I saw this article today and the catchy title obviously caught my eye. I thought it was a good read on debt in relationships.
I personlly don't believe in co-signing for someone I'm in a relationship with unless there is a wedding ring involved as marriage has certain financial and legal implications and requirements anyway. I've known several people who co-signed for their girlfriend/boyfriend and later found their credit damaged as a result. So I do agree with the articles conclusion that frank financial discussions need to take place if you are going to allow someone to mingle their debt with your fiances. If the relationship hasn't been a long one where there has been plenty of time to build up some real trust base on their history of seeing how they manage their finances, there shouldn't be any thought of sharing the burden. IMHO.
Probably temporary working link: looks like they busted up their content push and am guessing the OP's will work in the future again.
Cute turn-of-phrase indeed, and anything which helps drive this particular conversation forward I think is a good thing.