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6 ways to know you are ready to move in together

11 December 2014, 19:23 Shakila Alivitsa

Nairobi - Before you make that huge step of moving in with your partner, there are a couple of things that you should 1. Know, 2. Reconcile yourself with, 3. Understand and 4. Be ready for any kind of surprises. Because the truth is you never really know someone until you wake up to their morning breath.

There are things that should be at the top of your list when you want to move in with your partner. Do not get shockers a few days down the road. You might find that the house that you have been going to is not even there’s.


Their financial status

Not because you are being greedy, but because in a relationship there is  going to reach that point where you have to split the bills or one of you is going to support the other because the other either loses their job, or is searching and so on. The point is going on a date a few nights a week and spending a little money is not the same as having to figure out livelihood expenses for the both of you. You do not want to move in and have to borrow rent because you thought it was already covered.

The relationship has to be going somewhere

You do not move in with someone you know you are wasting your time with. If you know you are hopping boyfriend to boyfriend or rather girlfriend to girlfriend then just imagine having to keep packing your suitcases from one house to the next like a nomad. Does not look good at all.

Trust issues

No one wants to come home and find their plasma gone or their whole house shipped out and no idea to where. If you do not trust your partner then do not move in with them because you are going to be sleeping next to them and you cannot keep one eye open 24/7, you will die of exhaustion.

How messy they can get

This does not apply to guys only, women can be quite untidy too. You might find the man is the one constantly cleaning up after the woman. If you really like this person then some arrangement has to be mad and rules drawn out because that is the only way you too will survive.

How they like to entertain. If you are a lone and your significant other likes to invite people every other day, it can get on your nerves. Not just in terms of your alone time; but food, amenities being used, guests who are live in. A compromise should also be reached in this case. But if they are one for hosting wild parties then you are in for a ride.

What they do

Do not have a Kiriamiti situation, find out what your partner actually does for a living.

The Family

It is not jumping the gun because it really does save you knowing where your partner does come from.

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