
After dating actress Camilla Belle for eight months, middle Jonas brother Joe has decided it's time to be a big man and strike out on his own. In real estate terms, that is. Star magazine reports that Joe has told his roommates and brothers Kevin and Nick that he wants to get his own apartment where he and Camilla can be alone.
Men from different lovestages debate whether or not to move in with a girlfriend before marriage. Some think it spells disaster for the relationship while others are convinced it's a necessary step. Watch five guys discuss the upsides and downsides to sharing a home with your partner before saying "I do." Their answers might surprise you!
It looks like Prince William and Kate Middleton may be getting slightly more serious after 6 years of dating. Rumor has it that she is semi-officially moving in with him at his RAF base in Shropshire. This cohabitation is a far cry from the breakups that these two regularly appear to have. Not as far from breaking up as marriage, but maybe it's a start. Now what are we going to do with Prince Harry?
Up until I was six years old, my family celebrated Christmas. In 1984, we moved to a new town in a new state and joined a synagogue. As December rolled around, there was no tree, just a menorah in the kitchen and a pile of Hanukkah presents in the corner of the living room. In high school, I began dating a Catholic boy—and like a holiday miracle, Christmas returned! I was a jolly, happy soul once more... until we broke up and I had to find a new Christian boyfriend to spend the holidays with. On the occasions that I did not have a boyfriend during "the season," I was the sad orphan Jew.
Oh, oh Mexico. Guess we could have guessed that Los Cabos would become Mexico's hot spot of choice for the newly "outed" couple: Lindsay Lohan and girlfriend Samantha Ronson. No, no, Ronson didn't seem to spend the couple’s vacay beat-boxing at the mix table. Rather, the Entertainmentwise.com reports that the two were spotted frolicking in sea, hand-in-hand in boyshort bikinis, earlier this week. Wondering why Lohan left the country, just after confirming rumors that she and the DJ had been dating for quite sometime, on a U.S. radio interview? Us too
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.
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.
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.