Every couple, if you've been together for a significant amount of time, has the conversation about whether or not you two are ready to live with one another. If the answer is "yes", there are a few things you should know once you take that leap into cohabitation.

  • You're going to spend more money moving than you think you will. You will spend money on a moving van, the pizza and beer for your friends who help you move, renter's insurance, any new furniture you buy together, etc.
  • There will not always be enough room for both of your emotions. Arguments will take on a whole new life once you two live together. Some things that you once found cute and adorable about your significant other may begin to annoy you. You will become genuinely aware of their every action. You will have to find new ways to deal with your frustrations and anger when arguments arise.
  • You will have to seek quality time together. Just because you live together doesn't mean that all the time you spend in the same room/apartment is quality time spent together. Hanging out next to each other is not the same as hanging out with each other.
  • Your significant other now reflects upon you. Once you two live together, you two will no longer be viewed as two singles, but as one couple. You may want to have a conversation to discuss what kind of couple you two want to be.
  • It is amazing. Cohabiting with your partner can be a lot of work, but also incredibly fun at the same time. Getting to fall asleep and wake up next to the person you love is the best feeling in the world. It is something you just have to experience for yourself (when you're both ready for it).

(via Pop Sugar)