Moving in with my girlfriend, what should I know?
May 24, 2013 11:09 AM Subscribe
I am moving in with my girlfriend this weekend and would like to know what to expect. What are some things I should keep in mind to help everything go as smoothly as it can?
posted by *lostatsea* to Human Relations (47 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
We have had our ups and downs, but we are both crazy about each other. I have had my reservations about moving in with my girlfriend and have gone back and forth for months. I realize that I definitely have some commitment problems that I have realized come from my fears of getting older and missing out on stages of life (different topic altogether). I am in my mid twenties and am trying to remember that being in a relationship with someone I love can be a significant part of life. In the past I have had relationships fall apart from under me because of my fear of moving forward in a relationship and opening up. I am working on this.
At this point I have decided that one great way I can work on this is to put aside my fears and just go for it, so we are moving in together. She is moving into my apartment and my current lease is up in August. At this point, I can evaluate how things went and if we want to look for a new apartment together or apart (is this a good mindset going into things?). So, I would like to ask those of you who have a similar experience, what are some things I should keep in mind? What are some things I should think about to get rid of some of these irrational fears? How can I keep some of my independence while co-habitating? Thanks in advance!