Moving in with your Significant Other for the First Time

Moving in together is a significant step in any relationship with a host of practical and emotional factors to consider.

Fair Play

How will you divide up the household chores and financial costs of living together? Is one of you a more natural cleaner than the other? Does one of you prefer to cook? Do you have similar standards of tidiness? Do you prefer to clean as you go or have a rota?

These are all questions you will want to discuss before moving in together and arguing about whose turn it is to clean the bathroom! Make sure to be clear about each of your boundaries on this. Discuss how you will be dividing up the cost of living together. Will you split the cost 50/50? Or perhaps one of you earns more than the other and you’d prefer to split the cost a different way? Always be clear on these terms before moving in together.

Relationship Goals

It can be easy to forget about date nights and enjoying quality time together when you live together. This can lead to partners feeling unappreciated, or the relationship feeling boring and stale. So make sure you discuss how much quality time you’d like to spend together and how you’d like to spend it. Passing each other in the kitchen on the way to work does not count as quality time.

You will also want to consider where your relationship is going. Dating can be fun and non-committal. Moving in together is a big step. You will want to consider whether your long term plans are compatible before taking the leap to live together. Separating after living together is never a fun or easy process. Do you want marriage in the future? Children? Travel? Take time to discuss where you both see your relationship heading before taking this next step.

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