How do you know it's the right time to move in together?

Someone asked me, "how do you know it's the right time to move in together?"

Moving in with your partner is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make, no matter how madly in love you are with them. You don't want to rush into it and end up ruining the relationship you have, which has so far been perfect. 

Property website Lamudi Philippines shares with us these five sure signs:

1.     You’re past the honeymoon phase.

Almost all relationships start the same: Everything’s perfect, you don’t fight, and you’re head over heels for each other. This is called the honeymoon phase, a time where everything feels fresh and exciting.

Couples who still have a great relationship even when the so-called magic fades have a better chance of doing great living together than those who don’t.

2.     You already spend most of your time together.

When you’re spending so much time with your significant other, moving in seems like the next natural step. At this point, it just makes sense to live under one roof.

Not to mention, both of you can save precious time and energy. For one, there’s no more going back and forth to each other’s houses.

3.     You can be your true selves around each other.

Every one of us has quirks. We just put our best foot forward at the beginning of the relationship so our partners won’t see our peculiar behavior.

But stay together long enough, and they sure will. Move in together, and you’ll experience each other’s idiosyncrasies every day.

If you still love each other to bits, then you’ll do just fine. It’s about knowing what annoys you about them, but still accepting and loving them anyway.

4.     You’ve learned how to kiss and make up well.

All couples fight, no matter how hard we try to keep the peace. It’s impossible to always agree on everything.

If you’ve been with your special someone long enough, you’ve probably had more arguments than you can remember. And since there will be a lot of changes once you start living together, it’s possible you’ll have more arguments than usual.

But if you’ve figured out how to easily settle misunderstandings, then you won’t have to worry about having disagreements. You’ll get over them, stay together, and keep a happy home.   

5.     You’ve seriously talked about it.

Once you move in together, you’ll need to split the bills. There’s electricity, gas, and groceries, just to name a few.

There’s also certain rules you need to establish so everything stays peaceful. For example, how often can you have friends over?

Discussing these lets you set your expectations for each other, allowing yourselves to avoid getting in over your heads when you move in together and put your relationship at risk.

Lamudi’s #YourHeartIsHome Campaign

Ticked all these five signs? Then it’s time to join Lamudi Philippines’ #YourHeartIsHome Campaign! Share your love story and tell us why you and your loved one deserve to live in your dream condo rent-free for six months here:
Happy Hearts Day Everyone! Wishing you a beautiful day with your partner. Allow the love of today to carry into tomorrow and make every day, Valentine’s Day.

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  1. Hubby and I really really wants to live on our own with the kids. We want to stand on our own feet. Ang hirap pag nasa puder pa ng parents eh. Kaya we are always praying that God will help us. ^_^
    Love your pictures here! Keep the fire burning! God bless

  2. Kami momshie,talagang want na namin mag separate, we need to have our own privacy ika nga dba po. Mas malalaman naming kung talagang kaya namin ng kami lang :) love na love ko lahat ng sinabi nyo momshie, ang laking tulong po. GOD bless! hopefully mapuntahan din namin yang kagandang place na yan.

  3. Me and my hubby had lived seperately from our parents. And it is not easy. We are now on our fifth year, and we are still together.. We've learned how to kiss and make up along the way of being together, we've learned to accept each others weird traits too, lols! Well I guess we just love each other so much and we are really meant to be together :)

  4. Eunice Lalaine E. ReyesFebruary 27, 2018 at 9:17 PM

    Nice post! Convincing.

  5. Eunice Lalaine E. ReyesFebruary 27, 2018 at 9:22 PM

    Nice post. Convincing po.

  6. Great blog!If you want to move in together but you dont know where to look for a property, you can always check out Cebu realty services to see lists of properties that can possibly be yours.


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