The Good Girl's Guide to Living in Sin: The New Rules for Moving In With Your Man

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Is deciding to live together the biggest step in your relationship-or just one more along the way to the altar? Either way, this smart, hip guide will show you how to get the most out of living with your guy. Authors Joselin Linder, a serial-shacker-upper, and Elena Donovan Mauer, a shacker-upper-turned-wife, cover:
  • Family issues: how to tell the relatives
  • Practical matters:...
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Overview

Is deciding to live together the biggest step in your relationship-or just one more along the way to the altar? Either way, this smart, hip guide will show you how to get the most out of living with your guy. Authors Joselin Linder, a serial-shacker-upper, and Elena Donovan Mauer, a shacker-upper-turned-wife, cover:
  • Family issues: how to tell the relatives
  • Practical matters: merging separate belongings, sharing a bathroom, divvying up chores
  • Money issues: paying the bills, renting vs. buying
  • Legal and other sticky matters: buying insurance together, rights for domestic partners, dealing with the "un"-laws
  • Romantic pressures: keeping the relationship steamy when date night's become a thing of the past
Live-in relationships can be fraught with questions and emotions. This feisty book covers all the bases and provides expert advice on every aspect of this exciting and romantic move. It's all you need to make your first man-shared space a home.

Joselin Linder has a career that has spanned theater production to the startup of a fashion design company. She now produces film in New York. With her track record, it has been advised that she stick to dating men whose leases aren't ending but, alas, she and her boyfriend recently took the plunge.

Elena Donovan Mauer is a writer and editor specializing in relationships and women's service. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, Modern Bride, Lifetime magazine, and Bridal Guide. She and her live-in guy have been married since 2003. She lives in New York City.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598695847
  • Publisher: F & W Media Inc
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.61 (d)

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Joselin Linder has a career that has spanned theater production to the startup of a fashion design company. She now produces film in New York. With her track record, it has been advised that she stick to dating men whose leases aren't ending but, alas, she and her boyfriend recently took the plunge.

Elena Donovan Mauer is a writer and editor specializing in relationships and women's service. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, Modern Bride, Lifetime magazine, and Bridal Guide. She and her live-in guy have been married since 2003. She lives in New York City.

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  • Posted January 9, 2009

    Great Advice Mixed with Inspired Humor

    Everything in this book totally makes sense, in terms of sharing space, making the right compromises and getting along with a mate. What makes the book even greater is that it's not just dry advice out of the mouth of some stuffy Dr. Phil. There are hysterical moments here. From a brand-new definition of Aretha's good-ole R.E.S.P.E.C.T to speculating on the emotional trajectory of John and Lorena Bobbitt's marriage, these girls not only know how to wax wise, but, when couple start going to this book for help as conflicts start coming, they¿re going to end up cracking up as they work through it. In the end, I bet these authors¿ humor is actually going to save thousands of live-in relationships all across the land.

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