Its inevitable. Having a discussion with a partner about moving in together. But, is it the right decision? Is it the right time? What are his expectations and more importantly what are mine? These questions and many more are what plagues the mind when taking a relationship to the next step. Like all decisions, the first step assessing your own needs. Can moving in with your lover be a stressful or enjoyable experience? To be honest, it can be both, but with proper planning, open communications, a bible and cocktails it is possible to keep the stress down to a minimum. Here are a few things to help your organize your thoughts before making the big decision.
Create A Pro’s and Con’s Lists
Yep! Another list. Before you say…”Here we go again!”, just bare with me for a second. The creation of a pros and cons list is very important. It doesn’t have to be shared with your partner unless you want to. This list is for you. It is going to help you organize your thoughts. List all the pros and the cons of sharing a household. Make sure to list your fears, concerns and expectations.