Co-habitating- Good or Bad idea?
Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:27 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 08:43 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 09:54 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:05 AM
I'm glad we have lived together. We moved from Texas to North Carolina together after only dating for 6 months. We have been living together for 4 years now. I would not have moved in with him out of convenience or to have a good roommate. We did it to really know each other before we decided to get married. We could have gotten married before we moved in together. We knew we wanted to marry each other. But, there were rough patches when we talked about breaking up. I'm glad we worked it out because we wanted to. Not because we were married. We've grown so much together & truely know who the other person is. I feel like it's important to know how a person is in bad times, not just good times. I wanted to see how we communicate about the hard issues like money. We have a very solid partnership now & it makes me feel very confident about our marriage.
Mike has also been an awesome roommate It's been so much fun.
Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:37 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:07 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:54 AM
4 years of living together allowed me to see and get used to his living habits, like leaving socks on the floor wherever he takes them off, and letting his clipped toenails fly all around the bathroom (yes, i know - gross!). i would not be up for this kind of surprise after the wedding.
to be honest, i don't even know how people get married without living together nowadays. considering that 2/3 of marriages end in divorce, i can't imagine buying the car without test driving first. (no offense, props to anyone who does it, but i personally was not taking the chance.)
Posted 24 May 2008 - 11:56 AM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 12:15 PM
Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:09 PM
so by the time of our wedding, we will have been living together for 4 years.
both of us were kind of against the living together thing (unless engaged / married) until we met each other and just never wanted to be apart LOL
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