It’s exciting deciding that you are ready to take your relationship one step further by cohabitating. Here are a few things to discuss before you move in together.
Living together can help to cut your monthly bills, but before you move in you must discuss who pays what. This goes beyond rent, mortgage, and utilities—to groceries, furniture, and household expenses. And don’t forget to decide whose name goes on the lease or mortgage, one or both.
Who Does What Around The House
A common source of contention in relationships is who is responsible for the household chores, the frequency of completion, and the level of detail. If it’s easier, hire a maid to come in once a week to keep your home looking its best. Also, who will go grocery shopping and who will cook—which are two more tasks you can outsource if needed.
What Is The Goal Of Moving In Together
Last but not least, and maybe most importantly you must discuss what the goal of your new living arrangement is. There is no right or wrong answer but it’s important that the two of you are on the same page. Goals might include increased commitment, the next step before marriage, and the financial benefits of getting married.
Here’s to your next step together.