Living Together

Cohabiting Before Marriage Shouldn't Be About Sex or a Ring

AskMen | Posted 04.02.2014 | Canada Living
AskMen

I'm not personally a proponent of cohabitation before marriage. If you asked for my advice, I'd tell you not to. There's plenty of empirical research out there to suggest that it might not be the greatest idea. But you don't need to reduce men to sex-starved lunatics (or women to desperate shells who will whither and die if they don't get a ring) to get your point across.

Don't Live With Your Boyfriend if You Want to Get Married

Debra Macleod | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Living
Debra Macleod

Over the past decade or so, I've found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into, and which decrease their chances of getting married while they're still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath. One of these pitfalls is living together before marriage.

7 Realities Of Shacking Up

AskMen.com | Kathryn Jezer-Morton | Posted 10.29.2012 | Canada Living

Moving in with your girlfriend is a huge deal. In life-change terms, it's a bigger transition than getting married. Though you don't get the recog...

We're Not Married -- Do We Need a Cohabitation Agreement?

Brahm D. Siegel | Posted 01.28.2012 | Canada Living
Brahm D. Siegel

A cohabitation agreement deals with a couple's rights and obligations in the event of a breakdown of the relationship. Cohabitation agreements are a terrific way of avoiding expensive and nasty disputes after a relationship fails since all of the parties' rights are spelled out in a contract.