The 5 Conversations to Have before Moving in Together


I’m hesitant to give “tips” for relationships. I’m asked fairly often to do so, but I find  the notion of “tips” reductionistic – couples and families can be really complex.  I tend to encourage clients to consider where they are in the family life cycle, and the challenges of the developmental tasks at hand.  This involves generative conversations which give way to more nuanced, expansive thinking. 

But when I find such a concise and helpful piece of writing by a trusted colleague, I want to share far and wide. 

Such is the case with Dr. Sheila Addison’s latest interview, 5 Conversations to Have with your Partner before Moving in Together.

Dr. Addison suggests that couples discuss the meaning of home, boundaries w/ friends and family, daily needs, financial values, and how to handle conflict. 

I urge all those considering this move to read her advice, especially if it is your first time taking this step with a partner.

Read the full article here.



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Dr. Hudak is dedicated to bringing research about the family into public discourses, weaving together the private stories that portray the often hidden cultural landscapes of our time. She is a popular speaker with both professional and lay audiences, addressing topics pertaining to relationships and the family life cycle.