So, you and your honey have been dating for some time now and might move in together.
While this is an exciting chapter in any relationship, it is still a very important decision. One should weigh the pros and cons before making this decision. Here are a few things to consider before moving in with your sweetheart:
Moving in together lowers the overall costs of living alone. You can share rent, utilities, groceries, etc. Living together could be your gateway to financial freedom.
Someone to Come Home To
If you like spending time with your lover and feel like the idea of coming home to them every day is rewarding, then this is probably a good option for you.
Determine a Future of Your Relationship
A couple can be perfect from one point of view but may not be compatible living mates. A great reason for moving in together is to determine if you are compatible enough to spend your life with this person.
Stuck in a Lease
One con of moving in together is if you were to break up while living together, you are now stuck in a lease with your ex. While there is no real way to determine the strength of your relationship prior to this, it is good to discuss this with your lover prior to moving in together.
Loss of Personal Space
This is another thing that should be discussed before moving in together: respecting each other’s personal space and time.
While this may be a pro for some, it can be a con for many. If your mate is not as tidy as you are, then chances are these shared responsibilities may end up falling on one person. Talk about cleaning habits and how often each person is going to clean what. Ending a relationship because of housework just sounds silly, doesn’t it?
Moving in together is a wonderful step, but it is very important to be sure both partners are on the same level and are taking this step very seriously. Weigh the pros and cons in a reasonable matter. Happy moving (maybe)!