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Living together is cool when your common future is clear

May 27, 2013
Living together is cool when your common future is clear

As many of us know, living together is very healthy practice nowadays. In fact, this bold desicion gives you many pros, such as cheep rent, “square meal,” and, of course, all the sex you can have with your sweet lover. About 9% of unmarried (yet) couples prefer to live together, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Moreover, as follows from recent study conducted by Cornell University, cohabiters have more confident and happy life in comparison with their counterparts who live in marriage.

However, before you start packing your suitcase, you need to take into account the following “simple” question:

- What does she think about your living together? That means, my dear men, that you need to figure out, what your dames expect from cohabitation: many women think that life together is just a prelude to marriage. So, if you don't see her in your future, just sign a lease with your best friend;

- Who is responsible for what? That means, you need to think about chores distribution. For example, you just lovo to spend your time experimenting in the kitchen, and she's fond of dancing around with a feather duster in her hand – in this сase you know, who will be responsible for cooking and cleaning up in this house.

In addition, you should think about money: “surprises” are not welcome to financial area of your life together. The key feature here “is to think long term, and consider how you’ll feel if the situation goes on for a long time,” as states Tina B. Tessina, Ph.D., psychotherapist and author of The Unofficial Guide to Dating Again.

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