Living Together

Five Signs That the Spark Has Not Gone From Your Relationship

Charlotte Buxton | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Comedy
Charlotte Buxton

3. Sometimes, for a treat, you sit on the same sofa... When you first start dating, not only do you insist on always sitting on the same chair, you will sit as much of yourself on top of the other person as you can. But then time starts to pass and with that comes the realisation that, actually, the most comfortable way to sit is alone

Divorce Day and Cohabitation: Is Marriage an Insurance Policy?

Suzy Miller | Posted 08.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

The conundrum is, how can marriage be a morally superior course of action on the one hand, and an insurance policy for a statistically high divorce possibility on the other?  The two just don't quite fit together somehow.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Cohabit

Suzi Godson | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Godson

Beyoncé knows. Valérie Trierweiler should have insisted that François Hollande "put a ring on it". This column is a little 'en retard' for the French first lady, but here's 10 things you ought to know before you decide to cohabit....

What Is a Cohabitation Agreement and Do I Need One?

Chris Mayhew | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Chris Mayhew

This may not seem like the most romantic of things to do at an exciting time when you are about to move in together, but it could save a lot of heart ache in the future. If you are considering doing this then here are a few tips...

Living With a Boy

Victoria Joy | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Joy

It's not that I hadn't lived with men before; I grew up suffering dead arms from my older brother. But this didn't quash my fear when the time came to move in with the other half, it made the uncertainty worse.

The Myth of the 'Common Law Marriage' and How It Can Affect You

Richard Adams | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Adams

As a family lawyer, I have often had to break the news to clients that they do not have the ability to claim any financial support against their ex-partner, even if they've been living together for years. So what are the key facts that couples living together should be aware of?

On 'Going Down' - The Joys of Cohabitation

Lana Citron | Posted 30.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lana Citron

Yes after 42 years, my long cherished independence was under imminent threat. My single days cooked. I was 'caving in', going to live with - you guessed it, the Glam Rocker. This was a completely unnatural scenario for me.

Why Have We Fallen Out Of Love With Marriage?

PA | Posted 29.11.2011 | UK Lifestyle

An estimated one in six people are now cohabiting with their partner as the number of married couples in England and Wales continues to decline. Da...