What are your motivations for living together? If you want to develop a deeper bond, and most significantly, you see cohabitation as a step toward marriage, having differing expectations may be a problem.
Being an unmarried couple living together apparently gives everyone you come across carte blanche to inquire as to your status as a couple. Our lives seem very happy but our status seemed to agitate more than a few people.
But because we're not married, I hadn't thought much about moving in together defining our commitment as a certain length of time. We are making a commitment to move our relationship to the next level.
When you sit down with your sweetheart at your favorite restaurant to share a bottle of wine and chocolate molten lava cake this Valentine's Day, look closely. Are either of you putting on some poundage?
Even though it would be nice to move into a house that's new for both you and your new husband, it's just not practical. Here are some tips to help you turn your house into one that belongs to both of you: