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.
MOVING IN TOGETHER
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.