Moving in with someone can do many things for a relationship. It’s a way of ramping up the commitment and lowering living costs. It means you get to enjoy more time in each other’s company while simultaneously doubling your daily shirt-and-sock options. It’s also that thing you often do when you reach a certain point – and while I’m generally against things we do simply because we feel we should – I can’t deny that sooner or later in any relationship – I find myself wondering about living together.
I’ve just moved in with a man for the fourth time in 15 years (different men) – and there’s a lot I’m going to do differently this time – because there’s a lot I’ve learned. So in the spirit of sharing I’ve developed the following set of handy rules.
Behold my Ten Commandments for Cohabitation.