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How to Know if You’re Ready to Move in with Your Partner

Living together before marriage was once considered taboo, but it has become more common and acceptable over the last two decades. If you’ve been dating your partner for a while and things are going well, you might be wondering if it’s time to move in together. 

Moving in together is a big step because it signifies an important milestone in your relationship. While only you can make this decision, there are some important factors to consider. 

What to Know About Moving in Together 

It’s exciting when your partner wants to move in with you, but this is not a decision you want to rush into. Here are some of the things to think about, as well as conversations to have with your partner. 

Your reasons for wanting to live together

First, it’s important to consider your motivation for wanting to live together. Couples who move for financial reasons or to “test” their relationship tend to be less satisfied with the arrangement than those who have a genuine desire to spend more time together. Ideally, your reasons to move in should revolve around wanting to grow and progress in your relationship. 

Your age and stage of life 

Second, your age and stage of life can sway your decision one way or the other. You may be in a place where you’re ready to get more serious and settle down with one person. But if you’re still looking to be independent and do your own thing, you may find it better to live with friends for now. 

Practical and logistical reasons 

During your conversation with your partner, make sure to discuss the practical aspects of living together such as: 

  • Where you’ll live
  • How expenses will be allocated 
  • How you’ll manage household responsibilities 
  • Your work and sleep schedules 

Signs that You’re Ready to Move In Together (and Signs that You’re Not)

Only you can decide when the right time to move in together is, but here are some signs that you’re headed in the right direction

  • You’ve had productive conversations about living together and have the practical aspects sorted out (i.e., finances, household chores).
  • You’ve been together long enough to know your partner well. 
  • You feel comfortable sharing your space with your partner, even when there’s conflict. 
  • Your reasons to live together go beyond convenience.

Are there signs that you may not be ready to take the next step? Absolutely. When one or both partners feel pressured, you feel anxious regarding the issue or you don’t always feel safe around your partner, it’s probably not the right time to move in. 

Chat with a Love Psychic Today 

Jack Rourke is a love psychic in Los Angeles. Jack has had profound success assisting clients with their love and relationship challenges. If you are on the fence about moving in with your partner, schedule a psychic session with Jack. While he can’t make decisions for you, he can help you understand your path for the future.