Moving in too soon?
August 4, 2010 5:41 PM Subscribe
I've been in a relationship with an awesome guy for about five months, and we're thinking of moving in together. From an outsider's standpoint, is it too soon?
posted by amiableamy to Human Relations (43 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
We both generally suck at the long-term relationship thing (both of our longest relationships lasted less than a year), but we see each other almost every other night and have yet to tire of each other's company. In general, I've seen past boyfriends one or two times a week, tops, so this is pretty unique for me.
My lease is up in three months, so we're contemplating moving in together as we're both about to start graduate school on top of having full-time jobs and figure that not only will it be a money-saver, but we''ll have very little time to spend together otherwise. We generally know each others' habits pretty well and everything, so I don't think the "awakening to each others' personalities" is going to be the issue if it doesn't work out.
I have most of the practicals down already, like going over who pays what bill, splitting the groceries, who cooks dinner, etc. I just don't know if I'm rushing this because I'm not used to spending so much time with one person and don't want it to end. So, in your experience(s), did moving in together change the relationship drastically? Do you think you moved in too soon?
Thanks for the help!