How to Tell If You Are Ready to Move in Together

When Do You Move in Together. How to Tell If You Are Ready

Couple sitting in the park

One of the trickiest things in a relationship is knowing when it’s time to move in together. You may wonder if there’s a cap on how long you should date before approaching this huge step. There are other things involved such as his temperament as well as yours and the question of whether or not they’ll mesh well together under the same roof. Yes, it seems that there are several variables to consider when it comes to making that all important decision to move in together.
It used to be in many years past that moving in with someone without benefit of marriage was considered to be a mortal sin. With religion less a part of things now and practicality more involved with decisions, more and more couples are choosing to live together before deciding to marry. It’s not unusual at all for many couples to co-habitate for a while and then decide they’re not meant to be together. It’s definitely easier and cheaper to dissolve a live-in relationship than it is to dissolve a legal one.

Is the Time Right

However, if you’re trying to decide if it’s time to move in with someone that you’re romantically involved with; there are a few ways to tell if the time is right or not. For one thing, you’re rarely apart except for jobs or other necessary events. He’s either at your house or you’re at his. In fact, both of you have started keeping personal items such as tooth brushes, razors and extra clothes at each other’s homes. It’s obvious that a couple living like this doesn’t need the extra space, and expense, of maintaining separate residences.
Another thing that may help you know if you’re ready to live with someone or not is the distance between your two homes. If there’s a fair distance to drive to see each other, you’ll probably find that weekends are spent at one or the other’s residence because it’s too far to drive back and forth each day. Then, you start to miss each other through the week because you only have phone and/or computer contact until the next weekend arrives.
Of course, there are the feelings that you get when you’re with each other as well as when you’re away from each other. Sometimes you really do just know when something is right to do. This is the one thing that usually tips the scales in favor of taking up residence together. You both just love the idea of going to sleep curled up together each night and waking up together every morning. There’s something to look forward to at the end of the day when you come home to each other. These are the biggest reasons for taking the relationship to the next level and moving in together.
Whatever reasons you may have for making this huge decision, if it’s the right one, you’ll both feel it from the very first night you spend together as co-renters. Not only that, but it will most likely be the beginning of a lifelong journey together.