More Women Are Saying "Yes!" To Cohabitation
After a two-year hiatus from graduate school, I decided at 25 that I wanted to complete my degree. I moved from New York back to Washington, DC took out enormous student loans (that I am still paying today) and started my life anew. Shortly thereafter, I met the “man of my dreams” -- and within months, not only were we talking about marriage but I was contemplating moving again to Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was completing his Ph.D. at MIT.
The decision was a difficult one. I wasn’t keen on the whole idea of “shacking up” because the old adage “why pay for the cow if the milk is free?” ran rampant in my mind during my moments of contemplation. But move I did. It was disastrous. We lasted three months living together, and although we were engaged five years later, I ended it before we walked down the aisle.
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