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Tips to help keep harmony in your home.
There are lots of things to consider before you take the plunge to live together. It certainly takes the relationship to another level of intimacy and commitment but it can also spell the end if it's not done properly.
When relationships end, it is a sad fact that people take sides, assets are split, and someone, if not both parties, must relocate. The "Geographies of Divorce" is the shifting of boundaries, the renegotiation of territory, the displacement, isolation and the staggering trauma of homelessness that accompanies divorce.
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Moving in together is a big step in a relationship. On the other hand moving in does have it's perks. It's a good way to save on rent and expenses. Your sexual activities may increase, and you can take your relationship to the next level. Cohabitation can be construed as a sign of commitment and joy.
When you live alone, a lot of your fashion rules go out the window thanks to the fact that there's no one there to judge the fact that you basically live in your underwear when you're at home. But fun...
When you're in your early 20s and moving in with your boyfriend for the first time, you're both just starting to build your lives. In many ways it's a lot easier, a lot less risky, than moving in with someone when you're in your 30s and starting to settle yourself down independently.
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In her article titled "Don't Live With Your Boyfriend If You Want To Get Married," Debra Macleod provides her reasons for why she thinks couples should not make the cohabitation commitment before the man decides to "put a ring on it." Macleod refers to herself as a "relationship expert." She may want to reconsider that title.
Over the past decade or so, I've found there are a few common pitfalls that women who want to get married inadvertently fall into, and which decrease their chances of getting married while they're still young enough to walk down the aisle without stopping for breath. One of these pitfalls is living together before marriage.
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Moving in with your girlfriend is a huge deal. In life-change terms, it's a bigger transition than getting married. Though you don't get the recognition from your family and friends that comes with ty...