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Ask Matt Titus:Is it too early to move in together?

Ask Matt Titus:Is it too early to move in together?

Dear Matt,

I am planning to move in with my boyfriend. We have been dating for about six months. Do you think this step will bring us closer together or could it be worse for the relationship?

Matt Titus says:

This is a big step in a relationship, and it’s not just about finding a great apartment and buying some cool items at Bed, Bath & Beyond to fix it up. There are some key matters you should be sorting through to make sure you’re not boxing up your things six months down the road.

  • First, he needs to know that YOU consider this a big step in the relationship. Do not let him think you are willing to just be his “roommate.”
  •  Second, it is important to let him know where you stand; but you should not have to ask him where HE is in the relationship. If this man wants to spend his life with you, he needs to be sure HE is ready for this next “move.”
  • Finally, make certain you are comfortable with his level of commitment, before you hire a U-Haul and sign any 2-year lease.


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