Love has finally made its way into your life - you met someone, have been dating them for a couple of months (or even years), and you are ready to take the next steps in the relationship. However, you are not sure whether you are on the same page. Moving in together can be pretty scary, especially if you know a lot of couples who broke up because of it. For those of you who are looking for signs to see if it's the right time, continue reading.
1. You Spend More Time At Their Place Despite Having Your Own Place
If you have been sleeping at your partner’s place most days of the week, even though you have your own home somewhere else, then that is a clear sign that you are both ready to move in together! If you already have a lot of things at your partner’s place and are basically living there already, we don’t know why you two are still living apart and doubting it.
2. You Have Already Had A Huge Fight And Handled It Maturely
If you and your partner have had a huge fight and were able to fix it in an adult manner, then you are ready to face the life of being live-in partners. When you live together and are always in each other's faces, you have to expect that conflict can't be avoided, and that's okay. If you were able to fix such, then you already know how to solve those kinds of problems together in the future - but hopefully, you won't have to.
3. You Talked About Living Together
If you are in a serious relationship, you cannot avoid having conversations about what it would be like living together for real. You might have had joking conversations in the past, but now it's time to get serious about the matter. If the conversation went well, and you think it is the right time, then start taking steps to find a place for the two of you.
4. You Have Fully Accepted Your Partner’s Habits
Think of it this way; imagine one habit that your partner has that you may not exactly like. Next, imagine having to live with that every day for the rest of your life. If you’re okay with what you see because you know that’s part of what makes your partner who they are now, then you are indeed ready to live under the same roof.
5. You Have Talked About Money Matters And Established Your Financial Plan Together
It isn't easy to talk about your finances to other people - especially with your partner if they earn more than you. But if you can have that conversation with your partner already and even ended up planning how you both would handle your finances together, then you are ready to live together. After all, you would eventually have to pool some of your money together to pay bills, buy food, and spend on other necessities.
6. You Are Aware That You Both Have Lives Outside The Relationship
If you know and accept that you and your partner have your own lives outside your relationship, then you are ready to live together. Being independent of each other is essential when you live with your partner because it ensures that you both feel secure in your relationship even when you are both busy doing something separately. Knowing that you both have your own lives outside the relationship makes you less of a controlling partner, lessening the chances of being in a toxic living situation.
7. You Can Depend On Each Other Despite Being Equally Independent
When you have accepted that you both deserve space from each other, but can also do things with your significant other, then you are ready to live together. This means that you have both figured out how to balance each other’s wants and needs in the relationship.
If you have checked all these things off your list, then it means that you have created harmony already; and that’s the greatest thing you should feel when you are finally living with your partner. So what else are you waiting for? It’s time for you to take your relationship to a whole other level, and we are rooting for you!